BTEC Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering is a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis. Civil Engineers design, construct and shape our environment.
This course will introduce you to the key knowledge and skills in construction, the built environment and civil engineering. You will explore engineering design, materials, surveying, geology, structures and health and safety. You will also undertake a group project module, in which you will apply what you have learned to solving a design challenge of your choice.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. Your studies will be supported by trips to trade exhibitions, career fairs and guest speakers from the industry. You will also develop your transferable skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, negotiation, team work and planning to ensure that you have the awareness to succeed in the changing engineering sector.
You will be assessed through individual and group projects, case studies, oral presentations, time-constrained and written assignments.
General Entry Requirements
you are under 21 years of age at the start of the course, you must have at least one
of the following:
- At least one GCE A-level
pass. In addition, you should have appropriate supporting passes at GCSE
(including English and Maths at grade C or above) or Key Skills Level 2
qualifications in communication, IT and Application of Number or
- A Level 3 qualification
such as: BTEC level 3 Diploma, National
Diploma, Advanced GNVQ/NVQ, AVCE/VCE, Foundation Certificate in a relevant subject
- Access to Higher Education in a relevant subject
- Advanced Modern
Apprenticeship with Level 3 qualifications in a relevant subject
- An equivalent foreign
- Any other level 3
qualification in a relevant subject
If you are over 21 years of age, you may demonstrate a more
varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work
experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their
Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificates are well-established and internationally recognised qualifications offering graduates progression directly to employment. This course will prepare you for a range of civil engineering careers within public and private sectors.
You can also study further for a Higher National Diploma or a degree in Civil Engineering.
The following is an indication of relevant professional bodies that recognise the BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) and their recommended unit structure, as qualifications that contribute towards their requirements and also meet the requirements of the Engineering Council (UK) – Standards for Professional Engineering Competence:
â— Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
â— Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
â— Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
â— Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
In addition to individual recognition by the main professional bodies, the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment have also been validated and approved by the Construction Skills Standards and Qualifications Validation Group (SQVG) which represents the construction and built environment sector.
To qualify for the Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) students must achieve a minimum of 125 credits. A minimum of 65 credits must be at level 4
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME||UNIT LEVEL||UNIT CREDIT|
|HNCB 001||Design Principles and Application for Construction - 4||4||15|
|HNCB 002||Science and Materials for Construction - 4||4||15|
|HNCB 003||Applied Mathematics for Construction - 4||4||15|
|HNCB 005||Group Project in the Construction Industry - 5||5||20|
|HNCB 027||Site Surveying Procedures for Construction - 4||4||15|
|HNCB 032||Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics - 4||4||15|
|HNCB 033||Civil Engineering Technology - 4||4||15|
|HNCB 034||Structural Analysis and Design - 5||5||15|
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