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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 2 years
Code H3W2
Attendance
Duration
Code HCAH5004A
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Higher National Diploma (HND)
Start Date 13/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) programme blends theoretical teaching and learning with practical teaching being explored through the extensive use of case studies, projects, guest speakers and practical assignments.

The teaching team has diverse experience in a variety of Construction professions including management, design and surveying.

This equips it with the expertise to deliver the multidisciplinary elements of the HND programme ensuring you receive a high quality teaching and learning experience that prepares you for a range of careers in civil engineering or progression to further study.

Workshops and tutorials are available in addition to the formal teaching sessions.

The teaching team is currently developing an enrichment programme which will include a series of guest speakers from the Construction industry and visits to relevant Construction companies and organisations throughout the academic year.

You will be encouraged to become a student member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

The programme has been designed to be completed via full-time study over two years or part-time study (one day per week) over three years.

Upon completion, you will be able to progress to the BSc (Hons) Construction Management top-up programme, validated by the University of Bolton

Did you know?

This course is based on the latest RQF Framework which includes the most up to date module content for giving students an understanding of how the construction industry operates today.

What you'll study

The HND programme structure is a blend of semesterised and year-long units. The units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience.

If you have successfully completed a part-time HNC in one of the Construction pathways and wish to ‘top-up’ to your respective pathway on the HND you will have the opportunity to do so by joining the relevant part-time HND structure in semester four.

Stage 1 (total 120 credits):

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Principles of Structural Design.

Choose one of the following optional units:

  • Tender & Procurement
  • Building Information Modelling.

Group Project

  • Further Mathematics for Construction
  • Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Environmental Assessment & Monitoring
  • Hydraulics.

Choose one of the following optional units:

  • Advanced Building Information Modelling
  • Personal Professional Development.

The learning and teaching strategy for HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) is explicitly designed to contribute to the achievement of intended learning outcomes.

  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) – Moodle
  • Worked Based Learning.

The learning and teaching strategy for the HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Surveying), is explicitly designed to contribute to the achievement of intended learning outcomes which are clearly expressed at programme and unit level.

  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) – Moodle
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips.
  • The HND programme structure is a blend of semesterised and year-long units. The units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience.

    If you have successfully completed a part-time HNC in one of the Construction pathways and wish to ‘top-up’ to your respective pathway on the HND you will have the opportunity to do so by joining the relevant part-time HND structure in semester four.

  • Stage 1 (total 120 credits):

    • Individual Project
    • Construction Technology
    • Science & Materials
    • Construction Practice & Management
    • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
    • Mathematics for Construction
    • Principles of Structural Design.

    Choose one of the following optional units:

    • Tender & Procurement
    • Building Information Modelling.

    Group Project

    • Further Mathematics for Construction
    • Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics
    • Advanced Structural Design
    • Environmental Assessment & Monitoring
    • Hydraulics.

    Choose one of the following optional units:

    • Advanced Building Information Modelling
    • Personal Professional Development.
  • The learning and teaching strategy for HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) is explicitly designed to contribute to the achievement of intended learning outcomes.

    • Lectures and Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Tutorials
    • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) – Moodle
    • Worked Based Learning.
  • The learning and teaching strategy for the HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Surveying), is explicitly designed to contribute to the achievement of intended learning outcomes which are clearly expressed at programme and unit level.

    • Lectures and Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Tutorials
    • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) – Moodle
    • Work-Based Learning
    • Guest Speakers
    • Field Trips.

Assessment

Each unit has a set of assessment criteria which you must demonstrate to achieve a pass grade.

You will undertake one or more pieces of assessment for each unit and will need to show the assessment criteria for the unit have been met.

Some of the assessments have elements of negotiation where you can make decisions and agree with the tutor what will be undertaken for assessment.

This ensures that the work has personal and professional relevance.

Entry requirements

BTEC Level 3
Construction and the Built Environment
A levels
Strong performance in relevant subject

Mature applicants may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at the Higher Education level.

Short-course and relevant work experience may be taken into account.

Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application.

Claims for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) are welcomed by the Programme team subject to RQF unit mapping.

You should consult the Admissions Tutor if you wish to claim such recognition.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process.

Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

Next steps

Upon completion, you will be able to progress to the BSc (Hons) Construction Management top-up programme, validated by the University of Bolton. This programme will enable you to specialise in and find employment as a:

  • Site Engineering Technician
  • Structural Engineering Design
  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Transport Engineering Design.

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Tuition fees

Full-time:

  • £7,750

Part-time:

  • 20 credits: £875
  • 60 credits: £2,625
  • 80 credits: £3,500

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