CONSTRUCTION (DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT) Level 5 Foundation Degree
- Level 5
- Higher Education
- Newry Campus
- The Open University
The Foundation Degree in Digital Construction Management [accredited by the Open University] provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in construction industry, which has undergone a digital revolution, with the development of 'Building Information Management' in the whole life cycle of the building and construction process.
Digital construction management is addressing the construction industry’s low productivity. Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools, this endeavours to integrate procedures throughout the whole life cycle of a construction project. Adopting digital technology means implementing a data-driven approach which creates a more effective construction process. The most exciting element of Digital Construction Management is using new technology to capture construction progress and its context. Photogrammetry application is an example of flying a drone over the site, taking photos from the site, and automatically creating 3D models that everyone in the construction can see and share as opposed to traditional, cumbersome surveying methods.
This course is designed to bridge this skills deficit, providing a qualification that covers the traditional knowledge and skills required but enhanced with the digital skills needed to function effectively within the industry.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course.
- Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 48 UCAS points achieved through the completion of A-Levels, National Awards, Access or other alternative approved level 3 qualifications.
- Applicants should have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. This must include GCSE English Language Grade C or Essential Skills Communication Level 2 and GCSE Mathematics Grade C or approved equivalent. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language.
- Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy at https://www.src.ac.uk/about-us...
The College’s Admissions policy reflects the expectations of the UK Quality Code Admissions, Recruitment and Widening Access (Nov 2018).
Please note that applicants progressing to higher education courses at Level 4 and above in the College or UK Universities may require a specific GCSE/ A Level profile. In some cases, the Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy may not be a suitable alternative to a GCSE. The list of acceptable qualifications for equivalency to English and mathematics for Ulster University is available from the following link: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply....
It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.
Modules covered are:
- Construction Technology 1 - Residential.
- Intro to BIM and CAD.
- Mathematics and Structures.
- Construction Science and Materials.
- Digital Surveying.
- Construction Site Management.
- Construction Technology 2 - Commerical.
- Operations Management.
- Individual Project Construction Management.
- Contract Administration and Dispute Resolution.
- Work Based Learning.
You will be assessed continuously throughout the 2 years of the course. Assessment methods include module exams, reports, case studies and presentations.
Please note: Where the exam/awarding body fee is listed as TBC in the full fee breakdown, the information has not yet been released by our partner awarding bodies for 23/24. This fee will be updated as soon as it becomes available.
Successful candidates may progress to the Level 6 Degree offered being first offered at the SRC in September 2023 in Construction and Engineering Management [BSc Honours].
Students can also progress onto courses at UK universities dependent on University entry requirements.
This may include:
- Construction Management.
- Quantity Surveying.
- Site Management.
- Project Management.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Digital Construction Management you can pursue a career in a variety of areas of Construction Management including:
- Site Management
- Project Management
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