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Degree Level Course Details

Civil Engineering HNC - part-time - 2020:21

Location: Guildford College
Course Code: HC03HP1A017P
UCAS Code:  N/A
Year: 2020:21
Attendance: Day release (one day per week) part-time for two years.
FT/PT:  Part-Time 
Awarding Organisation: Edexcel
Level: 4 (year 1), 5 (year 2)
Fees (16-18): £ 3265
Fees (Adult): £ 3265
07/09/2020Places Available
Subject Area

Fees and dates are based on academic year 2019-20 and are intended as a guide only. We will update the fees and dates for 2020-21 as soon as we have them and according to government funding and guidelines.

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct. However, the College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including content, dates, times, venues, fees payable, concessions available, terms and conditions.

Content / Overview 

From transport necessities such as roads, railways and airports, through high rise steel and glass skyscrapers and hotels, to water management systems such as dams, flood defences and even sewers, civil engineering is vital work. If you want to be a part of it then we can give you the skills you need to build a successful career.

This programme will give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills to pursue a career in civil engineering, enabling you to apply critical reasoning and analysis to solve engineering problems using the appropriate UK and EU codes of practice and industry standards.

Course Modules 

Year 1: Design principles and application for construction and the built environment (15 credits); science and materials for construction and the built environment (15 credits); health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment (15 credits); applied mathematics for construction and the built environment (15 credits); site surveying procedures for construction and the built environment (15 credits).
Year 2: Group project in the construction industry (20 credits); engineering geology and soil mechanics (15 credits); civil engineering technology (15 credits); structural analysis and design (15 credits); management principles and application for construction and the built environment (15 credits).

Why Study Here

  • Specialist programme of part-time studies to complement industrial skills and experience
  • Opportunity to specialise in several areas of civil engineering
  • Gain membership of professional bodies such as the Institute of Civil Engineers or Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

Mature students with extensive work experience and/or relevant professional qualifications or 64 UCAS points as demonstrated by relevant Level 3 qualifications.

Knowledge & Understanding

Cognitive (Thinking) Skills

Practical Skills

Transferable (Key) Skills



You will be assessed through written and practical assignments, time controlled assessments and end of unit examinations. Case studies based on real situations from industry draw together all elements of the programme.

Further Study

You could progress to the HND in Civil Engineering and go on to university to a top up degree. Alternatively you can undertake professional exams in order to gain part membership of the professional or technical bodies such as the Institute of Structural Engineers (ISE).

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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