Civil Engineering (HNC)

Civil Engineering (HNC)

This part time industry standard qualification is ideal if you are already employed in the civil engineering industry.

  • Course Type University Level
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 4
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length Part time: two years (one day per week) or one year (two days per week)
  • Start Date September yearly
  • Fee £7.495
  • Course Code HK22
  • Do you want to learn high level construction techniques?
  • Are you keen to examine how services come together in construction?

This part time industry standard qualification is ideal if you are already employed in the civil engineering industry. It is well recognised by employers and provides a variety of topics to offer a well rounded understanding of all areas of civil engineering. You will study eight units, with an emphasis on higher level construction techniques, structural design principles and application and site surveying procedures. You will have opportunities to put your theoretical knowledge into practice with real tasks including site surveying and condition reports on historic buildings as well as practical sessions in the purpose built Construction Training Centre.

You will take part in off-campus site visits and undertake practical sessions in the geotechnical and concrete testing laboratory and use surveying equipment. You will also be involved in small group projects and individual research. Assignments are structured to provide experience of working in the construction industry. Some units may require you to sit tests and examinations.

Topics will include:

The units covered during the programme are –

  • Design principles and application
  • Applied maths
  • Group projectEngineering geology soils
  • Structural analysis and detailing
  • Science and materials
  • Site surveying procedures
  • Technology (civil engineering)

This programme is awarded by BTEC.

Please click here to view the Programme Handbook: HNC Construction and the Built Environment Handbook 2021-22

Entry Requirements

This programme is a progression route from the successful completion of the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in Construction or Civil Engineering, preference will be given to Merit grade students. Students with substantive experience within the industry will also be considered. GCSE Maths and English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level).

  • Survey equipment
  • Learning resource centre
  • Geotechnical and concrete testing lab
  • Refectory
Additional Costs

Drawing equipment is required and course books are available but not compulsory. You must provide safety boots.

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