At some universities the focus is on a particular application of engineering. For example at the University of Portsmouth, an undergraduate degree is offered in Construction Engineering Management.
This examines both the fundamentals of construction – design, structures, soils and materials and engineering analysis – and also the areas particularly relevant to the management of construction processes and projects, including legal studies, contract management, project evaluation and corporate management.
It is also common for undergraduate degrees in engineering management to offer the opportunity to complete a year in an industry placement, allowing you to see first-hand how your knowledge and skills are directly applicable to the workplace.
Such programs are known as 'sandwich' courses and extend the degree by one year. Options are sometimes available to study abroad as part of this placement.