Construction Management HND

UCAS code 052K

What is special about this course?

Construction technicians are responsible for the design and implementation of a wide range of construction projects, from consultation and advisory roles to contractor-based work, in sectors such as industrial, commercial, and domestic structures; energy; infrastructure; and landmark projects, such as the Inverness College UHI campus.

The HND Construction Management will specifically develop your knowledge and specialist skills in areas such as project management, Scottish law (construction), planning, managing teams, human resource in construction, sustainability, and off-site construction.

Investment in the Highlands and Islands, as well as excellent links with employers such as Compass, Forestry Commission, Morrison Construction, Makar, Pat Munro, and Robertson Construction, provides exciting opportunities for our students, who are involved in live projects, placements, and employment.

Delivery will focus on the strengths of the region, working in remote and sensitive areas while creating a vision for the future. You will gain contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning, and organisational skills. You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning, and develop abilities to be flexible and work cooperatively with others.

Special features

  • Excellent links with professional bodies and employers
  • Site visits, case studies, and live projects help to contextualise learning
  • Collaborative delivery including working with students from other programmes within construction technology
  • Sustainable construction and environmental awareness in remote areas
  • Experienced, well-qualified staff, with a passion and enthusiasm for their fields

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

Entry to the first year of this course, HNC Built Environment, is:

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above
  • Plus National 5 Maths, or equivalent
  • Alternatively, NC Built Environment or NC Civil Engineering OR
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering OR
  • SVQ (SCQF level 6) in Construction or a related discipline OR
  • A Construction Craft certificate combined with appropriate further study, prior to, or in parallel with, the HNC programme
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

For January 2021, entry to this course is only available into year 2 via:

Year 1 - HNC

Please apply to the HNC Built Environment if you wish to study the first year of this course.

Year 2 - HND

You will study the following core modules:

  • Building service in large buildings
  • Construction technology / commercial superstructure
  • Estimating
  • Standard forms of construction contract
  • Construction planning
  • Site administration
  • Scottish law for construction
  • Economics and the built environment
  • Statutory control of buildings
  • Construction site surveying B
  • Quality in construction
  • Managing construction organisations
  • Human resource management in construction
  • Construction management graded unit 2 (double credit)

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities and practical sessions will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing. For students on the daytime option, the plan is to have one day a week on campus, practical sessions for all students will be in semester two.
  • Full-time

You will learn through a combination of video conference lectures, practical workshops, and site visits, as well as online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE).


How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI

Start date

  • September 
  • January (2021 only)

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,855 £7,020

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider the following careers:

  • Commercial management
  • Construction management
  • Project management
  • Quantity surveying

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Construction Management HND

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2021 or Aug/Sep 2021

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.