Civil Engineering HNC is a two-year day
release course (a system allowing employees days off work to go on
educational courses) and a 1year Full-time course. The course is designed to encourage progression
towards a job as a civil engineer. You will attend Edinburgh
College’s Granton campus one day per week while employed within the
You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the
civil engineering industry. This course will teach you the skills needed for a
technical role in civil engineering. This course will give you
the knowledge and 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 skills
such as structural analysis, design and geotechnical engineering. This
course will encourage career progression and enhance your career prospects.
- Contract and Project Management
- Fluid Mechanics
- Material and Testing
- Construction Site Surveying
- Construction Technology: Substructure
- Mathematics for Construction
- Structural Mechanics
- HNC Civil Engineering Graded Unit 1
- Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
- One pass at Higher Level C or above in Mathematics
- If you are a mature applicant you will be
considered on an individual basis
- A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- You will be continually assessed throughout the course
- You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills
Progression And Articulation Routes
Download our progression route map here
- Progress onto a university degree course
- Civil engineering technician
- This course can lead to a promotion or employment as a supervisor or in management
- One day per week day release
- Three days Full time
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £648 Granton part-time (year 2)Fee: £785 Granton part-time (year 1)
We caught up with former Edinburgh College civil engineering modern apprentice Keir Stanton, who worked on the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing bridge.
“Working on the bridge is a huge achievement and, now that it is finished, you can see the scale and the excitement in the media that it is opening. I feel proud to have been part of a great project with amazing people and to have attained knowledge, experiences and stories that will stay with me for a very long time. Driving over the bridge will be exciting, getting to see how everything has come together. But it is extra special when you know, firsthand, just how much hard work has gone into the construction.”
Read more of our student stories here.
PLEASE NOTE: All full-time courses will begin from the week beginning Monday 7 September. From 31 August students will be given an online induction to College and their course.
This course will start on…
- Group A - Granton Campus - Monday 31st August at 8:30 AM (2020)
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