30/07/2021

Categories: Civil Engineering, Undergradute

Civil Engineering or Construction Management?

Need help choosing the right course to kick-start your civil engineering career? Heres a look at the two main degrees that may appeal to you.

A degree in civil engineering or construction management prepares students for one of the most exciting fields. Its also one of the most important professions to have, as youll be responsible for building the world around us, impacting peoples lives in a positive way. 

But which degree is the best one for you? Whether youre studying at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, finding the right course is important.

Here we discuss some of the key differences between two very similar courses, to help you discover the right pathway for your personal and professional development.

Civil engineering degrees

This diverse degree programme examines the wider field of design and construction, with one single aim; to create a safe environment for civilisation. An undergraduate course will typically cover everything from roads, bridges and transportation to dams and reservoirs.

In very simple terms, a civil engineer is in charge of designing construction projects, but there are many different areas you can specialise in. As a general guide, its important for engineers to understand issues such as building codes and regulations, different construction practices, risk assessments, as well as being able to identify the right materials for building.

While civil engineers spend some of their time on-site, the general day-to-day running of projects is left to construction teams and their leaders. This means you are likely to spend a large portion of your time at your desk, in meetings and doing things such as data analysis.

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BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Civil Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Civil Engineering: January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MRes MRes Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MRes MRes Environmental Management
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management
Part-time
Mode of study
5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship Route)
Part-time
Mode of study
5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Site Management Degree Apprenticeship)
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management (Environmental Practitioner) Degree Apprenticeship
Part-time
Mode of study
5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Civil Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MRes MRes Engineering Management
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MRes MRes Engineering Management (PG Engineer Apprenticeship Route)
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

University of Bolton

HND HND BTEC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
32
UCAS Points

Bolton College

HNC HNC BTEC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
32
UCAS Points

Bolton College

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