Undergraduate study
Advanced Home Construction (Top up)

BSc (Hons) Advanced Home Construction (Top up)*

UCAS code: K200 BSc/AHC

Our BSc (Hons) Advanced Home Construction (Top-up) degree course is part of a suite of courses - HNC, HND, BSc (Hons) (Top-up) and MSc awards. Each course is designed and developed adhering closely to TV architect George Clarke’s modular building concept and advanced home construction principles.

Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year

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Entry to 2017/18 academic year

Part-time

  • 2 years

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  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800

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£500

£500 available to kick-start your degree – for travel, accommodation or other living expenses

Eligibility criteria apply

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Note: this course this course is for 2018 entry onwards.

George Clarke, architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and Restoration Man, has contributed to the design of the programmes and specialist facilities at Teesside University, providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills in designing, fabricating and constructing creative and innovative new homes.

You build on the fundamental knowledge and skills in home design and construction developed through your study on a HND by undertaking advanced study of 3D home modelling and visualisation, surveying and construction management, and significant project work which involves home design, fabrication and construction. You have an opportunity to develop concept models and construct scale models of your designs through individual and group project work.

This degree is also excellent preparation to support a future application to study our MSc Advanced Home Futures.

George Clarke’s social enterprise, the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Education (MOBIE), is kickstarting a fundamental change to the building industry and our courses have been designed to adhere closely to the modular building concept and advanced home construction principles of MOBIE.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

3D Modelling and Visualisation

Advanced Surveying

Employment Skills

You learn how to prepare for situations you are likely to face in your future career, including:
• demanding technical interviews testing your subject knowledge and ability to sell yourself
• scenarios requiring difficult ethical judgements
• tasks or problems where you don't possess all the necessary knowledge at the start.

You enhance your knowledge and understanding of your subject and learn to deal with similar situations effectively in the future.

Group Design Project (Designing Prototype Homes)

Individual Project

Project Management

This module enables you to understand the principles and process of risk management. You learn how to identify the sources of risk, quantify the severity of identified risks, the options and opportunities involved in managing risk and the mitigation strategies required to reduce the effects of identified risks in the financial, safety and environmental aspects of a project.

You are introduced to Monte-Carlo simulation, Delphi Techniques, Ishikawa cause and effect diagrams, decision trees, Programme Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), use of Risk Registers and risk management software.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects and examinations. You are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments.


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Career opportunities

The UK is facing a major housing crisis. There is a severe shortage of new homes with many people, including children, living in temporary accommodation. Figures from the Empty Homes Agency put the number of vacant properties in England at 610,000, estimating that there is a need for an additional 200,000 homes a year to keep up with the growth in demand for households.

This course helps prepare you for a career in home design and construction, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to bring creative and innovative new thinking to the home construction industry.


This degree is also excellent preparation to support a future application to study our MSc Advanced Home Futures.

Entry requirements

You will have a Higher National Diploma (HND), or equivalent level qualification, in an appropriate subject that is closely linked to building and construction with the majority of credits at either merit or distinction.

Interviews
You may be required to attend an interview. The purpose of the interview is to help us tailor your offer to your individual circumstances to ensure that you join the course that is right for you. The interview process also enables us to consider applicants from a range of backgrounds and those with non-traditional qualifications, including individuals who may be returning to study after a period of employment.

During your visit you will be offered a tour of our fantastic campus and excellent laboratory and teaching facilities, and an opportunity to meet our staff. You will learn much more about your course and the range of scholarships, bursaries and grants you may be eligible to receive.

We strongly encourage you to attend an interview but we can still consider your application based on its merits if you are unable to attend.

English language requirement
Entry to a degree programme requires you to have a good command of spoken and written English. An example of an acceptable qualification is GCSE English language at grade C.

Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet the minimum English language requirement.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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* Subject to University approval

Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year

More full-time details

Entry to 2017/18 academic year

Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800

Contact details

Further information