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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering in Civil Engineering (HLA)

Level 5
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This course is designed to prepare learners for a career in Civil Engineering and related industries at higher technician level. It will provide learners with specific practical and professional skills in analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communication. The course also aims to prepare learners to progress to Honours Degree level study or directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee.

This course contains all the core modules associated with Civil Engineering, including Structural Mechanics, Geotechnics, Hydraulics and Road Design. Surveying, CAD and Technology will also be covered.

  • Civil Engineering Technology & Materials
  • Geology & Soil Mechanics
  • Surveying for Civil Engineers
  • Mathematics & Structures
  • 2D & 3D CAD for Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Project & Professional Development
  • Work-based Learning
  • Infrastructure & Engineering Design
  • Civil Engineering Management & Measurement
  • Fluid Mechanics & Water Engineering
  • Further Mathematics for Civil Engineers
  • All modules are mandatory.

    56 UCAS points (part-time) - AS /A Level/BTEC qualifications or approved equivalent, GSCE English and Maths at Grade C or University-approved equivalent. Applicants must hold an A Level pass in one of the following subject areas: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Geography, Applied Science or DA Science, Life and Health Science (single or double award), Technology (including Technology & Design, Design & Technology, Environmental Technology and Digital Technology). Alternative qualifications such as BTEC National awards in STEM subjects are also acceptable. Mature Learners will be assessed on an individual basis. Refer to general entry requirements.

    Learners will be assessed by coursework, examinations or a combination of both. Coursework assignments will include practical activities, laboratory experiments, live projects and group presentations. Learners will also be assessed in the workplace as part of the assessment for the Work based Learning module.

    Graduates may (subject to performance) progress to BEng Honours Degree in Civil Engineering or BSc Honours Civil Engineering (Geoinformatics). Exemptions may also be given for entry onto the BSc Honours Construction Engineering and Management. These programmes are offered at Ulster University, Jordanstown. Learners may take up employment in the private sector with civil engineering consultants, contractors or specialists or in the public sector in government departments.

    Career Opportunities

    Structural EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringTransportation EngineeringGeotechnical EngineeringWater Resource EngineeringProject Management

    This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (ICE, IStructE, CIHT, IHE)

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    *The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.




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