HNC/HND Civil Engineering

Course Overview

The continued development and regeneration of towns and cities in the UK is expected to lead to a continuous demand for suitably qualified professionals across all construction disciplines. HNC/Ds are substantially coursework/project based and are designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the construction sector.  Edexcel Level 4/5 HNC/D provide a nationally recognised qualification (HNC 120 credits / HND 240 credits) offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress on to an honours degree programme. The HND qualification is delivered at Peterborough Regional College and is equivalent to two years of undergraduate study and allows progression to a full degree. 

 This course offers a broad base of traditional construction and the built environment subjects with specialist options allowing you to adapt the course to your particular career ambitions. If you are working within the civil engineering field or have ambitions of working in this area in a professional, managerial, or technical capacity, then this course is for you.

Key Facts

Faculty
Science and Technology
Location
Peterborough Regional College
Duration
HNC 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time / HND 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time
UCAS Code
HNC = H201 / HND = H202
Tariff Points
Relevant Level 3 or Access to HE and interview
Accredited By
Pearson Edexcel

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HNC/HND Civil Engineering

Fact

As a civil engineer you would plan, design and manage a variety of construction projects. You could work on everything from bridges and tall buildings to transport links and sports stadia.

Core Programme Units*

Level 4 (HNC)

  • Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Group Project in the Construction Industry
  • Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Structural Analysis and Design

Level 5 (HND)

  • Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Group Project in the Construction Industry
  • Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Applied Mathematics for Complex Engineering Problems
  • Advanced Civil Engineering
  • Hydraulic Principles and Applications
  • Transportation for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment

*It should be noted that the Qualifications Credit framework (QCF) will be discontinued in December 2017. It will be replaced by the  Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The new course outline will be available in the 2018/19 prospectus. As such the course detail above is accurate for entry in September 2017. It should be noted that we will not have a January entry point for January 2018.

Once you have completed this course, you could go on to a career in the Civil Engineering industry either in a professional, managerial, or technical capacity in civil engineering management, structural design, quantity surveying, highways and transportation or civil engineering.  You may also progress to further study towards a professional body membership, such as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructe).


Entry Requirements

  • A BTEC Level 3 National Certificate or Diploma in an construction discipline or Access to HE qualification
  • 2 A-levels in Maths and a Science subject
  • Plus GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science.

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