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Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC Level 4

Course Overview

Would you like to work towards a nationally recognised qualification that builds on the skills you have already developed in the workplace, to enhance your employability? If so, our Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering is the perfect course to choose.

These professional qualifications provide the perfect foundation for a career in civil engineering. They are also a great basis from which to study a degree and blend theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline.

During your course you will cover a range of topics that may include:

  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing and Specification)
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Surveying, Measurement & Setting out

Course Overview

Course Overview

Would you like to work towards a nationally recognised qualification that builds on the skills you have already developed in the workplace, to enhance your employability? If so, our Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering is the perfect course to choose.

These professional qualifications provide the perfect foundation for a career in civil engineering. They are also a great basis from which to study a degree and blend theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline.

During your course you will cover a range of topics that may include:

  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing and Specification)
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Surveying, Measurement & Setting out

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by a mix of assignments, project work and some exams. Each module is assessed by means of a series of internally set assignments that involve a combination of scenariobased tasks linked to project work, practical exercises, timed tasks, individual study and presentations.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Completion of the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) enables you to apply for membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers. With this behind you, the world of work presents a variety of possibilities. Our students have gone on to pursue careers such as Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Highway Engineer, Site Manager, Utilities Engineer and Structural Engineer. You could go on to study the HND in Construction and the Built Environment at UCS. Alternatively, graduates may apply to study the discipline at degree level.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess at least one of the following:

  • AS/A2 Levels 
  • Level 3 in Maths
  • A National Certificate in Civil Engineering
  • A National Diploma in Construction
  • Relevant work experience

Other appropriate qualifications maybe taken into consideration.

 

Fees

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study

The fee for 2022/23 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2022.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

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