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University of Wolverhampton

Construction and The Built Environment

UCAS Code: 83K9

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Access to Higher Education Diploma requires candidates to accumulate 60 credits, at least 45 of which are at Level 3.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Construction and the built environment

The HND Construction and Built Environment course is intended as a vocational qualification within the construction industry. It satisfies the educational base for becoming an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS) or Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) once requisite employment experience has been gained post HND qualification.

In addition, it provides a progression route onto professionally accredited courses within the Department including the BSc (Hons) degrees of Building Surveying, Construction Management, Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying and Quantity Surveying.

The construction and built environment industry is the UK’s largest industry,employing circa 2.35 million people and accounting for typically 8% of UK GDP. The construction industry is responsible for the design, management and construction of spanning the following areas;

• Infrastructure – roads, rail, airports, power stations

• Residential - public and private housing, including repair and maintenance

• Non-domestic buildings - schools, colleges, hospitals, offices, retail, factories, warehouses.

The aim of this course is to develop students with a technical understanding of the civil engineering industry including the application of proven techniques and theories for the solution of real life problems. Thus the course will;

· address industry’s demand for technicians who can integrate the principles and applications of construction, and apply them to construction projects, in a technical context.

· enable students to advance their existing careers in construction to a higher level which requires the exercise of technical professional judgement, and the ability to make decisions that reflect an accountable and ethical outlook.

· equip students with a technical understanding of the fundamentals of construction technology, construction law, construction procurement and contracts, environmental and sustainable issues, modern methods of construction and construction project management.

· provide a broadly based education in construction and built environment, allowing scope for continued development into a wide range of disciplines within construction related areas including areas of design (building surveying, architecture), costs and finance (quantity surveying) and project delivery (construction management).

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Wolverhampton

Department:

School of Architecture and Built Environment

TEF rating:
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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.

78%
med
Construction and the built environment

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.

Building

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

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.

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.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative 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.

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