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Building HNC

OVERVIEW

The building and civil engineering courses are all vocational, being targeted at educating people to take up professional roles in specific construction based disciplines in professional offices, local government departments and the manufacturing sector within industry.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The building and civil engineering courses are all vocational, being targeted at educating people to take up professional roles in specific construction based disciplines in professional offices, local government departments and the manufacturing sector within industry.

Students will gain an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multi-disciplinary construction industry and value the benefit of practical experience brought to the course by part-time students working in industry. They will also have a sound base to further their education and training to become professionally qualified.

This programme will support a range of students, including those looking to progress academically and those wishing to support or broaden their work based skills and learning. The delivery mode is simply one way in which CU Coventry is taking an innovative approach to higher education.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Mandatory modules are:

  • Construction Industry Management;
  • Construction Technology and Design;
  • Construction Science;
  • Building Practice.

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • contemporary issues relating to a sustainable built environment, including social, environmental and economic aspects;
  • appropriate mathematical methods, including those needed for modelling engineering problems;
  • common construction materials;
  • management practice and construction procurement;
  • principles of civil engineering and construction technology, methods and procedures;
  • building science with respect to materials, structure, services and internal environment;
  • the legal and regulatory framework within which buildings are constructed;
  • health and safety in built environment design and construction;
  • preparation of project reports;
  • design processes used in construction;
  • management of the design process and the production of project documentation, including the planning, budgeting and control of costs;
  • relevant principles of applied mechanics in the main areas of structural mechanics and soil mechanics;
  • surveying and setting out.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will learn through a variety of methods:

  • lectures;
  • tutorials;
  • self-directed learning;
  • textbooks;
  • module webs;
  • scenario-based learning sets;
  • professional libraries and resources;
  • journals and case studies;
  • access to industry experts and practitioners;
  • asynchronous online seminars;
  • discussion forums;
  • peer-to-peer learning.

Assessment will take the form of individual and group coursework, which is vocationally relevant. The wide range of assessment techniques will ensure that students are given every opportunity to demonstrate their skills in these areas.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

This course runs as day release on Wednesdays from 9.00-18.00.

Entry Requirements

UK/EU

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSE’s at A-C including Maths and English. Applicants who do not fulfil the above entry criteria will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account other factors. 

Access to HE Diploma

A pass in the Access Diploma. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics  at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

FEES AND FUNDING

This course is separated into four modules, in the academic year 2017/18 each module will cost £1,775.50. 

This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Coventry Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials.* 

Funding

As part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Coventry from Student Finance England

HOW TO APPLY

If you want to apply for our part-time course you can complete an online application form.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
CUCH010
Duration:
  • 1-2 years part-time

Qualification:
  • HNC/HND

Course type:
  • Part time (UK/EU only)

Fees:
Information available on request

Contact Details:

CU Coventry

+44 (0) 24 7765 8787