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Construction & The Built Environment Civil Engineering

HCUC

UCAS Code: K700 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


Our typical offer is UCAS Tariff points 64 (new), or equivalent. BTEC Diploma at MM, Extended Diploma at MPP in construction-related qualifications. Other related Level 3 qualifications like Plumbing, Gas, or Electrical Installation will be considered. GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above (or equivalent point score) are required. An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution and an application with a related work experience portfolio will be considered on individual bases. Also, an international equivalent of all the above will be assessed for possible enrolment.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Who is the course for
The course is for civil engineering inspired learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning and wish to pursue or advance their career in construction. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of civil engineering, the course will give students an experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight of progression to HND Level 5 and to a degree Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the construction sector.

Our typical offer is UCAS Tariff points 64 (new), or equivalent. BTEC Diploma at MM, Extended Diploma at MPP in construction-related qualifications. Other related Level 3 qualifications like Plumbing, Gas, or Electrical Installation will be considered. GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above (or equivalent point score) are required. An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution and an application with a related work experience portfolio will be considered on individual bases. Also, an international equivalent of all the above will be assessed for possible enrolment.

Modules

Level 4 will cover eight units with 15 credit value each:

Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry.

Construction Technology- It covers technological concepts used to enable the Construction of the building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations.

Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations.

Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management.

Mathematics for Construction- to employ mathematical skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, analysis, reasoning, within a variety of contextualised examples and interpret data using statistical techniques.

Construction Information- to develop an awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process, including drawing, detailing, CAD, BIM, schedules, specifications, BoQ.

Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out- In civil engineering, there is a need to conduct initial surveys to assist the design team in establishing a clearly defined starting point. Once designed, the priority becomes to ‘set out’ the structures to the required accuracy to facilitate the construction process and carry out ‘as-built’ surveying to assist future maintenance and improvements to the built asset

Principles of Structural Design- to explore the fundamental principles of structural design, codes of practice and standards required to construct safe, effective static civil engineering structures commonly used in today’s infrastructure projects.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed using ten written assignments. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment, but the remaining assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 5:1

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,682
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

Construction, Building Services/Plumbing

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