Civil Engineering HNC
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 7
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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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 Granton campus 2.5 days per week over one academic year.
The day release will mean attending Edinburgh College’s Granton 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
- Civil Engineering Contract and Project Management A
- Civil Engineering Materials and Testing
- Civil Engineering Specialisms
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Construction Site Surveying A
- Construction Technology: Substructure
- Geotechnics A
- Mathematics for Construction
- Structural Mechanics
- HNC Civil Engineering Graded Unit 1
- Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
- Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics
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
- 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 RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Progress onto a university degree course
- BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at University of the Highlands and Islands
- Civil engineering technician.
- This course can lead to a promotion or employment in a supervisor or management role.
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