BSc (Hons) Intelligent Construction Engineering and Surveying with foundation year

The future of construction has arrived. Our BSc (Hons) Intelligent Construction Engineering and Surveying with foundation year degree offers you a comprehensive blend of skills and knowledge in core traditional technologies and methods, alongside training in emerging and future digital innovations. You can become a flexible, agile and adaptable professional with the skills to succeed at the cutting-edge the built environment industry.

This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the University’s approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, there is the possibility that the course may not run or may be subject to alterations. This course is due to be validated by August 2019 after which we will write to all applicants who have applied for the course to let them know the outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University will make reasonable efforts to offer an alternative course at the University.

BSc (Hons) Intelligent Construction Engineering and Surveying with foundation year

Course details

Digital technology is revolutionising construction and professionals in the industry are racing to keep up with the changes. Innovations such as drones, laser scanners and 3D software packages are revealing skills shortages and creating new job opportunities across a wide spectrum of the industry. The University of Bolton’s ground-breaking BSc (Hons) Intelligent Construction Engineering and Surveying with foundation year degree offers you the knowledge and skills to take advantage of these new opportunities, while ensuring you possess a solid grounding in the traditional technologies, principles and methods that underpin modern construction.

Our dedicated and experienced staff will guide you to develop strong understanding and practical know-how in essential areas of construction and surveying. The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of these areas alongside study skills development. It’s designed to prepare you for degree level study.

At degree level, we’ll cover areas such as construction technology, including site investigations, materials, specifications and plans, along with areas such as contract procedures and procurement, measurement, legal and regulatory frameworks, construction project management, project finance, and sustainable construction, so that you can gain in-depth knowledge of the core elements essential for a career in the industry. We’ll also focus on integrating digital technologies such as building information modelling (BIM) into the planning, building and maintenance of structures, exploring how these enable smarter working, increase productivity and enhance outcomes for clients.

In coming years, we expect the industry will be transformed by new and emerging technologies. Therefore, we’ll support you to gain vital academic and lifelong learning skills so that you are well prepared to research these innovations, apply your knowledge in new ways, and keep abreast of inventions and enhancements in construction and surveying throughout your career. Overall, we aim to prepare you for a long and successful career in this exciting worldwide industry.

  • UCAS points: 48
  • Start date: 21/09/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS code: K271
  • Duration: 4 years

Course highlights:

  • Developed in consultation with our Industry Advisory Board (IAB), this programme is designed to respond directly to the current and predicted future needs of the industry. Our IAB brings together a diverse range of professionals and organisations from a wide variety of construction and surveying related specialisms.
  • Coupling learning in key traditional areas such as construction management, architectural technology, building surveying and quantity surveying with the chance to gain expertise in current and emerging digital technologies, this unique course seeks to prepare you to start your career immediately after graduation while future-proofing your skills and knowledge so that you’re ready to adapt as the industry evolves.
  • We’ll cover recent innovations such as 3D laser scanning for reality capture and drone photogrammetry for surveying, and consider probable further developments in building design and management software, and building information modelling (BIM). Software and new technologies have the potential to offer powerful solutions that will further enhance the future management and maintenance of building projects, as well as areas such as the monitoring of wellbeing of users of the structures. Change is coming and we aim to prepare you for it!
  • We’re committed to helping you develop your employability and career network. You’ll be encouraged to attend guest lectures that enhance your learning, help you make contacts in the industry, and contribute to your professional development.

Key features:

  • Our dedicated staff team have a wide range of professional experience, industry knowledge, technical expertise and academic credentials, offering you a variety of perspectives and broadening your horizons.
  • By designing the course assignments and projects so that they mimic industry pipelines and standards, we aim to give you an industry relevant education that prepares you for a career in construction and surveying.
  • We have strong relationships with many organisations in the industry, allowing us to offer you a work placement over the summer period of level 2 (HE5) of the course. This industrial experience can prove very valuable in improving your CV and helping you make personal contacts with potential employers. It’s not unusual for graduates to gain excellent references from their placement providers, or even gain employment with that company.
  • We prefer to keep lecture and practical classes relatively small, so that you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help, as well as benefit from the ideas and support offered by your classmates.
  • Our well-established links with the construction industry mean we can continually monitor and update the course to make sure the content is industry-relevant, introducing you to the latest thinking, technologies and innovations.

Entry requirements

  • UCAS points: 48
  • Start date: 21/09/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS code: K271
  • Duration: 4 years

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3.

Applicants should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics.

If you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we consider a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course, then we will be happy to consider your application.

You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details. Find out more

Fees & funding

Home/EU fees

  Year of study Total
Entry year 2019/202020/212021/222022/232023/24
2019/20 £9,250£9,250£9,250£9,250-£37,000
2020/21 -£9,250£9,250£9,250£9,250£37,000

International fees

  Year of study Total
Entry year 2019/202020/212021/222022/232023/24
2019/20 £9,250£12,450£12,450£12,450-£46,600
2020/21 -£9,250£12,450£12,450£12,450£46,600

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

No hidden extras

  • There may be some additional or optional costs associated with this course. These will be published after approval of the programme. ()

How to apply

Home/EU

September start

Please apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for September entry.

The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website.

You can apply for up to 5 courses through UCAS (at the same or different institutions) for a fee of £24. Alternatively, if you only wish to apply for a single course at a single institution then a reduced applicant's fee of £13 is applicable.

You will need the following information to complete your UCAS application form:

  • Institution Code Name: BOLTN

  • Institution Code Number: B44

UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Tel: 0870 1122211
Web: www.ucas.com

International

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:

  1. Apply direct to the University. Links for the next available intakes of this course are shown below. Please click the link which will direct you to the online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this.
  2. Apply via one of our approved in-country referral partners. A list of our partners may be found on the International pages of this website.
  3. Apply via UCAS for courses starting in September only – visit www.ucas.com.

Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email international@bolton.ac.uk

Contact The University

Key facts

  • UCAS code:
    K271
  • Course type:
    Full-time
  • Start date:
    21/09/2020
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
    BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS points:
    48
  • Duration:
    4 years

Contact us

Clive Robinson
Programme Leader
Email: C.J.Robinson@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903542

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903