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BSc (Hons) Building and Construction Engineering

TARIFF: 104 - 128
  • Study Mode: Full time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2023

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Applications for September 2023 will be opening soon.
Develop the digital and sustainability skills you need to become a built environment professional. We will help you discover the knowledge you need to be able to shape and engineer the environment around you through projects and research.
The course itself has been developed in consultation with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
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Applications for September 2023 will be opening soon.

Why study this subject?

Join a team where your skills and knowledge play a key role to the development, planning and construction of builds. 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.

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.

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Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

The construction industry globally has high demand for graduate engineers. To ensure you are equipped to meet the needs of this exciting industry, our course covers three main themes: construction technology, building engineering and management.

This course has been designed with input from industry practitioners and professional organisations to meet 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) for the accreditation of the course.

You will 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, site visits and guest lecturers.

You will also have access to excellent lecturers with industry experience and specialist design and project management software such as AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Project.

What will I study?

Our course covers the 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. Embedded within this curriculum are Digital Technologies, Sustainability and Health and Safety topics.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You will be assessed through a number of means including:

  • coursework
  • written assignments
  • practical laboratory and field work
  • reports
  • presentations
  • exams.

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 from our BSc (Hons) Building and Construction Engineering course.

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Placements Plus

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.

Useful Documents

BSc (Hons) Building and Construction Engineering Programme Specification

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. Please refer to the Programme Specification at the bottom of the Course Details tab for the full breakdown of core and optional modules, as well as the credits needed to complete your degree. 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

Construction Surveying

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

Research Dissertation

Structural Design and Production of Buildings

Procurement and Contracts Management

Group Project

Professional Practice

What are the tuition fees


Home, Academic Year 2022 - 2023

£9,250 per year


Overseas/International, Academic Year 2022 - 2023

£14,250 per year

From September 2022, those students living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK, will be considered Home students.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

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 enable our programmes to be developed to closely match their needs. This gives graduates great employment opportunities upon completion of their degree course.

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 our part-time MSc Engineering Design

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