New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Civil Engineering (Top-Up from HNC)

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Course summary

This Level 5 Higher National Diploma is a 'top-up' from the L4 Higher National Certificate in Construction & The Built Environment (Civil Engineering pathway). Holders of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles of civil engineering and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. You will learn to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. You will be able to perform effectively in your chosen field and have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. This course allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. In addition, the qualifications may provide links to industry-related and employer-supported apprenticeship schemes that can provide further opportunities for enhanced employability. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the construction and the built environment sector through: ● Entering employment ● Continuing existing employment ● Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates ● Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) ● Progressing to university ● Progressing to a higher apprenticeship scheme, in conjunction with progression to a university degree course The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction & The Built Environment is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant engineering degree programmes in subject specialisms such as: ● BSc Civil Engineering ● BSc Building Surveying ● BA/BSc Quantity Surveying ● BA/BSc Architectural Technology ● BA/BSc Building Services Engineering ● BA/BSc Construction Management ● BA/BSc Project Management ● BA/BSc Facilities Management ● BA/BSc Structural Engineering


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How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

New College Swindon is unable to accept international students that require a student visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have completed a L4 Higher National Certificate in The Construction & Built Environment.

Additional entry requirements


An interview with the Programme Leader will be arranged on application.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3625 Year 1
Scotland £3625 Year 1
Wales £3625 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students. *Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue
Civil Engineering (Top-Up from HNC) at New College, Swindon - UCAS