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Civil Engineering
Undergraduate course
HND

Civil Engineering

Overview

Civil engineers are responsible for designing, constructing and operating a wide range of infrastructure projects, including major structures, highways and water resources. With sustainability high on the agenda it creates a challenge for more complex, yet innovative, cost-effective environmentally sensitive solutions.

This professionally accredited course will ensure that you have the technical and management capability to contribute effectively in this environment and perpare you for your career as a civil engineering technician.

Civil engineering is a rewarding profession with engineers increasingly working with a variety of people across many teams. This practical course uses real scenarios for you to select and apply appropriate techniques and solutions to engineering problems and allows you to work with students from other Built Environment courses.

The flexible programme of core and option modules covers all of the major civil engineering disciplines will enable you to enter into careers in design, construction or operations. You will also develop a range of skills through IT applications, laboratory investigations, surveying exercises and project work to help increase your employability.

This course is integrated with our BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering and comprises of the first two levels of study of the degree. On successful completion of this course you can gain another qualification and progress onto the final year of the degree.

This qualification is approved as:

1. approved as fully satisfying the educational base for an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

2. approved as partially satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for IEng.

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for IEng

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.
Our civil engineering course team have a proven record in securing placements and will encourage you to consider both summer and sandwich year work during your studies. This provides you with a great opportunity to gain practical experience in the workplace which will help you apply for jobs when you graduate.

You will also be supported in recording your initial professional development for membership of the accrediting institutions.

To broaden your industry knowledge the course team also arrange regular personal development sessions, these are generally provided by leading industry professionals and will assist you in choosing an appropriate area of civil engineering to enter on graduation. We also have close links with the Institution of Civil Engineers and host a number of regional events for you to attend.

Entry Requirements

48
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 48 points required. (Minimum 32 from one 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: GCSEs: GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
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:48 points required. (Minimum 32 from one 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: GCSEs: GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
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

“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

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An insight into the techniques of observation and calculations using computing technology to collect, manipulate and display geospatial data.

Take a look at the behaviour of structures - forces, stresses, strain, tension, compression and bending - and recognise the role of materials testing.

We will enhance your mathematical skills so that you can find solutions to technical problems, manipulate and solve equations, and utilise data production and statistical methods to solve construction problems.

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

You will present proposals for developing a brownfield site. As part of a team, you will also design, construct and test a model structure.

Develop your knowledge of civil engineering procedures in the professional and legal working environment, gaining an insight into roles, contracts, law and health and safety.

Examine local and national control frameworks, focusing on the techniques used to set out complex curves and to measure movement in structures.

We will build on your expertise in the concepts of structural mechanics and how these are used to analyse a variety of structures.

An introduction to the factors which influence the sustainability of materials within construction, helping you to appreciate the rationale behind different approaches to structural design.

Enhance your knowledge of factors which affect highway and traffic engineering, including characteristics of urban and rural roads, and pavement structure.

A further insight into properties of materials and their use and deterioration in service. In particular, you will study concrete - its design, use on site and the deterioration of reinforced concrete structures.

Build your understanding of the commercial and contractual procedures involved in delivering civil engineering projects, such as preparing detailed risk assessments and recognising different contract types.

Learn about structural geology and the identification of minerals and rocks for engineering purposes.

Tom Craven
Tom Craven
Course Director
Tom has several years experience in the civil engineering industry, working in infrastructure for a leading design consultancy and now specialises as a civil engineering management lecturer for our University.
Our courses create professionals who have built a broad-based knowledge of core civil engineering topics, learning from specialist lecturers who have worked in their respective fields. Becoming a civil engineer right now represents a fantastic opportunity to become involved in several upcoming high-profile infrastructure projects proposed in the UK, as well as opportunities to work on a multitude of prestigious projects worldwide.
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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 2017/18 on this course is £1541.6 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 £77.08. 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.
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.

Facilities

  • Design Studios
    Design Studios

    Our modern multi-media studios include a dedicated CAD suite and specialist software, such as REVIT, allowing students to develop skills in 3D design and building information modelling.

  • 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.

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City Campus

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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