Further your career in construction. Get an insight into building design, production, management and technologies with our CIOB-accredited degree. The course will give you the grounding to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Construction Management.
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 this foundation degree course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of both the technology and management involved in its creation.
Construction has three stages: pre-construction in which design, costs and feasibility are finalised; construction, when the work is undertaken; and post-construction, which covers subsequent operation and maintenance. Our course provides insight and understanding of these key stages and the process involved throughout this built asset life-cycle. These range from building design and technology, to the management of resources (people, materials and equipment), the administration of projects and stakeholder engagement, as they are carried out within contemporary regulatory, legal, economic, and social contexts, all with reference to the latest developments in digital technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
During the course you are also able to develop your communication, numerical, IT, teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills in a built environment context, as well as improving your own self-management. You’ll learn to predict and analyse potential problems in building, and to create workable and economic solutions.
Put your learning to the test on site visits and with our specialist facilities, including site-standard surveying equipment and a dedicated computer suite offering the latest in CAD, project management and financial software. We also have labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, structures, engineering materials and concrete-testing.
This course will give you the grounding to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Construction Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).
Our course 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 honours degree, BSc (Hons) Construction Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
IT and Communications
Elements of Construction Design
The Built Environment Work Sector
Elementary Survey Skills
Year two, core modules
Construction Resource Management
Introduction to Civil Law and Legislation
Site Management and Safety
Year three, core modules
Advanced Construction Technology
Environmental Building Performance
Construction Planning and Programming
Procurement and Costing
Individual Research Project
Where you’ll study
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.