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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 of this course, you may be able to progress to:

  • the BSc Civil Engineering (Top Up) programme at City College Plymouth.
  • the second or final year of civil engineering degrees at a range of universities
  • a wide range of careers within the engineering industry.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.