Course overview

Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC City of Bristol College

This Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC is for people who are already working in engineering.

Civil engineers play a major role in creating the infrastructure, structures and systems that sustain and improve society. Their responsibilities include designing, building, maintaining and improving bridges, roads, canals, docks, office buildings, airports, power stations and railways.

Taught by professionals from industry, you will gain knowledge and skills that meet professional day-to-day needs of civil engineering and construction business across the whole industry.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

The Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC course is designed for those who are already working in the civil engineering and construction industry in a range of roles.

This includes:

  • trainee site engineers
  • quantity surveyors
  • computer-aided design technicians
  • those progressing from Level 3 qualifications in Civil Engineering or similar related discipline.

Completion of this course may lead to membership of professional institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers.

What you'll learn

This Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC covers:

  • how to design and build infrastructure of the future
  • design principles and application for construction and the built environment
  • science and materials for construction
  • applied mathematics for the built environment
  • site surveying procedures
  • environment, engineering geology and soil mechanics.

In addition, you may also study civil engineering technology and structural analysis and design.

Course entry requirements

We welcome applications from people who have: achievement of the Access to HE Diploma including at least 30 level 3 credits in Maths and Science. GCSE grades at 9 to 4 to include Maths and English, 24-48 UCAS points, BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, an NVQ Level 3 in a related subject or related, relevant work experience at the required level for an acceptable period of time will be considered.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Modules studied are assessed by a combination of methods including: in-class assessments, time controlled assessment, coursework, projects, presentations and written tests.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete the course, you may eligible to progress to study a full degree in civil engineering, employment within the civil engineering industry and professional status.

This qualification can be used for progression towards chartered status and advancement to higher levels within the civil engineering industry.

Additional costs

You will need materials for learning, protective footwear, gloves and a high vis vest for practical session at College.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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