The course

UCAS code
Up to 4 years
Delivery type



Construction projects are becoming increasingly more complex and the need for graduates who are equipped to manage projects, from inception and design through to construction and occupation, has never been greater. The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge, leadership and managerial skills necessary for the effective delivery of construction projects in which feasibility, planning, design, construction and occupation are all considered and managed. It also aims to develop effective team leadership which is essential to the management of construction projects.

We are ranked:

1st in Scotland, 2nd in the UK for Building and Town and Country Planning courses in the Guardian University League Table 2017 and 2018.

1st in Scotland, 2nd in the UK for Building courses in The Complete University Guide 2017 and 2018.

CEMENT scheme

The aim of the CEMENT (Culture of External MENToring) programme is to link third year undergraduate students with professionals in practice (many of whom are alumni). This allows students to discuss the relevance of course content, approaches to study and career aspirations with a professional who can draw upon their own experiences.

CEMENT has so far proved highly successful, with students gaining access to work placements, site visits and graduate employment opportunities through the scheme. Such interaction between students and industry is imperative in moving the profession forward and supporting the next generation of built environment professionals.


Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Note that the below programme structure is provided to illustrate distribution of teaching and is subject to developmental change.

Semester 1

  • Construction Modelling
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Introduction to Design
  • Introductory Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • Cost Control Principles
  • Management Practice in Construction
  • Introduction to the Environment
  • Property Development and Planning 2
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Construction Technology 2
  • Commercial Law
  • Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and Natural Environment
  • Optional course

Semester 2

  • Cost Modelling and Measurement
  • eConstruction
  • Facilities Management Principles
  • Optional course

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the week-long Constructionarium programme.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Safety Management and Site Establishment
  • Construction Technology 3
  • Procurement and Contract
  • Design Cost Planning and Control

Semester 2

  • Project Planning and Implementation
  • Decision Making for Management Applications in Construction
  • Design for Construction
  • Optional course

Students also undertake a week-long study tour to a European city.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Cost and Value Management
  • Construction Information Management

Semester 2

  • Construction Project Management
  • Innovation in Construction Practice

Across both semesters

  • Design Project
  • Dissertation


Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 89% are working
  • 5% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 95% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £27000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £24000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Architects, town planners and surveyors
  • Skilled trades occupations
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Engineering professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or BBBBC
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB plus BBC at Higher in other subjects
  • A-Levels ABB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • HNC A in graded unit
  • HND BB in graded unit

Year 3

  • HND AB in graded units with A in final graded unit

Additional information

  • For all Levels, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications, mature candidates and overseas students.
  • All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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