Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Civil Engineering Project Management (Top Up)

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Project Management (Top Up) course provides an opportunity for learners to develop technical, professional and personal skills to meet the needs of the civil engineering industry. The foundation degree level programme is employer responsive and reflective of current practices in civil engineering so graduates can make an immediate contribution in the workplace. Following discussions with local employers, the programme team reviewed the proposed technical content to include hydrology and highways. The Project Management module has been designed to reflect the needs of a civil engineer employed in a management role. The award meets the needs of a wide range of professional practitioners in the civil engineering field. These include site engineering managers, transport engineering design managers, civil engineering design managers, structural engineering design managers and managers in transport, water and the environment. The programme also offers a route to others wishing to further their careers and/or educational development in civil engineering and project management. The modules have been designed to complement each other, to deepen the students’ knowledge and to enhance their employment opportunities in many sectors of the civil engineering industry. The use of live case studies as part of the assessment process ensures currency of practice. The programme team has excellent links with local and national industry, including the different professions within the industry. This facilitates work experience for full-time students, site visits for students and guest speakers with specific subject expertise. Students will be advised to join the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as a student member.


The BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Project Management programme structure is a blend of semesterised and year-long modules. The modules are sequenced to provide students with a coherent learning experience which will satisfy the programme aims and outcomes. The structure will also ensure a practicable, even spread of assessments throughout the academic year. Modules studied. Year 1: Project Management in Practice; Engineering Hydrology and Environmental Studies; Research Methods. Year 2: Further Geotechnical and Structural Engineering; Advanced Civil Engineering Technology and Materials; Dissertation. The programme will utilise a range of teaching and learning methods that will enable the development of knowledge and understanding, professional and practical skills, and transferable skills including: lectures and guest lectures; tutorials; seminars and workshops; site visits; case studies; and research projects. Whilst there are significant opportunities to spend time with the tutors during timetabled classes and tutorials, there is an expectation that students devote an appropriate amount of time to personal academic study and research. During the early stages of studies, guidance will be provided on how students can make the best use of their personal study time and how they should employ appropriate research methods. However as students progress through the programme, this guidance will become less structured and prescriptive. Lectures will play an important part throughout the programme and will feature in all modules with the exception of Dissertation. The lectures involve the dissemination of theoretical and empirical information by lecturers and provide a basic framework of core themes, concepts, theories and principles that students can build upon through their reading and other classroom activities and through tutor prepared on-line learning materials. Guest lectures by specialists from industry, the professional bodies and other academic institutions enhance the learning experience.

Assessment method

The assessment strategy for the programme will test subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition and is designed to ensure that students achieve the overall aims and learning outcomes of the programme, as well as the learning outcomes for individual modules. Assessment will take the form of time constrained examinations and assessment pieces, reports, presentations, analytical or design assignments, research assignments, case-studies, personal development plans and a final Dissertation. Assessment is centred on the practical and professional skills required by industry. Consequently, assessment focuses on the implementation of practical solutions to specified problems. Assignment briefs use an appropriate scenario that reflects the professional and technical skills required by industry and group work is used to promote transferable skills in appropriate modules. Communication skills are developed through a range of delivery methods including presentation, reports and discussion. The assessment strategy has been designed to be robust, equitable and manageable. The particular assessment strategies used in each module have been selected to match the relevant learning outcomes. The distribution of learning outcomes has been considered to ensure all the programme outcomes are assessed. A variety of assessment tools have been used to ensure the assessment strategy harnesses all students’ preferred assessment methods. Assessment tools: formative assessment with constructive feedback; written reports; problem-solving exercises; critical analysis of case-studies; oral presentations; group work. At the start of each academic year, students will be provided with an assessment schedule, illustrating details of the submission deadlines for summative assessments.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation degree in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) accepted including minimum of 120 credits at Level 5. Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at Higher Education level. Short-course and relevant work experience may be taken into account. Non-standard applicants and all applicants not currently studying at Bradford College will be interviewed to discuss and assess their expectations of the proposed programme in terms of career opportunities. If you are a non-standard applicant, you may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of your application. Claims for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) are welcomed by the Programme team subject to the programme module mapping. You should consult the Admissions Tutor if you wish to claim such recognition. You will be expected to join the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as a student member.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £875 Credit
Northern Ireland £875 Credit
Scotland £875 Credit
Wales £875 Credit

Additional fee information

The course fees for a Part-time HND is £875 per 20 credits. Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Civil Engineering Project Management (Top Up) at Bradford College - UCAS