Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Construction & Engineering
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Trade & Professional, University, Level 5
2 years Full-time, 3 years Part-time
Full-time or Part-time
The HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) programme blends theoretical and practical learning explored through the extensive use of case studies, projects, guest speakers and practical assignments.
The team of staff 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 taught and learning experience that prepares you for a range of careers in civil engineering or progression to further study.
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. 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.
Teaching and learning methods include:
- Lectures and Seminars
- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) – Moodle
- Work-Based Learning
- Guest Speakers
- Field Trips
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.
- Further Mathematics for Construction
- Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics
- Advanced Structural Design
- Environmental Assessment & Monitoring
Choose one of the following optional units:
- Advanced Building Information Modelling
- Personal Professional Development.
Entry to this course requires a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, as well as a strong performance at A Level in a 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.
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.
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
Fees: Full-time: £7,750. Part-time: 20 credits: £875, 60 credits: £2,625, 80 credits: £3,500.
This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.
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