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University Centre South Devon

Civil and Coastal Engineering

UCAS Code: 4H55

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


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48

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Part-time | 2020

A foundation degree is a degree-level qualification that takes two years to complete, and is equivalent to the first two years of a traditional honours degree. Foundation degrees focus on relevant, work-based skills within a particular career route or profession, and are designed to increase employability and progression opportunities. Employers are actively involved in the development of foundation degree programmes to ensure you are ready for employment when you complete your studies. At the end of a foundation degree you have the option to ‘top-up’ your qualification with an additional third year of study to convert it into a full honours degree.

Civil engineers will play an integral role in the development of civil infrastructure in the coming years, drawing upon their knowledge to combat the issues presented by growing populations, increased urbanisation, climate change and severe weather events.

This Foundation Degree, which incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC), is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and ability to innovate and provide essential and sustainable infrastructure, including sea defences, flood protection, water treatment systems, roads, bridges and tunnels.

You will benefit from the exceptional facilities at the College, whilst Torbay itself has 2 miles of coastline and is a UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark, making an exceptional location to study coastal disciplines.

This course is delivered by a teaching team who are incredibly passionate about their respective subject areas, all of whom have a wealth of professional experience that spans a diverse range of projects, including work with the Environment Agency.

You may also have the opportunity to utilise the College's Noss Marine Academy, an approved training centre for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and a member of the British Marine Federation (BMF). This makes it an excellent resource for studying aspects of the coastal environment, offering a more involved and alternative perspective of coastal engineering.

Modules

Sustainable Civil Engineering Technology and Site Operations
Structural Analysis & Design 1
Coastal Engineering 1
Mathematics for Engineers
Geology & Soil Mechanics
Setting Out, Surveying & CAD for Construction Engineers

Tuition fees

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England
£8,400
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Northern Ireland
£8,400
per year
Scotland
£8,400
per year
Wales
£8,400
per year

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University Centre South Devon

Department:

Engineering Technology

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