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The future of construction has arrived. Our BSc (Hons) Digital Construction and Surveying 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 of the built environment industry.
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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) Digital Construction and Surveying 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 a strong understanding and practical know-how in essential areas of construction and surveying. 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 the 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.
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The BSc (Hons) Digital Construction and Surveying programme aims to prepare you for a career in a number of possible sectors in the civil engineering and construction industry. Construction has long supply chains, including clients, consultant designers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and manufacturers. There is increasing emphasis on the need for these supply chains to collaborate with each other, and digital techniques are key tools to support successful outcomes.
You’ll have the skills and knowledge to coordinate and lead teams, keep staff safe, plan the best use of resources, project manage the work of contractors, and respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues. In addition to subject-specific knowledge and skills, you’ll possess abilities in problem-solving, analysis and research, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, as well as commercial awareness.
On successful completion of the course, you’ll have a sound understanding of best practice in the design and delivery of both smaller and flagship infrastructure schemes. After graduation, you’ll be ready to take on technical and management roles on diverse schemes such as commercial buildings and office blocks, industrial facilities and factories, and housing and multi-storey flats.
You'll be able to work for large multi-national companies, but also any of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the industry. There are many opportunities in construction to work in international locations (for example, in the Middle-East or Australia) as well as huge demand for digital skills in the North West and elsewhere in the UK.
You may also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level with a master's degree or PhD.
Graduates can use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience or postgraduate study may be required. Potential roles include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £6,000 for the academic year 2021/22.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021/2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
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.
For 2021-2022 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2021-2022 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
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You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
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Apply online: University of Bolton BSc (Hons) Digital Construction and Surveying STV - 20 September 2021
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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Apply online: University of Bolton BSc (Hons) Digital Construction and Surveying STV - 20 September 2021
We look forward to receiving your application and you continuing your academic journey with us!
Digital construction and surveying is a diverse and multi-faceted discipline, so we use a wide range of teaching and learning methods. We have a sophisticated range of land surveying equipment and computer hardware/software. There is a blended approach to our delivery. We provide traditional timetabled lectures, seminars, computer workshops, practical sessions and tutorials. We'll support this with on-line learning material on the University's virtual learning environment called ‘Moodle’, so that you may learn at a time to suit yourself.
Our friendly and supportive tutors will be here to guide you. You'll have direct one-to-one access to them; they will know your first name and invite you for individual support sessions as you may feel necessary. Tutors will gladly help you to devise an independent study regime focused on your individual development needs.
You’ll be expected to devote significant time to independent and self-directed study. For example, background reading, revisiting practical work, attending lectures and technical meetings provided by professional bodies, preparing for seminars, working on assignments and revising for exams will support your timetabled learning and help develop good habits for lifelong learning.
Assessment will involve a strategic blend of practical work, exams, essays, presentations, laboratory write-ups and other assignments. Some assessments will contribute to your final module marks, while others are designed to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and where you need to seek extra support from course tutors.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 75%, Practical exams 8%, Written exams 17%|
|Level two||Coursework 67%, Practical exams 8%, Written exams 25%|
|Level three||Coursework 50%, Practical exams 20%, Written exams 30%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%|
|Level two||Guided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%|
|Level three||Guided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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