Construction & The Built Environment Civil Engineering at Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge College - UCAS

Course summary

Who is the course for The course is for civil engineering inspired learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning and wish to pursue or advance their career in construction. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of civil engineering, the course will give students an experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight of progression to HND Level 5 and to a degree Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the construction sector. Our typical offer is UCAS Tariff points 64 (new), or equivalent. BTEC Diploma at MM, Extended Diploma at MPP in construction-related qualifications. Other related Level 3 qualifications like Plumbing, Gas, or Electrical Installation will be considered. GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above (or equivalent point score) are required. An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution and an application with a related work experience portfolio will be considered on individual bases. Also, an international equivalent of all the above will be assessed for possible enrolment.


Level 4 will cover eight units with 15 credit value each: Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry. Construction Technology- It covers technological concepts used to enable the Construction of the building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations. Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations. Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management. Mathematics for Construction- to employ mathematical skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, analysis, reasoning, within a variety of contextualised examples and interpret data using statistical techniques. Construction Information- to develop an awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process, including drawing, detailing, CAD, BIM, schedules, specifications, BoQ. Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out- In civil engineering, there is a need to conduct initial surveys to assist the design team in establishing a clearly defined starting point. Once designed, the priority becomes to ‘set out’ the structures to the required accuracy to facilitate the construction process and carry out ‘as-built’ surveying to assist future maintenance and improvements to the built asset Principles of Structural Design- to explore the fundamental principles of structural design, codes of practice and standards required to construct safe, effective static civil engineering structures commonly used in today’s infrastructure projects.

Assessment method

The course is assessed using ten written assignments. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment, but the remaining assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 5:1

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All students who are non-native English speakers must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

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English language requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
International £8100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The fees quoted for home students are for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. The fees quoted for overseas students are tuition fees only – you will be required to pay an additional amount for course materials, exam fees, registration (£125) and ID. This additional charge depends on the course you are following and will be £100 to £500. We will notify you of this charge as early as we can.
Construction & The Built Environment Civil Engineering at Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge College - UCAS