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This BSc in Building and Construction Engineering will enable you to develop the digital and sustainability skills you need to become a built environment professional. Developed in consultation with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), this course will teach you the desirable skills needed to kick-start your career within the industry.
Applications for September 2023 will be opening soon.
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Why study this subject?
The construction industry globally has high demand for graduate engineers. You could join a team where your skills and knowledge play a key role to the development, planning and construction of builds. Not only is this career path fulfilling in the work you will be doing, it also provides you with great opportunities to work in the UK and around the world.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
With a wealth of expertise from within our network of lecturing staff, guest speakers, and alumni, their track record of success in the building and construction industry will feed into your teaching and learning experience.
This accredited course was designed with input from industry practitioners and professional organisations, ensuring it meets industry requirements for graduates in this field. It has been developed in consultation with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
You’ll learn hands-on practical skills to help you stand out to potential employers. You’ll get to grips with industry-standard equipment including in our CAD/CAM labs, ensuring upon graduation you are prepared for your first role.
Learning continues beyond the classroom; You’ll be provided with unique opportunities to develop the employability skills required by construction companies, from small to medium enterprises to large multinational construction companies, through work experience opportunities, live briefs and site visits.
What facilities can I use?
We have a range of state-of-the-art-facilities for you to get hands-on with. Facilities support a range of activities including design and CAD/CAM labs.
As well as this we offer a four-storey library filled with all the articles, books, research papers, computers and printers that you may need during your studies. We also understand that university life isn’t all about studying, that’s why our Students’ Union events are all completely free for our students.
What will I study?
This course is structured around the themes of construction technology, building engineering and management. The programme will help you enhance your understanding, application and management of materials, construction technology and services in the construction and maintenance of buildings.
You will learn about the construction of both low and high rise residential, office and commercial buildings, leaving you with a holistic understanding of the sector. You will have to assess and navigate through problems as they arise and use your holistic understanding of the sector to make the right discussions.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You’ll be taught by a teaching team who have a wealth of professional and academic experience, with many having worked in the industry. You’ll study in a close-knit tutor group where everyone’s input is recognised and valued. Not only will you make friends for life, you’ll also make important connections that will last through your career, and you’ll form a network, just like you’d find in the working-world.
A variety of assessment vehicles will be used as appropriate to the modules you take, including assignments carried out in your own time, in-class assignments, workshops and presentations. Assessments will be appropriate to the task, achievable, motivating and vocationally focussed, forming a constructive part of your learning process.
Delivered through lectures and tutorials, each of the modules you study will focus on empowering you to think critically and learn how to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems.
You'll also learn through:
- written assignments
- practical laboratory and field work
With this varied and comprehensive approach to learning and assessment in mind, you can rest assured that you will be adequately prepared for employment following graduation.
BNU is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student, to increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 104 - 128
GSCE Maths and English at grade 4 (or C) or above. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required, ideally with one STEM subject.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
Year 1 Modules
Science and Materials
Mathematics for Engineers
Principles of Construction Project Management
Building Design, Drawings and Measurement
Building Regulations and Legal Context
Building Construction Technology
Professional Skills in the Built Environment
Year 2 Modules
Advanced Construction Technology
Structural Analysis and Design
Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems
Industry Skills in Sustainability
Management Strategies, Economics and Finance
Electrical Design and Installation
Year 3 Modules
Structural Design and Production of Buildings
Procurement and Contracts Management
What are the tuition fees
Home, Academic Year 2022 - 2023
£9,250 per year
Overseas/International, Academic Year 2022 - 2023
£14,250 per year
What are my career prospects?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
Our strong links with employers enables our programmes to be developed to closely match their needs. This gives graduates great employment opportunities upon completion of their degree.
Our BSc (Hons) Building and Construction Engineering course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities, such as:
- Building Engineer
- Site Engineer
- Site Manager
- Construction Planner
- Building Control Officer.
You may also wish to stay on at Buckinghamshire New University and study a postgraduate degree, such as MSc Engineering Design