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Construction Management HND

(SCQF level 8)

Built Environment, Faculty of Building, Engineering and Energy

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

27th Aug 2018, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This stimulating, learner-focused programme is delivered by highly professional teaching staff with significant Construction Industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

The HND Construction Management is a technician level qualification that combines a broad-based construction industry specific first-year curriculum with a more specialist second-year curriculum, teaching you the skills you need for employment in this highly demanding sector.

Construction Managers (also known as Project Managers, Site Managers and Site Agents) supervise and direct operations on a construction project to make sure it is completed safely, on time and within budget. To do this well, a Construction Manager needs to be good at organising and planning; motivating and managing people and creatively solving problems.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including Mathematics or a Science subject; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 6 in Built Environment; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

Year one

  • Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing.
  • Building Measurement and Cost Studies.
  • Building Science.
  • Introduction to Building Services.
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) 2D.
  • Construction Industry Fundamentals.
  • Construction Materials and Specification.
  • Construction Site Surveying.
  • Sustainability and Modern Methods of Construction.
  • Domestic Construction.
  • Substructure.
  • Mathematics for Construction.
  • Built Environment.

Year two

  • Industrial and Commercial Superstructures.
  • Specialist Systems.
  • Human Resource Management in Construction.
  • Managing Construction Organisations.
  • Quality in Construction.
  • Site Administration.
  • Standard Forms of Construction Contract.
  • Construction Management.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career as a Higher Technician, or Junior Manager in both the public and private sector, in areas including built environment, the construction sector, construction management, site engineering, estimating, and construction project planning.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress on to:

  • Year two or three of BSc (Hons) Construction Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Year two or three of BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management at Herriot Watt University.
  • Year two or three of BSc (Hons) Construction and Project Management at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome