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Civil Engineering

Course Code: UF4194, UX4194

Level: 5
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
When you'll study: Thursdays, 8.45am - 6.15pm (part-time)

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About the course

Civil engineers help to create the structures and systems that sustain society. They are responsible for designing, building and maintaining everything from bridges to power stations. You’ll gain specialist knowledge in a wide range of areas from site surveying to structural analysis and design to geo-technics, fluid technology and coastal engineering. . Successful completion of this course may lead to membership of professional bodies such as the Institution of Civil Engineers. This course is rooted in real-world practice, where you will interpret civil engineering problems, design and construct solutions and put them to the test!

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

What you'll learn

The course includes the following subjects:

Full-time
Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Analysis and Design 1
  • Materials
  • ICT and Design
  • Civil Engineering Construction
  • Construction and Civil Engineering Management

Year 2

  • Strength of Materials
  • Site Surveying
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Geo-technics
  • Project
  • Hydraulics

Part-time
Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Analysis and Design 1
  • Materials
  • Civil Engineering Construction

Year 2

  • ICT and Design
  • Construction and Civil Engineering Management
  • Structural Analysis and Design 2
  • Site Surveying

Year 3

  • Strength of Materials
  • Geo-technics
  • Project
  • Hydraulics
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 56 UCAS tariff points
  • a level 3 qualification in maths
  • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English, maths and combined science

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations and examinations.

What's next?

On successful completion you may be able to progress to:

  • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (non-accredited) degree at the University of Plymouth
  • the second or final year of civil engineering degrees at a range of universities.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Full-time Part-time

Course Code: UF4194

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £7450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UX4194

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3700

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.