BSc/BSc (Hons) Construction and Project Management

Undergraduate, Part-time

Learn the technical and managerial skills necessary to take a construction project from the planning stages to fruition.

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  • Duration:

    6 years

  • Award:

    BSc/BSc (Hons)

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

Any construction project needs to be expertly managed to ensure its successful completion. The role of a Construction and Project Manager is to take responsibility for this outcome, managing all elements of the job, including contractors, materials, budgets and timelines.

A complex and often high-pressure role, requiring a methodical mind and excellent coordination skills, it’s also one that can be hugely satisfying.

You’ll graduate ready to take on major ventures, able to co-ordinate them efficiently and effectively.

Please note this programme is only available for advanced entry to Year 2 or Year 3, there is no first year entry.


Learn the theories behind building technology, construction and management; and gain experience in applying these theories in practical scenarios.

You will gain knowledge of contract procedures, cost and value engineering and conservation issues, and learn high-level management techniques, such as communication methods, budgeting and time management.

Our accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building offers eligibility for Chartered status once you have gained work experience.

You will study the same modules, and complete the same course work as a full-time student, but over a longer period of time. You’ll generally come in to University for one day per week, and a four-year Honours degree will take around six years to complete part-time.

What you study

Year 1

  • Building Design and Technology 1
  • Surveying 1
  • Building Engineering and Construction Maths
  • Principles of Economics
  • Property and Construction Business Law
  • Option

Year 2

  • Building Design and Technology 2
  • Building Economics 1
  • Building Engineering 2
  • Construction Management 1
  • Construction Cost Procedures
  • Option

Year 3

  • Construction Management 2
  • Building Design and Technology 3
  • Building Economics 2
  • Contract Administration and Practice
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Construction Project Management 1

Year 4

  • Project Evaluation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Construction Project Management 2
  • Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

As this course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the construction industry, you will be in demand once qualified. Opportunities include:

  • project manager
  • project planner
  • estimator
  • facilities manager
  • consultant or technologist with a design practice
  • buyer

You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further study at Masters and PhD level.

Minimum Year 1

Please note there is no year 1 entry to this course.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher


A Level


BTEC Extended Diploma

DDM (Distinction, Distinction, Merit) in a related subject.


Pass in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.

Minimum Year 3

Irish Ordinary Degree

Achieve 50% or above at first sitting in a relevant subject in all final year subjects.


Pass in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

Achieve 60% at first sitting in a relevant subject with minimum 50% in all final year subjects.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. 

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £305 £305
England Wales and Northern Ireland *£1,125 *£1,157
Overseas £2,317 tba
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.

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