University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Built Environment

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Course summary

Construction technicians are responsible for the design and implementation of a wide range of construction projects, from consultation and advisory roles, to contractor-based work, in sectors such as: industrial, commercial and domestic structures; energy; infrastructure; and landmark projects, such as Inverness College UHI Campus. The HNC Built Environment will specifically develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as: building measurement; cost studies; environmental building science; building services; construction materials; sketching and drawings; sustainability; and off-site construction. Investment in the Highlands and Islands, as well as excellent links with employers such as Compass, Forestry Commission, Morrison Construction, Makar, Pat Munro and Robertson Construction, provides exciting opportunities for our students, who are involved in live projects, placements and employment. Delivery will focus on the strengths of the region, working in remote and sensitive areas whilst creating a vision for the future. You will gain contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills. You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning, and develop abilities to be flexible and work co-operatively with others. The course is taught within a classroom environment with practical experience gained from workshops, field trips and site visits.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
221K
Institution code:
H49
Campus name:
Inverness College UHI
Campus code:
I

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic50Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT)72Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6915 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6915 Year 1
Wales £6915 Year 1
Channel Islands £6915 Year 1
Scotland £1285* Year 1
EU £7230 Year 1
International £7230 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU students commencing their studies in the 2021-2022 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as International for tuition fee purposes. Eligible EU students, with pre-settled status/settled status will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scottish domiciled fee rate which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit www.saas.gov.uk
Built Environment at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS