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Civil Engineering (Top-up)

Civil Engineering (Top-up)
BEng Tech (Hons)

 
 

Course overview

This top-up degree is ideal if you are qualified to QCF Level 5 in a civil engineering-related subject and you wish to enhance your career prospects. Eligible qualifications include Higher National Diplomas and foundation degrees.

This top-up degree may be used as a stepping stone to master’s degree-level study.

 

Course details

You study the core topics of hydraulics, geotechnics, structures and management. These topics, combined with your individual project, help you develop a range of skills relevant to your profession.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Construction Management and Employment Skills

You will gain an understanding of construction management techniques relevant to the construction industry with regards to estimating, cost and time control, quality issues and health & safety. You will also learn how these principles may be applied to the management of construction projects within project modules. Guest speakers from industry are invited to help ensure current good practice is included in the delivery of the module.

Formal lectures will be supported by student seminars/project work and online quizzes as appropriate in order to provide formative feedback. The module is assessed by one end examination.

Design of Concrete Structures

This module develops your knowledge of engineering properties of concrete, analysis and design concepts and procedures used in structural design. You gain the analysis and design knowledge required to design common structural elements and building frames using reinforced concrete to the appropriate national and European structural design standards. You use case study examples to gain the skills and understanding to develop effective and economic designs. We emphasise manual analysis techniques to determine the values required for subsequent design procedures. Your designs of the structural elements will fully comply with the appropriate current standards. The module is assessed by a combination of an in-course assessment and exam.

Group Design

This module provides you with the opportunity to work in a team to solve a complex engineering design and implementation problem related to your chosen BEng Tech pathway. It gives you an understanding of your knowledge and limitations, and the importance of bringing in and working with people with a different knowledge base and skill set. Working in a team enables problems to be successfully resolved which would not have been possible within a single individual. This module develops a consolidated set of employability skills in project management, presentation of work, research and commercial awareness to support complex problem solving in a technical context and enhance the awareness of professional issues such as health, safety, environment and ethics in the workplace.

A problem-based learning approach is adopted and, where appropriate, supporting lectures and seminars are delivered to include technical knowledge or skills development.

Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems

This module provides you with an understanding of the properties of water at rest and in motion. You investigate problems related to storing water in bulk and to its conveyance in known quantities through pipelines, rivers and open channels. You consider the natural water cycle (hydrological cycle) and how we have interacted with it to produce the hydrosocial cycle for our own use and benefit. Rainfall is a major component of the hydrological cycle. This module gives an insight into rainfall types, losses and runoff. You also consider water and wastewater treatment. Module content is delivered through lectures supported by tutorial and laboratory sessions. The module is assessed by a technical report and exam.

Project (BEng Tech)

This module advances the development of your independent learning skills by allowing you to investigate an area of engineering for an extended period. You are given training in writing technical reports for knowledgeable readers and you produce a report or dissertation of the work covered. You also give an oral presentation, a poster presentation or both. The topic can be in the form of a research project or a design project. You develop key skills in research, knowledge application and creation through keynote lectures where appropriate and self-managed independent study. You are supported through regular tutorial sessions and project supervision meetings.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

The programme comprises 120 credits accumulated from classroom-based modules, laboratory-based modules, a Group Design Project and an Individual Engineering Project.

You learn through lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, projects and examinations. Self-directed learning time is used to review lecture notes, prepare course work assignments, work on projects and revise for examinations.

The Group Design module involves a one-week block delivery period (Monday – Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm). This is an intensive problem-solving session designed to enhance team-working and provide you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems.

How you are assessed

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including examination and in-course assessment as well as group work and verbal or poster presentations.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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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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Employability

Career opportunities

Typical roles include construction project management, building or civil engineering for contractors or consultants, architectural practices, local authorities or government agencies.

If you successfully complete this degree with at least 2.2 honours you can apply for one of several MSc programmes for further study including, for example, MSc Project Management and MSc Energy and Environmental Management.

Please note, this top-up degree would not be eligible for progression to our accredited postgraduate MSc Civil and Structural Engineering degree. If you're intending to study this postgraduate course then you must first complete our accredited BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree and obtain at least a 2.1 honours degree. A 2.2 classification can also be considered if suitable working experience can be evidenced

 

Information for international applicants

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Full-time

Entry to 2020/21 academic year

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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Part-time

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£4,500 (120 credits)

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