Civil Engineering at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

This HNC in Civil Engineering prepares you for a career in the construction sector, by acquiring knowledge, understanding and developing skills that underpin the study of civil engineering. Problem solving is a very important skill, and you will use your critical thinking and analysis skills to apply the UK and EU codes of practice and industry standards learned on this course. The areas of maths and science which support engineering principles will be covered, along with management techniques and subjects that boost your awareness of the economic and commercial context of engineering processes. You will acquire knowledge of various aspects of the civil engineering field; in particular, in-depth theoretical knowledge of structural design and analysis as well as an understanding of concrete technology. Exposure to setting-out processes and surveying will equip students with the principles of mapping and land surveying. You will learn about the different construction methods that may be adopted on different projects, and you will become familiar with the equipment available to perform on-site work. Those that choose to progress to HND will have the opportunity to explore geotechnical aspects within the geology and soil mechanics unit, with practical work on sieve analysis and soil sheer strength. Career Options: Construction management, surveying, environmental engineering, structural design, project planner, structural engineer. You can progress to the Level 5 HND Civil Engineering. Each unit is worth 15 credits and over the course of the programme you will gain 120 credits. Two years part-time with one full day attendance per week, or one year full-time with two full day attendance per week. 6 hours for part-time course or 12 hours for full-time course. For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.

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In year 1, you will study: Construction Technology, The Construction Environment, Science and Materials, Mathematics for Construction. In year 2, you will study: Surveying, Measuring and Setting out, Construction Design Project (Pearson-set) Civil Engineering Technology, Principles of Structural Design.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a range of methods including written assignments, reports, and presentations.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications will be considered individual merit, however, offers will usually be based on: 64 Ucas Points BTEC Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject Other related Level 3 qualifications Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including Maths and English An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant area Related work experience may be considered in place of formal qualifications

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Civil Engineering at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS