The overall aim of this programme is to provide a full and satisfying vocational experience which will develop student's ability to understand concepts, apply academic rigour and appraise critically the issues involved in the study of civil engineering in the built environment. Why choose this course 1. We have a unique progression from pre-degree, BSc to MSc and research degrees which engages directly with employability and solutions for industrial issues. 2. The School is embedded in Wales’s construction industry with close links to industrial organisations e.g. CIOB, RICS, CABE, CITB. Centre of excellence and innovation for Wales and the South West (CWIC). 3. Staff are members of the Wales Regional Centre of Expertise, Research and Innovation group on the Circular Economy. 4. Direct links and projects with TRADA. 5. Live sustainable construction projects with Down to Earth. 6. Strong industry links with waste management and managing construction and demolition waste. 7. Practitioners from industry teaching as Lecturers with a high level of experience. 8. High rates of employability rates amongst our students after their studies. 9. Cross-disciplinary teaching and research for the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 10. MSc programmes in Property and Facilities Management, Sustainable Construction and Environmental Conservation and Management. Career Opportunities The Civil Engineering pathway is formulated to provide the graduate with a range of skills that will enable them to enter positions within both client and contracting organisations. The diverse nature of the pathway focusing on both environmental matters and civil engineering matters offers students a range of possible careers opportunities within these fields.
Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BSc) • Digital Surveying (20 credits; compulsory) • Engineering Mathematics and Structures (20 credits; compulsory) • Fundamentals of Construction Technology (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Contract and Legal Responsibilities within the Built Environment (20 credits; compulsory) • Professional Skills and Health & Safety in Construction (20 credits; compulsory) • Working with Digital Technologies & BIM (20 credits; compulsory).
Assessments used within these programmes are normally formative or summative. In the former assessment is designed to ensure students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Typically, such assessment will take the form of practical exercises where a more hands-on approach shows student’s ability on a range of activities. Traditional formal time-constrained assessment is by means of tests and examinations, normally of two-hour duration. Examinations are a traditional method of verifying that the work produced is the students’ own work. To help authenticate student coursework, some modules require that the student and lecturer negotiate the topic for assessment on an individual basis, allowing the lecturer to monitor progress. Some modules where the assessment is research-based require students to verbally/visually present the research results to the lecturer and peers, followed by a question and answer session. Such assessment strategies are in accord with the learning and teaching strategies employed by the team, that is, where the aim is to generate work that is mainly student-driven, individual, reflective and where appropriate, vocationally-orientated. Feedback to students will occur early in the study period and continue over the whole study session thereby allowing for greater value added to the student’s learning.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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