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HNC Diploma in Civil Engineering

If you are employed as a technician or in management, contracting or design in the civil engineering sector within the construction and the built environment industry, this two-year course is an ideal way to move your career forward.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Professional Construction
Higher Education
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 36
Hours: 8.00
Start: 13/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £3750 Per Year
Distance Learning

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/hnc-diploma-in-civil-engineering-2
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Course Information for Students

The HNC is an established qualification and is recognised by industry professionals and the professional bodies – in the case of civil engineering, the ICE.

It will help you on your way to one of the many varied professional careers in construction, including management, civil engineering, architecture, design, quantity surveying, building surveying and land surveying.
On completion of the programme, you will have gained significant sector skills knowledge and competence so that you are well placed to undertake middle to senior management responsibilities.

Working in the industry and studying at the same time will require you to have good time management and organisational skills. However, it will also offer you the opportunity to utilise the skills you have learned in your professional practice by looking at problem-based learning. Your own industrial practice is a welcome asset to promote experiential learning and peer support throughout the course.

You should be employed in the building services industry and hold at least one the following:

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and The Built Environment
A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or the equivalent)
Other related Level 3 qualifications
An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
Related work experience
An international equivalent of the above

Year one:

Construction technology
Science and materials
Construction practice and management
Construction information (drawing, detailing and specification)
Year two:

Mathematics for construction
Principles of structural design
Surveying, measuring and setting out
Individual project
You will need to complete eight units from the above suite, with seven mandatory units and one optional unit which will offered based on what the student group demands.

How is the course delivered?

You will attend College one day a week over two semesters per academic year. You will undertake two units per semester.                        

You will have access to your tutors via email and through online learning platforms, offering you additional support to give everyone equal opportunities to develop their skills and achieve their full potential. 

You will learn on-site 

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You will undertake technical assignments where you will be offered the opportunity to solve technical problems closely aligned with civil engineering and construction scenarios, giving you the chance to learn and demonstrate your knowledge. Alongside the technical assignments, you will undertake professional presentations, course work and projects both individually and as part of a team.

You will have access to staff who have experience of the industry and who boast particular specialisms as well as a broad knowledge of the construction industry.  The course is delivered in our purpose-built HE centre with access to industry-standard software such as Autodesk and Microsoft Project as well as online resources. 

You could progress to a HND or to a BSc/BEng degree in a related construction discipline, building on the broad knowledge base you have gained from your two years of study.

We would encourage you to join the ICE at student membership level.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Civil Engineers

£47465

Civil Engineers

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

£26963

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

Engineering Technicians

£40493

Engineering Technicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:57 pm