FdSc Construction Management

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Further your career in construction. Get insight into building design, production, management, and technologies with our part-time, CIOB-accredited degree course.

The construction industry is one of the most dynamic, diverse and significant in the world.

We live, work and play in the built environment – and our Construction Management foundation degree will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the technology and management involved in its creation.

Our part-time course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). It will prepare you for work in construction or construction project management. You'll also have the opportunity to progress onto our specialist BSc (Hons) Construction Management, and gain a full honours degree.

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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.

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.

The Chartered Institute of Building

Our FdSc Construction Management degree is accredited by The Chartered Association of Building.


Our FdSc Construction Management degree is designed to prepare you for work in construction or construction project management.

You could follow several routes, such as working in a contracting organisation, the estates department of a larger company, or for a specialist consultancy organisation.

After gaining some experience and achieving professional qualifications, you may be able to work as a self-employed consultant or start your own specialist consultancy practices, in the UK or overseas.

This course also offers a progression route to our specialist BSc (Hons) Construction Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

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.


“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.”


Read about Nadanum's experience at Constructionarium

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