What will I learn?

Employers all over the world are crying out for highly trained professionals with the technical, leadership and management skills to coordinate, plan, direct and budget the building of a vast array of construction projects – from motorways and bridges, schools and hospitals to wastewater treatment plants, residential, commercial and industrial structures.Within the UK alone, the CIOB has found that three quarters of contractors are operating at or near full capacity - with more than 230,000 new recruits by 2020.This professionally accredited course blends traditional design skills with modern technologies, using traditional drafting methods alongside computer aided design (CAD). It aims to enable you to develop the skills necessary to become a highly-trained professional in this very demanding but rewarding discipline, setting you on the path towards chartered status and full membership of the CIOB.Coventry enjoys excellent links with local and national contractors like Galliford Try, Vinci, Kier and Willmott Dixon, many of whom provide direct input into course development as members of our Civil Engineering and Building Advisory Boards. They also enable you to become involved with the construction community through networking and placement opportunities (subject to availability and application), which can enhance your employment prospects on graduation.You will be taught by staff with academic and professional experience in architectural practice, civil engineering and the construction industry, having worked in roles as construction and project managers, quantity Surveyors and design managers for a variety of both contracting and consultant organisations. We also have a strong portfolio of industry-related research, particularly in the areas of low carbon building technology, sustainable construction materials and engineering education, which ensures you stay abreast of new technologies and emerging issues.Teaching is highly practical; throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to draw on real-life case studies to reinforce teaching, including the use of site visits. You also have a unique opportunity to undertake teaching in the Simulation Centre and participate in integrated project work, where theory is put into practice as soon as it is learned.**Key Course Benefits*** Home to the Coventry University Simulation Centre.* Ranked 7th in the UK for ‘Building’ by the Guardian University Guide 2019.* Opportunity to apply for a full year work placement which can count towards your professional Chartered status.* Expert visiting lecturer programme, which in the past has featured lecturers from industry, research organisations and from overseas universities, such as Purdue University in the USA.* Full accreditation from Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), setting you on the path to becoming a chartered builder or chartered construction manager and leading to full membership of the Institute.* Successful completion of a common first year makes it possible to transfer to Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management in the second year if you wish.* Collaborative links with universities in 20 countries around the world, including Purdue University in the USA, giving you the chance for you to spend part of your studies abroad (additional costs may apply).

Which department am I in?

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Priory Street,

Coventry,

Warwickshire,

CV1 5FB, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Priory Street,

Coventry,

Warwickshire,

CV1 5FB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

to include Chemistry or Biology. Excludes General Studies.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Coventry University

Student experience is a priority for the university, which was proud to be ranked as the University of the Year in the UK for student experience 2019.

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