Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Civil Engineering Studies (top-up)

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Course summary

This innovative programme of study has been approved by the Joint Board of Moderators as Further Learning to provide the academic base for Incorporated Engineer, recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institute of Highway Engineers. This two-year part-time course is designed to provide an opportunity for people who have previously gained an HNC in Civil Engineering the chance to progress in their career and qualifications. This top-up course will develop your analytical and problem-solving skills as well as expand your knowledge in the field to enable you to specialise in your study and complement your existing experience. WGU students studying courses in the civil engineering subject areas were the most satisfied with the teaching on their course in Wales and 2nd most satisfied in the UK. (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS data 2018) This programme is approved as meeting the Further Learning requirements for an Incorporated Engineer for candidates who have an IEng approved first qualification. See for details of approved qualifications.

Course details


YEAR 1 ( LEVEL 5) The first year (level 5) modules build on knowledge gained at HNC level, offering challenging opportunities that allow students to demonstrate their achievement in design, problem-solving, analysis and assessment, application of working practice, specifications and standards, and health and safety requirements. The Work Related module offers the opportunity for students to evaluate their own professional development needs and to devise a strategy to achieve these. A further purpose of this module is to enable students to reflect upon and to develop their own effectiveness in relation to their current employment practice. MODULES Highway Design Water Engineering Civil Engineering Maths Science and Materials Work Related Learning YEAR 2 ( LEVEL 6) In the final year, Project Management offers opportunities for students to demonstrate technical, financial, time- and people management skills, required in the execution of typical Civil Engineering projects. Building Information Management ( BIM) provides students with an insight into this innovative technology used to coordinate the full cycle of development, from inception, through the design and construction processes towards the management of the completed project, its potential adaptation and eventually its deconstruction. The Individual Project will allow students to demonstrate independent learning, critical analysis and synthesising skills, and to demonstrate their understanding of research, analysis and the critical resources required to offer sustainable solutions to civil engineering problems. This module will also provide students with transferable skills such as those required in the creation of technical reports and the preparation and submission of review documentation to Professional Bodies. MODULES Inter-professional Studies Building Information Modelling (BIM) Individual Project The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment strategies are module-specific and integrate industrial themes wherever practicable. Assessment materials are prepared to meet the needs of the module and are presented to students at interactive briefing sessions. Completed work is assessed and feedback is subsequently provided to assist students in the further development of their technical understanding. Group and individual progress is discussed at regular tutorials and seminars as part of a strategy towards constructive feedback throughout the course. Other features of assessment practice assist in the development of professional and subject skills using scenario-based simulated situations where design projects require creative solutions and clear reporting of results. Such solutions are presented to and considered by individual ‘clients’ within a formal ‘board-room’ setting. Forms of assessment that feature widely across the programme include essays, reports, individual and group presentations, in-class tests, laboratory experiments, seminar presentations, scenario- based time controlled tasks, practical tasks and individual research carried out in the preparation of case study review and analysis.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4500* Year 1
England £4500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500* Year 1
Scotland £4500* Year 1
Wales £4500* Year 1
Channel Islands £4500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee is per annum.
Civil Engineering Studies (top-up) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS