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Civil Engineering HNC

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £1285
(see funding options)

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Course overview

Civil Engineering HNC can either be studied as a one-year full time or two-year day release course (a system allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses). This course is designed to teach you the essential skills necessary for the role of a Civil Engineer.

The Full time will mean attending Edinburgh College's Midlothian campus 2.5 days per week over one academic year. 

The day release will mean attending Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus one day per week over two academic years whilst continuing to be employed within the construction industry.  

There may also be a number of sessions that will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams.

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 further encourage career progression and enhance your career prospects. 

What you will learn

  • Contract and Project Management
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Material and Testing
  • Specialisms
  • Technology
  • Construction Site Surveying
  • Construction Technology: Substructure
  • Geotechnics
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Structural Mechanics
  • HNC Civil Engineering Graded Unit 1
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed throughout the course 
  • You will be tested on both your theoretical and practical skills 

Number of days per week

  • One day per week day release
  • 2.5 days Full time

Entry requirements

  • One pass at Higher Level C or above in Mathematics or Physics 
  • If you are a mature applicant you will be considered on an individual basis 
  • Pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent


 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progress onto a university degree course
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at University of the Highlands and Islands

Career options

  • Civil engineering technician. 
  • This course can lead to a promotion or employment in a supervisor or management role.  

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Midlothian Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks £1285

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