UCAS CODE 002H
An undergraduate degree course comprises 360 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over a 3 year period. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 6 years.
A postgraduate degree course comprises 180 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over one year. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 2 years.
There will be various field trips which may require additional costs.
Overall 80-120 UCAS points (preferably in Mathematics or numerate science subjects). Equivalent and international qualifications are also accepted.
Applicants should normally have a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language.
The HND in Civil Engineering will give you the skills for a career as a senior technician in the civil engineering industry
A HND Civil Engineering develops a good understanding of engineering principles, along with IT and personal skills, plus the ability to apply them to engineering problems through design and project work.
When you successfully complete this award, you can progress to the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering degree. Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering degree gives you an educational base for professional development at Incorporated Engineer (IEng) level. With additional study and professional experience, you could become a member of one of the following
professional bodies: Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, or the Institute of Highway Engineers.
In addition, successful completion of the HND award will afford you the opportunity to progress onto our Post-Diploma route for the BSc, meaning that you could complete a BSc award in one calendar year, rather than two academic years.
For the HND in Civil Engineering, we encourage you to take the sandwich option. This year-long work placement is a great opportunity to gain real experience of the industry and will boost your employment prospects after you graduate.
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The course offers a combination of theory and practice and is taught through a balance of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.
Methods of assessment reflect the range of the modules on offer, with a balance of assignments, coursework and class tests. For some modules, you will prepare and deliver presentations that will develop your communication and presentation skills.
Our graduates have an applied educational base in civil engineering
and have no difficulty in finding excellent positions in the civil engineering industry, typically ranging from employment with contractors, local authorities and consultants on a national and international basis.
Graduates of our civil engineering courses have gained employment with a range of organisations, local authorities and companies, including Capita Symonds, Morgan Est, Carillion PLC, Mott MacDonald, Atkins, Edmund Nuttall Ltd, Hyder, Alan Griffiths Contractors Ltd, Network Rail and United Utilities.
Our HND Civil Engineering degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Monitors (JBM) to EngTech level.
The University of South Wales has excellent facilities, and is committed to investment and refurbishment. We’ve just completed a £130m investment programme in new buildings and facilities, including significant investment in the Faculty of Advanced Technology. The University has also announced a further investment of £28m ensure that you’re using equipment and software that is state-of-the-art and industry-standard, we continually evaluate our labs and teaching spaces and regularly re-fit and re-equip them. A recent refurbishment of a number of our Civil and Mechanical Engineering labs is part of this programme of continuous enhancement of our facilities.