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Course Description

This is a practical, industry-led course, which is suitable for anyone already working in the construction industry, as well as for new students.

You’ll have the opportunity to follow one of two routes, depending on what direction you want your career to take - civil engineering or construction management.

Once you’ve completed the course successfully, you’ll be able to progress onto the final year of one of our honours degrees to obtain a BSc degree if you wish. These degrees are in either Civil Engineering or Construction Management.

If you’re already in employment, you’ll spend four days a week in industry, while full-time students will undertake a compulsory work placement of up to four days a week in their final year. Whatever path you take, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a first-class construction manager or civil engineer.

Although we cannot guarantee a placement we will support you in providing opportunities to secure one.  If you do not secure a placement you will still be allowed to progress directly on to the BSc (Hons) degree course.

 

This is a practical, industry-led course, which is suitable for anyone already working in the construction industry, as well as for new students. You’ll have the opportunity to follow one of two routes, depending on what direction you want your career to take - civil engineering or construction management. Once you’ve completed the course successfully,...

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Course Content

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

YEAR 1

Professional Life (Mental Wealth)
The Built Environment
Construction Technology
Land and Construction Surveying
Analytical skills in built environment
Building Science and Materials
Engineering Mechanics

YEAR 2

Professional Life (Mental Wealth)
The Built Environment
Construction Technology
Land and Construction Surveying
Analytical skills in built environment
Building Science and Materials
Engineering Mechanics

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change. YEAR 1 Professional Life (Mental Wealth) The Built Environment Construction Technology Land and Construction Surveying Analytical...

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Entry Requirements

A LEVEL :-  Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.

BTEC :-  Extended Diploma or Diploma.

We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

OTHER ENTRY ROUTES :-  Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :-  Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent). If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

ALTERNATIVE GCSE QUALIFICATIONS :- Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy.

A LEVEL :-  Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects. BTEC :-  Extended Diploma or Diploma. We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. OTHER ENTRY ROUTES :-  Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level...

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Assessment Methods

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible so that you can develop and improve your written assessment submissions.

The assessment methods are varied, including coursework, group and individual presentations, time-controlled assessments and exams. The balance between exams and coursework is approximately 30 per cent exams, 10 per cent presentations and 60 per cent coursework.  The work placement is assessed by a combination of the production of a work based portfolio and employer assessment.

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible so that you can develop and improve your written assessment submissions. The assessment methods are...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
91%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
73% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
73% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
91% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
82% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
64% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
45% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
27% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
50% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
73% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
55% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
55% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
82% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
64% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
70% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
82% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
82% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
82% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
64% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
45% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
45% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
36% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
36% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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