SCQF Level 7
Built Environment

Course Overview
This two-year day release programme of study is designed to teach you the essential skills necessary for the role of a civil engineer. You will attend college one day per week over two academic years while employed within the construction industry. 

This course is designed to teach you the skills required for a technical role in civil engineering. It is perfect if you have the ambition to design and build the bridges roads railways and tunnels of tomorrow. You will acquire knowledge of the latest construction practices by covering a diverse selection of industry-relevant skills such as structural analysis and design and geotechnical engineering.
What You Will Learn
  • Civil Engineering Contract and Project Management
  • Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Material and Testing
  • Civil Engineering Specialisms
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Site Surveying
  • Construction Technology: Substructure
  • Geotechnics
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Structural Mechanics
  • HNC Civil Engineering Graded Unit 1
  • CAD for Civil Engineering
Entry Requirements
  • Two passes at Higher level at grade A, B or C, subjects must include Maths and Physics
  • If you are a mature applicant you will be considered on an individual basis
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Continuous assessment throughout the course
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to an interview
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • progression to university may be available
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Career Opportunities
  • Employment as a civil engineering technician
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1
Course Cost And Funding Options
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