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Qualification:
HNC Dip in Civil Engineering (RQF) 
Starts:
2018/2019  
Days:
Mon 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Engineering 
Course Code:
CDHCE1A 
 
Entry Requirements
Prospective students should have one of the following: 
  • National Certificate in Civil Engineering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering OR Level 3 Diploma in Construction with passes in Applied Maths, Setting Out and Structural Mechanics
Students with equivalent qualifications OR experience gained at work may be admitted at the discretion of the course team.

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.
 
 

HNC Construction & Built Environment (Civil Eng.)

This is a broad based course to enable you to develop your career in the civil engineering industry, not job specific or tailored to an individual’s present post. The Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) is a specialist pathway in Civil Engineering which has also been validated and approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers. This qualification has also been validated and approved by the Construction Skills Standards and Qualifications Validation Group (SQVG), which represents the Construction and Built Environment Sector.


About the Course

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of construction subjects through lectures, seminars and directed study. Your communication, study skills and analytical skills will be developed through a wide range of assignment tasks, practical sessions and project work. You will develop the learning and study skills appropriate to Higher Education.

The following professional bodies recognise the qualification to contribute towards their requirements and also meet the requirements of the Engineering Council (UK) - Standards for Professional Engineering Competence:
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

The course is run part-time over two years. Students will study for 9 hours, 1 day per week (usually Mondays) and are expected to spend approximately 18 hours per week on self-study. Feedback is given during tutorials after the marking of assignments.


Key Units

Mandatory
Core
Individual Project (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to support students in using and applying the knowledge and skills they have developed through other areas of their studies to complete and present an individual project.

Construction Technology (15 credits)
This unit will introduce the different technological concepts used to enable the construction of building elements by understanding the different functional characteristics and design considerations to be borne in mind when selecting the most suitable technological solution.

Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment (15 credits)
This unit aims to support students to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a brief. This is approached from the perspective of materials being fit for purpose; as defined by testing standards and properties, but also by consideration of the environmental impact and sustainability.

Construction Practice and Management (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to develop and provide students with a holistic understanding of construction practice and management processes. Students will investigate and research the modern construction industry, both from the practical skills embedded within the industry through to its linkage with development on-site and the connection with construction management; including roles within the industry.

Specialist
Construction Information [Drawing, Detailing & Specification] (15 credits)
Through this unit students will develop their awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process. Students will engage in the production, reading and editing of construction information, in order to understand how this information informs different stages of the process.

Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to develop students’ skills in the mathematical principles and theories that underpin the civil engineering and building services curriculum. Students will be introduced to mathematical methods and statistical techniques in order to analyse and solve problems within a construction engineering context.

Principles of Structural Design (15 credits)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to determine and analyse forces within fixed structures and understand the fundamental concepts of structural design. 

Optional/Specialist
Students will also select one of the following options:
  • Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out (15 credits)
  • Tender and Procurement (15 credits)
  • Building Information Modelling (15 credits)
  • Principles of Refurbishment (15 credits)
  • Principles of Alternative Energy (15 credits)
  • Principles of Public Health Engineering (15 credits)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (15 credits)
  • Principles of Electrical Design and Installation (15 credits)
  • Site Supervision and Operations (15 credits)



Entry Requirements

Prospective students should have one of the following: 

  • National Certificate in Civil Engineering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering OR Level 3 Diploma in Construction with passes in Applied Maths, Setting Out and Structural Mechanics
Students with equivalent qualifications OR experience gained at work may be admitted at the discretion of the course team.

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.


Assessment

Assessment is 100% coursework based.


Where does this Lead

On completing the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) students can progress to further study, including the college's own HND Construction and the Built Environment. 


Following this students may wish to top up to an Honours Degree in a related discipline at university.


Future Opportunities

Students may also wish to enter into employment within the industry, including careers such as:

  • Construction Management
  • Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Site Engineering Technician
  • Structural Engineering Design
  • Transport Engineering Design


Tell Me More

Course Handbook
Please click on the link below to download the course handbook.
Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here.

If you have any further queries please email the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving you name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, you can call the college on 0114 260 2600.

The Sheffield College is a registered provider with the Office for Students.

Terms and Conditions
You can find details of our higher education policies, procedures and T&Cs here


Extra Costs

Students will need to have access to a computer and access to the internet at home.


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