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Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Civil engineering

Construction and the built environment

Are you looking to begin your career in civil engineering, structural engineering, highways, utilities and environmental management or land surveying? Equivalent to two years of a university degree, this Civil Engineering HND offers you the practical and personal skills needed for a role in the sector or progression to a bachelor’s degree.

This Level 5 HND in Civil Engineering is designed to develop your knowledge and skills across a broad range of civil engineering and construction disciplines that are essential to organisations in this dynamic and exciting sector of the economy. The course also aims to help you gain key transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.

Throughout the course, our team of dedicated experts will guide you as you gain knowledge and understanding, as well as practical, professional and subject-specific skills. Initially, your studies will focus on the core knowledge that is required for a career in construction and the built environment, such as construction technology, science and materials, and construction practice and management. You’ll then build on this learning with specialist and optional units that concentrate on developing your understanding and skills in essential areas of civil engineering and mathematics for construction.

We’ll help you learn the principles of civil engineering, and cover essential areas such as computer applications for civil engineering, fluid mechanics and technology, structural analysis, construction technical communication skills, and health and safety. You’ll also undertake an individual project and a group project, where you’ll have the opportunity to develop and apply your knowledge and demonstrate your practical ability. Overall, we’ll support you as you develop cognitive, intellectual and thinking skills, and gain valuable key, personal and transferable skills ready for employment or further study.

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment methods

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£5,996
per year
England
£5,996
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,996
per year
Republic of Ireland
£5,996
per year
Scotland
£5,996
per year
Wales
£5,996
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bolton College, Greater Manchester

Department:

Civil Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Civil engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

Construction and the built environment

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
78%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Engineering professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Architects, town planners and surveyors

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

85%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
13%
Production managers and directors
8%
Engineering professionals

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Architecture, building and planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£33k

£33k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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