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University of Greenwich

The Greenwich Campus is on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The university’s largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century. “More breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV” is how The Independent newspaper described it.

The library has an extensive collection of books and journals, as well as language laboratories, and a 200-PC computing facility. The university bookshop is located opposite, in the Mews Building. Other computer facilities are on campus, including specialist laboratories for the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. A TV studio and editing suites for use by Humanities & Social Sciences students are also on site.

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery provides a showcase for the work of contemporary artists. The grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, in which the Greenwich Campus is situated, also houses the tourist attractions of the Painted Hall and Chapel.

Time to explore

Greenwich is a bustling town with a great atmosphere fostered by markets, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Up the Creek, a comedy and cabaret club, offers up-and-coming names in stand-up and is a short walk from the campus. The borough is steeped in history. East meets west on the Greenwich Meridian line, which divides the hemispheres and marks longitude zero. The line runs through the courtyard of the 17th-century Royal Observatory and indicates the spot from which Greenwich Mean Time is calculated. Greenwich is home to the Cutty Sark, a 19th-century clipper ship, and the National Maritime Museum, as well as one of London’s finest Royal Parks.

If you are feeling fit you could climb the steep hill to the park’s highest point. Or you may like to join Greenwich Cyclists, which organises excursions for all abilities.

Courses

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
Building surveying requires a combination of technical, economic and managerial skills. The programme reflects this diversity through lectures, studio sessions, individual input and teamwork on projects, seminars, workshops and site visits. We focus on the post-construction life of buildings, and, in keeping with our multidisciplinary approach, students work on projects with students taking other programmes within the School, such as quantity surveying, design and construction management, estate management and architecture. A major feature of the programme is its international perspective.

BSc (Hons) Design and Construction Management
Major building projects are now so complex that large numbers of different organisations are involved in their completion. These organisations need to be coordinated so that, at the planning stage, the designers communicate relevant information to each other and, at the construction stage, the various parties involved work to a co-ordinated plan. This programme is a result of co-operation between the industrial and academic worlds and provides a sound foundation for a management career in the construction industry. This degree will prepare you for a career managing complex design and construction processes. Design management co-ordinates and integrates complex information from, for example, architects and civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers. This enables construction managers to plan and programme work on site, before monitoring progress to ensure projects are finished on time, within budget, and to the required quality. The programme has been designed to provide you with an international outlook.

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
This degree will give you the ideal basis for a career in the construction industry. As a quantity surveyor, you will provide a range of services, including cost and contract advice, cost forecasting, measurement and cost control. You will also be responsible for financial management of construction projects from inception to completion. This will give you an excellent basis for progression to management positions throughout the industry. Quantity surveying requires technical, economic, legal and managerial skills. The programme reflects this diversity. In Years 1 and 2, you will work closely on projects with fellow students from building surveying, design and construction management, and estate management programmes.

HNC/HND Building Surveying
HNC/HND Construction Management
HNC/HND Quantity Surveying
These programmes are designed to provide students with a high level of understanding of the design, function, construction and statutory requirements for buildings of all classes, and to prepare them for more advanced employment in the construction industry. The programme consists of a combination of core and optional courses.

BA (Hons) Property Development and Management
This programme is designed for students with an interest in property design, investment, development and management. It provides an opportunity for students to experience a comprehensive range of disciplines associated with the property industry.
The programme will be of interest to those looking for a career in property consultancy intending to work within firms specialising in property investment, valuation or building surveying practice, for example. In addition, the programme will be attractive to entrepreneurs who are looking to build a career in property development. There are also career opportunities within central and local government.

 Facilities

The Property and Construction Management department offers a range of programmes starting at HNC/HND level, through honours degree to postgraduate qualifications. We have strong links with industry professionals and some of our students benefit from sponsorship. Many others take part-time and vacation work with local firms, enhancing their experience and career prospects. In today’s rapidly changing job market, it is important to have a broad perspective on the roles and contributions of fellow professional as well as obtaining your own discipline specialisms. You will gain both of these attributes as you study your degree with us.

In 2014, the school will move to the brand-new Stockwell Street building in the heart of historic Greenwich, complete with studio and living roof spaces, a model workshop, and digital design and animation suites. A contemporary library facility will provide staff and students with an attractive, modern and flexible environment complete with cutting-edge technology and multimedia facilities supported by high-level network connectivity and wireless access.

Social facilities

A few minute’s walk from the campus is Cooper Building, which is home to the student’s union. Inside, Bar Latitude, has bright, modern decor and offers a range of hot and cold food. A pool room and the union shop are also in the building.

The campus also has its own selection of eateries. There are two coffee bars where you can grab a drink or bite to eat between lectures. The undercrofts of the campus have more substantial food on offer, with a restaurant below King William Court and a new café/canteen underneath Queen Mary Court.

 Accreditation

The courses offered are accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

 Student Profile

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