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BTEC HNC Civil Engineering School: School of Technology Attendance Type: Part Time Qualification: HNCs and HNDs Summary: This course has been designed for aspiring Higher Technicians who are already working in the construction industry and who want to continue their studies on a day release programme. The course may also be suitable for those seeking a career in the construction industry (please ask for further details). The course can provide a pathway to further study and membership of professional institutions. Course Length: Students can opt to claim a Higher National Certificate after two years or claim a Higher National Diploma after successfully completing three years' study. Entry Requirements: BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Civil Engineering Studies or one A Level plus four GCSEs or Access course with industrial experience or Advanced GNVQ/Vocational A Level in Construction. (Minimum grades Assessment: The course will be assessed through a mix of course assignments, laboratory and project work. Academic Progression: The course can provide a pathway to further study such as a degree course. The HND is recommended for those who want to progress to a Degree or membership of a professional institution. The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of interesting and rewarding careers in Civil Engineering. The HND will be accredited by the Engineering Council Joint Board of Moderators, satisfying part of the requirements for Incorporated Engineer status. Students who want to progress to Chartered Engineer status will have to complete an accredited Masters Degree course. Students who complete the HND will be exempt from some of the requirements of most Honours Degree courses. The Edexcel Higher National programme is widely recognised by employers and professional bodies. UEA, in partnership with the College, has developed a bridging programme and a BA (Hons) Professional Studies progression route for holders of the BTEC HND. Full Description: Both the Higher National Certificate and the Higher National Diploma are complete qualifications in their own right and they provide the educational background required for a career in civil and municipal engineering, structural engineering, public health and water engineering or highway engineering. On the course you will cover civil engineering construction, analytical methods, science and materials, design principles and applications, site surveying procedures, health and safety and welfare, geology and soil mechanics, management principles and applications, structural analysis and design, fluids and hydraulics. You will also undertake a group project and an individual project in the final year. Methods of Teaching and Learning The HNC/D programme develops your knowledge, understanding, skills and awareness necessary to provide you with the potential to progress to technical, supervisory and managerial positions in Civil Engineering. The course team uses a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research-based experiential learning. These are delivered via laboratory experiments and demonstrations, use of modern surveying equipment, industry standard IT applications and group activities. Part-time students bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge which is also utilised to the maximum by the course team. Many assignments are based around your own work environment and this has been implemented through regular liaison with employers to allow you to access and use nonconfidential data and documents from the workplace. Additional Information At the end of each academic year, students are encouraged to go on the two day residential site visit. In past years students have visited the second Severn Crossing, Cardiff Bay Barrage, Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Docklands Light Railway and Canary Wharf, Corus Steel Works and the London ring water main. Last year they were taken inside the road deck of the Humber suspension

BTEC HNC Civil Engineering School: School of Technology Attendance Type: Part Time Qualification: HNCs and HNDs Summary: This course has been designed for aspiring Higher Technicians who are already working in the construction industry and who want to continue their studies on a day release programme. The course may also be suitable for those seeking a career in the construction industry (please...

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