BSc (Hons) Construction Management

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Introduction to our Construction Management degree

Study for a degree in Construction Management at ARU. This course focuses on key stages and processes of planning, construction and maintenance – ranging from building design and technology to resource management and project administration.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Why Construction Management at ARU?

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), giving you maximum opportunity to gain industry-critical skills.
  • Utilise world-class facilities including mechanical engineering workshops and concrete, geotechnics, hydraulics, and structures labs.
  • Bring the world of work to life through Live Briefs; designed and developed with regional employers to give you exposure to ‘real world’ problem-solving.
  • Benefit from strong industry links with professional institutions, local firms and experts to increase your employability within the construction industry.
  • Work with expert staff whose wide range of industrial and academic backgrounds make learning more real, hands-on and relevant.

Have you got the vision and drive to work in the construction industry?

Get the skills, knowledge and understanding you need by studying our accredited Construction Management degree course (foundation year not accredited).

Based in Chelmsford or Peterborough, you’ll use industry-standard surveying equipment and the latest in computer-aided design, 3D modelling, project management and financial software. You can choose to take a placement year and further develop your professional skills, as you work towards becoming a chartered construction professional.

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World-class facilities

While studying at ARU you’ll be able to access:

  • mechanical engineering workshops and concrete labs
  • specialist labs, including those for geotechnics, hydraulics, and structures
  • creative resources such as 3D printers.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from expert lecturers
  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


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Accredited by CIOB and CABE

In Chelmsford, our BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree is accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). In Peterborough it is accredited by CIOB.

Careers – What can you do with a degree in construction management?

A degree in construction management can lead to a number of careers, including working as a construction project manager or construction site manager for contractors or construction clients. Key to these roles is the ability to ensure that construction projects are completed on time, within budget, to the correct quality standards, healthily and safely, and with due recognition of wider sustainability and environmental issues.

The average salary for a construction manager in the UK is £40,002 per year* with the ability to earn well over £60,000 per year as an experienced Construction/Site Manager.

The construction industry is very varied and our course will also give you a great foundation for other career paths, such as construction planning or becoming a BIM manager.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a range of postgraduate degrees including MSc Construction and Civil Engineering Management, MSc Construction Project Management and MSc Town Planning. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.


Engineering student Nadanum


“As students we have the opportunity to [join] a week-long field trip. You'll gain hands-on experience of drawing interpretation, project management, concrete pouring, steel frame erection and formwork fabrication. I really enjoyed the experience.”

NADANUM Read about Nadanum's experience at Constructionarium

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Vibrant campuses

Choose where you study: we offer this degree course in the heart of Chelmsford and Peterborough.

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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements