Undergraduate study
Advanced Home Construction

HNC Advanced Home Construction

UCAS code: K201 BSc/AHC

Our HNC Advanced Home Construction course is part of a suite of courses - HNC, HND, BSc (Hons) (Top-up) and MSc awards. Each course is designed and developed adhering closely to TV architect George Clarke’s modular building concept and advanced home construction principles.

Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year

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Part-time

  • 2 years

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  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800

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George Clarke, architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and Restoration Man, has contributed to the design of the programmes and specialist facilities at Teesside University, providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills in designing, fabricating and constructing creative and innovative new homes.

This course guides you through a detailed exploration of construction methods, such as using off-site manufacture and prefabrication, and alternative building materials, and the location of building projects. You have an opportunity to develop concept models and construct scale models of your designs in a specially designed facility at Teesside University’s main campus.

George Clarke’s social enterprise, the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Education (MOBIE), is kickstarting a fundamental change to the building industry and our courses have been designed to adhere closely to the modular building concept and advanced home construction principles of MOBIE.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Alternative Energy Solutions

BIM Principles and Applications

Building Technology

Construction Science and Materials

Design and Specification

Design Project

Management Principles and Applications

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects and examinations. You are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments.


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Career opportunities

The UK is facing a major housing crisis. There is a severe shortage of new homes and there are many, including children, living in temporary accommodation. Figures from the Empty Homes Agency put the number of vacant properties in England at 610,000, estimating that there is a need for an additional 200,000 homes a year to keep up with the growth in demand for households.

This course helps prepare you for a career in home design and construction, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to bring creative and innovative new thinking to the home construction industry.

Entry requirements

You should normally have at least three passes at GCSE (grade C or above) including English language and mathematics (or equivalent), plus one of the following:

  • at least one A level
  • BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Access to HE
  • any other Level 3 equivalent UK or international qualification in an appropriate subject.

For qualifications with a UCAS tariff value, we typically ask for at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

Appropriate Level 3 subjects include, but are not limited to, mathematics, further mathematics, physics, chemistry, construction, engineering, geology, environmental science, design and technology, statistics, computer science, electronics, computing and geography.

Interviews
You may be required to attend an interview. The purpose of the interview is to help us tailor your offer to your individual circumstances to ensure that you join the course that is right for you. The interview process also enables us to consider applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and those with non-traditional qualifications, including individuals who may be returning to study after a period of employment.

During your visit you will be offered a tour of our fantastic campus and excellent laboratory and teaching facilities, and an opportunity to meet our staff. You will learn much more about your course and the range of scholarships, bursaries and grants you may be eligible to receive.

We strongly encourage you to attend an interview but we can still consider your application based on its merits if you are unable to attend.

English language requirement
Entry to this programme requires you to have a good command of spoken and written English. An example of an acceptable qualification is GCSE English language at grade C.

Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet the minimum English language requirement.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year

More full-time details

Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800

Contact details

Further information