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Course summary

A foundation degree is a degree-level qualification that takes two years to complete, and is equivalent to the first two years of a traditional honours degree. Foundation degrees focus on relevant, work-based skills within a particular career route or profession, and are designed to increase employability and progression opportunities. Employers are actively involved in the development of foundation degree programmes to ensure you are ready for employment when you complete your studies. At the end of a foundation degree you have the option to ‘top-up’ your qualification with an additional third year of study to convert it into a full honours degree. Civil engineers will play an integral role in the development of civil infrastructure in the coming years, drawing upon their knowledge to combat the issues presented by growing populations, increased urbanisation, climate change and severe weather events. This foundation degree, which incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC), is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and ability to innovate and provide essential and sustainable infrastructure, including sea defences, flood protection, water treatment systems, roads, bridges and tunnels. You will benefit from the exceptional facilities at UCSD, whilst Torbay itself has 2 miles of coastline and is a UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark, making an exceptional location to study coastal disciplines. Level 4 (Year 1 for full-time students) develops the underpinning knowledge and principles associated with the construction industry. Level 5 (Year 2 for full-time students) develops the foundations of understanding from Level 4 to support with the progression of more critical thinking skills. The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September. The programme has close links with the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and you could gain student membership. This will benefits such as: money-saving discounts and offers from big brands and major retailers; the latest ICE news, knowledge updates and details of local events; access to over 130,000 library titles; a record of progress towards professional qualification online; an electronic record of personal CPD; up to date with Daily Fix news updates, a Weekly Wrap email, access to newcivilengineer.com and the app, plus monthly magazine in print or digital; watch online events and add to CPD; register as a mentor/mentee to progress individual career or support others; find self-help fact sheets and online information to help with personal life, work life and wellbeing; 24 hour telephone helpline – get confidential, expert advice on a vast range of topics from the ICE Benevolent Fund.

Modules

Year One Modules: Sustainable Civil Engineering Technology and Site Operations Structural Analysis & Design 1 Coastal Engineering 1 Mathematics for Engineers Geology & Soil Mechanics Setting Out, Surveying & CAD for Construction Engineers

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a variety of different methods, including timed tests and reports based on real-life projects. You will develop into an independent and confident practitioner capable of adapting to future challenges in your career.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
4H55
Institution code:
S32
Campus name:
UCSD
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://southdevon.ac.uk/university/entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8400 Year 1
Scotland £8400 Year 1
Wales £8400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Civil and Coastal Engineering at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS