HNC Civil Engineering and the Built Environment

Start date(s):
7 Sep 2020
Duration:
2 years
Level:
Level 4
Credit Value:
120
Course Code:
1028894
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£2400 per year
(previous year's fees)
Funding
Validation:
This programme is validated by Pearson

Overview

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in civil engineering.

You will apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve engineering problems and develop your personal and management skills to prepare you for the demands of a professional civil engineering environment.

You will study modules that focus on areas such as construction technology, construction practice and management, construction information, principles of structural design, maths, surveying, science and materials, and you will undertake an individual project.

You will study at college one day per week, 9am-5pm. The day will be confirmed after your induction day.

This programme can also be completed as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Experience

GMI Construction 2

Live project site visit

Our HND Construction and Civil Engineering students have been working on a live project with GMI Construction

Aims

This programme aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in civil engineering.

You will apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve engineering problems and develop your personal and business skills to prepare you for the demands of a professional civil engineering environment.

You will study modules that focus on areas such as construction technology, construction practice and management, construction information, principles of structural design, maths, surveying, science and materials, and you will undertake an individual project.

Modules

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Practice and Management
  • Construction Information
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Surveying Measuring and Setting Out
  • Science and Materials
  • Individual Project.


Delivery

Monday:
9am-5pm
Tuesday:
9am-5pm
Wednesday:
9am-5pm
Thursday:
9am-5pm
Friday:
9am-5pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Each individual unit will use different teaching and learning strategies, depending upon the nature of the subject. The teaching and learning strategies will include a combination of different approaches, including:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Academic Tutorials
  • Site visits
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Questions
  • Practical work
  • Tests.

Maths and English

You will hold maths at grade 5/6 (equivalent grade B).

You will hold English at grade 4/5 (equivalent grade C).

Industry links:

We have many strong links to provide you with opportunities to further your knowledge, such as guest speakers and visits to industry.

Placement:

You will be expected to working within the industry and will attend college on a day release basis. There are no formal work placement requirements, however, gaining experience in a real working environment will be encouraged.

You could progress to a HND in Civil Engineering at New College Durham or progress to study a relevant subject at university.

Meet our students

Steven Hewitson - HNC/HND Civil Engineering

Steven Hewitson

Steven was delighted to find that we offered a university level programme that would support him with his change of career.

Aimee Hall case study HNC Civil Engineering

Aimee Hall

Aimee is now working as a Project Management Technician for Northumbrian Water.

Meet the lecturers

What else?

You will attend college on a day-release basis. You will also be expected to conduct additional independent study during your own time away from college to complete the programme.

Funding

Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview at the College where your suitability to the course will be assessed by the course leader.
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European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:

60

Entry Criteria

UCAS tariff points:
120
  • Level 3 in Construction or Civil Engineering (Merit overall - with Merits in mathematical based units)
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification (Merit overall - with Merits in mathematical based units)
  • Two STEM relevant A-Levels
  • Industry experience for mature students
  • You will hold maths at grade 5/6 (equivalent grade B)
  • You will hold English at grade 4/5 (equivalent grade C).