This course provides a grounding in key concepts and practical skills alongside the development of the knowledge and understanding required by employers and professional bodies. The programme is designed to enable you to study core modules and appropriate specialist modules for disciplines in the Construction and the Built Environment sector including: Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying and Architectural Design. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in key concepts and practical skills to allow direct progression to employment in a construction profession. The course is suitable if you have ambitions of working in a professional, managerial or technical capacity as a Site Manager, Surveyor, Designer or other technical roles within construction companies, as well as offering the opportunity to progress on to the second year or third year of a degree programme. In addition the HND will provide a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by Chartered Institute Of Building, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Year 1: Construction Technology; Science and Materials; Mathematics for Construction; Individual Project; plus one Option Unit. Year 2: Construction Practice and Management; Principles of Structural Design; Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification); Environmental Assessment and Monitoring; Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics. Year 3: Further Mathematics for Construction; Advanced Structural Design; Hydraulics; Group Project; plus one Option Unit.
In addition to lectures, seminars, tutorial sessions and directed study work form the basis of your learning programme .The emphasis is on developing your ability to understand the demands of working as a professional. This is achieved through a student focused approach to develop both your vocational knowledge and understanding and to encourage your development of critical and evaluative skills. Assessments may include elements of: practical assessments; portfolios of evidence; data analysis; case studies; oral and written reports; presentations; assignments.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature applicants may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at the Higher Education level. Short-course and relevant work experience may be taken into account. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application. Claims for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) are welcomed by the Programme team. You should consult the Admissions Tutor if you wish to claim such recognition.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7750||Whole course|