For students wishing to continue studying after completing their HNC, the HND in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) provides a practical and academic challenge within the framework of current industrial practices in civil engineering. The Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering develops students that will be responsible for designing, constructing and operating a wide range of infrastructure projects, including major structures, highways and water resources.
This HND will ensure that you develop both technical and management capabilities that will allow you to thrive in the modern construction environment and prepare you for your career as a civil engineering technician.
Normally studied 1-year full time, two days per week over the academic year or 2 years part time, one day per week
UCAS Course Code: B4N2
All the units we offer have been chosen to meet a broad range of local industry needs. The programme has the following units:
• Group Project (30 Credits)
• Further Mathematics for Construction (15 Credits)
• Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics (15 Credits)
• Advanced Structural Design (15 Credits)
• Advanced Building Information Modelling (15 Credits)
• Contracts and Management (15 Credits)
• Advanced Materials (15 Credits)
You will normally be required to have achieved the BTEC Higher National Certificate in a relevant subject area.
You could progress on to a Degree in Construction and the Built Environment at various universities.
The Higher National programmes are an ideal vehicle for progression into construction and project management roles which include tendering and estimating, contracts management, project management, site management and cost control through quantity surveying.
A variety of forms of coursework assessment are employed on the programme.
These include written descriptive and numerical assignments, short tests, laboratory and workshop activities, personal projects, group work, portfolio preparation and case studies.
Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment).
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay.
Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies).
Printing and photocopying.
If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.