Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) Higher National Diploma (HND)

28230W1 | Centre for Advanced Technical Studies
Start Date | 12/09/2022
Time/Day | 09:00 - 19:15 TUE

Is this course for me?

The programme prepares students for a range of technical, professional and management careers, such as building surveying, building control and construction management. Students will gain underpinning knowledge and understanding of technological, social, legal and economic aspects of construction management.

What will I study?

Content includes; Individual Project; Construction Technology; Science and Materials; Construction Practice and Management; Construction Information (Drawing,Detailing, Specification); Mathematics for Construction; Principles of Structural Design; Group Project (Pearson set) Further Mathematics for Construction; Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics; Advanced Structural Design; Personal Professional Development; Highway Engineering; Hydraulics; Alternative Methods of Construction.

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed through a variety of methods, from written assignments to course work.

What qualifications do I need?

96 UCAS points or an HNC in a relevant subject. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references will be considered. Students must also have Grade C/4 or equivalent in Maths at GCSE.

What can I progress onto?

Employment - In architecture, building and quantity surveying and construction management. Higher or degree apprenticeships - This programme may be studied as part of a higher or degree apprenticeship with progression routes. Full honours degrees - Students may progress to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering.

Course Fees


Civil Engineers

Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree


FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Organises and plans projects, arranges work schedules, carries out inspection work and plans maintenance control.
  • Designs structures such as roads, dams, bridges, railways, hydraulic systems, sewerage systems, industrial and other buildings and plans the layout of tunnels, wells and construction shafts.
  • Designs foundations and earthworks.
  • Determines and specifies construction methods, materials, quality and safety standards and ensures that equipment operation and maintenance comply with design specifications.
  • Undertakes research and advises on soil mechanics, concrete technology, hydraulics, water and waste water treatment processes and other civil engineering matters.


Engineering and Technology Design Building and Construction Mathematics Physics Customer and Personal Service English Language Transportation Public Safety and Security Administration and Management Computers and Electronics Chemistry Law and Government


Reading Comprehension Speaking Critical Thinking Writing Active Learning Active Listening Monitoring Mathematics
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