BSc Construction Project Management

The skills necessary for the commercial manager and quantity surveyor to play an integral part in finance, planning and operation of major construction projects are developed during this degree.
Lakeside model construction project management

Why choose this course?

  • Designed to meet the needs of the construction project industry
  • This subject at Aston is ranked top 10 in the UK in the university subject tables (2016 Complete University Guide)
  • Accredited by the RICS and CIOB
  • Excellent paid professional placements and graduate employment prospects
  • Strong well-established links with industry. 
  • This subject line at Aston is currently ranked 3rd in the UK for Employability in the latest Sunday Times University Guide

  • This subject line at Aston is currently ranked top 10 in the UK regarding its Staff to Student Ratio (2015 Guardian University Guide)

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code:

Typical offer level

A Level: BBC-BBB
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma
IB: 32 points

Specific subject requirements
A Level: A science or technical subject 
General Studies accepted
GCSE: Maths Grade B and English Grade C
A suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted
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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 

Tuition fees:
£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2016/17)                             £16,850 for Outside EU students (2016/17)
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Building Birmingham Scholarship

The Building Birmingham Scholarship provides access to a wide range of education, employment and training opportunities for talented young people between 16 and 24 years of age wishing to pursue a career in the construction sector, including financial support for those aspiring to continue studies at higher education on relevant courses.

The scholarship offers a flexible ‘menu of support’ tailored to meet the needs of individual young people ranging from access to work placements, internships, apprenticeship and other employment opportunities and access to a bursary fund to help towards tuition fees for Birmingham residents attending a Birmingham university.

For more information, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/bbs

Please click here to view scholarships provided by Aston.

Our aim in creating this innovative suite of construction degrees is to provide you with the technical knowledge of materials and building processes, an understanding of logistics and planning together with the management and financial skills necessary for a challenging career in the construction industry. 

Construction programmes at Aston University combine the management, economics, finance and decision making skills required by the professional construction and project manager with specialist modules in such aspects as health, safety and environmental management.

The skills necessary for the commercial manager and quantity surveyor to play an integral part in finance, planning and operation of major construction projects are developed during this degree. After the first year your studies will centre on finance, resource management and logistics, together with the necessary knowledge of the construction process. This breadth will give you a skills and knowledge base for a career in construction project management.

Aston's construction degrees are ranked 7th in the UK for Building and Construction by the Times Good University Guide rankings 2010

Year 1


Year 2

In the second year, the business, financial management, legal and planning aspects introduced in the first year are further developed as are the more technically oriented construction subjects.


Year 3 - Optional placement year

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year. One of the following modules:


Final Year

The final year besides further enhancing and consolidating your management and technical capabilities provides you with the opportunity to explore in depth a construction-related topic of your choice.


We employ a wide variety of teaching and learning styles on our degrees, and we place  particular emphasis on project based learning and hands on experience. Visiting lecturers from the construction industry bring real life experience to your learning.

Assessment is through a combination of project work, case studies, practical reports and coursework (approx. 50%), and exams (approx. 50%). Your final degree classification is not only based on your final year studies, but also on your second, and if relevant, your sandwich year.

Course Director

Dr Peter Hedges
He obtained his first degree from Cambridge University, and his PhD whilst lecturing at Aston. He worked for a number of years in the water industry before joining Aston University, and is a Chartered Engineer, and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

If you choose our four year sandwich programme your third year is spent in a paid industrial placement of direct relevance to your studies. The value a placement adds is immense – you will grow in knowledge, experience, confidence and maturity, and gain organisational and time management skills.

Our experienced staff will help you find a suitable placement with companies such as Carillion, Balfour Beatty Construction, Interserve, Shepherd Construction, Mace, EC Harris and AYH.

Our current and recent placement employers include companies in the UK and abroad such as: BNFL, ConocoPhillips, GSK, Kraft, Alfa Laval, Thames Water, AMEC and 3M.

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

Construction modules not only adopt the most appropriate approach in order to provide you with the best learning opportunity for that particular subject, but are also designed so that you to develop your presentation, report writing, teamwork and decision making abilities – life skills all employees demand. You can also obtain one-to-one support in all aspects of study and communication skills through the University’s Learning Development Centre.

Our programme is fully recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) through its partnership agreement with the University. Graduates are therefore eligible to enter the RICS’s Assessment of Professional Competence training scheme.The degree is also fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Aston University has developed strong partnerships with industry, whether they are project or research based, Astons Engineering Systems and Management group offers programmes which are tailored to suit the industrial environment. This focus allows our graduates to build skills which are essential to industry, moulding them into highly employable industry ready graduates. These partnerships also further the knowledge of the working environment allowing lecturers to adapt their teaching methods to compliment the frequently changing industrial environment.

Our graduates work with leading companies across all major business sectors including:

Industry Links
There is always a demand for competent construction and project managers without whom the infrastructure, so necessary to today’s society, could not exist. When you graduate you will possess the necessary skills to work for civil engineering contractors, building and project management companies, local government and in the service industries. The management, transferable and technical skills developed during your studies will also be attractive to other professions and there is significant potential for successful careers in such diverse fields as finance, logistics and general management.

Further information

EAS Undergraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)121 204 3400

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Placement Profile

Placement Profile

Henry Crockett

BSc Construction Project Management

"My placement provides a fantastic experience that is highly relevant to my course, putting many modules I have studied into practice, and helping immensely for my final year studies."




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