Summary & Entry Requirements
The course is designed to provide knowledge of specific subjects relevant to construction management that will support higher level study and career progression. It integrates theoretical and practical knowledge to inform construction management in different contexts. You will build upon your previous academic and professional studies to honours degree level. The course will help you to further develop your interpersonal and problem solving skills, together with the ability to undertake sustained academic activity both independently and in groups. You will also develop the capacity for higher levels of academic study and research, leading to the ability to evaluate, analyse and synthesise information and use such knowledge to inform judgements.
BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Top-up
Applicants should have completed an HND or a Foundation Degree in a related subject, normally with an overall merit profile in year two. However, a variety of qualifications are considered and applications from mature candidates and those working within the construction industry are particularly welcomed.
Course Content &Careers
Teaching and Learning
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, this course is designed to top up your HND/FdSc in Civil Engineering to an Honours degree. The course concentrates on developing your ability to evaluate the major technological and management issues facing the industry in the 21st Century. The course covers project management and innovations within the industry as well as sustainable infrastructure development. You will be required to complete an individual research project to further you and/or your employer’s specific interests in civil engineering.
Delivery of this course is supported by an extensive range of practical resources including an IT Suite with AutoCAD and MS Project, a range of on-line resources and a well-resourced library.
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Civil Engineers shape the build environment. Employment opportunities for Civil Engineers can be found in various engineering sectors such as Structural, Environmental, Transportation, Maritime and Geotechnical where they can work on different construction projects from bridges and dams to transport links and airports. Civil Engineers who develop management skills can lead engineering projects and work within commercial, legal, environmental and health and safety requirements.
A variety of assessment methods are employed including written reports, presentations, practical reports, seminars and examinations as well as the research project.