University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Built Environment University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

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Course summary

Construction technicians are responsible for the design and implementation of a wide range of construction projects, from consultation and advisory roles, to contractor-based work, in sectors such as: industrial, commercial and domestic structures; energy; infrastructure; and landmark projects, such as Inverness College UHI Campus. The HNC Built Environment will specifically develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as: building measurement; cost studies; environmental building science; building services; construction materials; sketching and drawings; sustainability; and off-site construction.

Investment in the Highlands and Islands, as well as excellent links with employers such as Compass, Forestry Commission, Morrison Construction, Makar, Pat Munro and Robertson Construction, provides exciting opportunities for our students, who are involved in live projects, placements and employment.

Delivery will focus on the strengths of the region, working in remote and sensitive areas whilst creating a vision for the future. You will gain contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills. You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning, and develop abilities to be flexible and work co-operatively with others.

The course is taught within a classroom environment with practical experience gained from workshops, field trips and site visits.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 221K
Institution code H49
Campus name Inverness College UHI
Campus code I

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level D
Scottish Higher C
Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6) Pass in Civil Engineering
GCSE/National 4/National 5 National 5 Maths or equivalent.

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic 50.0 Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,720 Year 1
EU £1,285 Year 1
International £7,020 Year 1
England £6,720 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,720 Year 1
Scotland £1,285 Year 1
Wales £6,720 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
UHI Executive Office
Ness Walk
Inverness
IV3 5SQ


Course contact details

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Main Contact

01463 279190

Fax: 01463 279001