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This course is designed to prepare you for a career in Construction Engineering and Surveying - building, land and quantity surveying, through gaining cutting edge technical skills and knowledge necessary for the modern Construction Industry. It will provide you with specific practical and professional skills, analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communications. The course aims to leave you equally prepared to progress to complete your Honours Degree, to directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee, or to start your own business. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
This Foundation Degree offers a wide range of modules including law, CAD, Site Management and Surveying. These modules equip students for careers in site engineering, project management, site surveying and Architectural Design. This Foundation Degree gives students a broad insight into many job roles within the Construction industry.
During the course you will have the opportunity to study:
All modules are mandatory
Minimum 48 UCAS points (120 in old UCAS points); GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or University-approved equivalent. In the event of over subscription, entry criteria maybe enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.
Assessment will be carried out via a variety of assessment methods. These will include: coursework assignments and end of module examinations as well as group activities and professional presentations. You will also be assessed in the workplace as part of your industrial placement.
On successful completion of this course and depending on performance, students who achieve the required entry criteria may apply to the following South West College Top Up course (1 year full time, 2 year part time)
BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering and Management (validated by The Open University).or students can apply for entry to Year 2 of the following Ulster University Honours degree programmes:
BSc Hons Construction Engineering & Management (full time or part time)
BSc Hons Building Surveying
The course modules form a broad basis for Construction Engineering. Modules include CADD, BIM basics, measurement, law, project management and surveying. These modules will be enhanced by supplementary modules in mathematics, materials and comfort. A Group project will form an integral part of the assessment, where students will take a chosen project from inception through to completion.
Fees are payable annually.
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Total Full Fee £1,060.00
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
Fees Payable Each Year
**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?
Subject to Timetable
Total Full Fee £2,700.00
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (RQF)