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Building Studies
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HND
Building Studies

Undergraduate course
Civil Engineering & Construction

We'll give you the skills to pursue a career in construction by improving your knowledge of how buildings work and projects are managed.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Northern Terrace, City Campus

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Our course offers outstanding links with industry - we work closely with construction companies such as BAM and Bovis to help you stand out in the job market.
Entry Requirements
60 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 60 points required. (Minimum from 1 A-level or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: All applicants should also have English Language GCSE grade C or above or an equivalent award. Those with equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment, will also be considered.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:60 points required. (Minimum from 1 A-level or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: All applicants should also have English Language GCSE grade C or above or an equivalent award. Those with equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment, will also be considered.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Lucy Dodds

Careers

Lucy Dodds
Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Wates Construction Ltd

BSc (Hons) Construction Commercial Management

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“My course really helped to advance my career and take on a more senior role. By learning from tutors who work in the industry, I was able to understand other people in the field do. I still use the things I learnt in class – in fact I keep my course notes with me at work!

MODULES & LEARNING

An introduction to building physics and the building services systems found within dwellings, with a particular emphasis on low carbon buildings.

You will create documentation from site surveys to the costing of design proposals. This involves practical levelling, building and land surveying, construction drawing, measurement of quantities and cost estimating.

We will provide you with an understanding of the principles, techniques and processes involved in the design and construction of dwellings.

An insight into aspects of law which will affect you in the future as a construction professional, covering contract law, environmental issues, torts and health and safety.

Study the importance of understanding the properties of materials in both the design and construction phases of any civil engineering project.

Examine the techniques used to collect, manipulate and display the geospatial digital data used within the civil engineering industry.

Develop your skills in 2D/3D modelling representation and the concept of BIM technologies by utilising industry recognised standards.

An insight into the legal frameworks which are created by the different procurement approaches, considering the concept of risk and the relationship between risk, method of procurement and contract terms.

An introduction to the management aspects of professional roles - including managing people, management information, systems and processes, personal development and ethics.

Build your understanding of the principles and techniques involved in the design and construction of non-domestic buildings.

Study the analysis and monitoring of projects, focussing on the scope, logic, time and resource management techniques which are used in the programming, control and cash flow determination.

Take a look at the vital importance of planning and organising construction site based activities towards achieving both safe and efficient on-site working practices.

You will gain an understanding of the management of construction projects as well as developing many transferable skills including Computer Aided Design (CAD) and IT skills that will help in gaining subsequent employment.

Our course has strong links with the research activities of the Leeds Sustainability Institute and with construction companies such as BAM and Bovis who are very active in the region. You are also encouraged to become student members of the CIOB.
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    David Pearce David Pearce
    Senior Lecturer

    Our HND course provides you with solid construction knowledge and valuable insight into management processes.

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FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2016/17 on this course is £1500 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £75. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    A hub for creative minds and innovative thinkers, Broadcasting Place is home to our arts, design and architecture students.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Northern Terrace, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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