Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Sustainable Construction

Ulster University

Level 5


This course is designed to prepare you for a career in Construction Engineering through gaining cutting edge technical skills and knowledge necessary for the modern Construction Industry. It will provide you with specific practical and professional skills, analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communications. The course aims to leave you equally prepared to progress to complete your Honours Degree, to directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee, or to start your own business.


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Additional Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

During the course you will have the opportunity to study: Sustainable Construction 1; Construction Surveying: Digital Surveying; Emerging Technologies & CADD 1; Environmental Science & Materials; Mathematics & Structures: Emerging Technologies & CADD 2; Measurement & Construction Economics; Building Services and Renewable Energy; Sustainable Construction 2; Construction Site Management; Maintenance & Adaptation; Law & Construction Contract; Measurement & Costing; and Supervised Work Based Learning. Modules are subject to change under revalidation. The programme involves construction site visits, guest speakers, specialist workshops and field surveys using Drone and GPS/GIS technology. The course of study includes a 6 month industrial placement giving you the opportunity to develop your professional skills.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be carried out via a variety of assessment methods. These will include: coursework assignments and end of module examinations as well as group activities and professional presentations. You will also be assessed in the workplace as part of your industrial placement.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you may progress to Year 2 of the Honours Degree in Construction Engineering and Management with exemption from the placement year at Ulster University. You can, therefore, complete an Honours Degree within the same length of time as a Learners who enrols directly to the university at the beginning of Year 1. You may also transfer to other universities to complete your degree or undertake employment in the construction industry.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 48 UCAS points (120 in old UCAS points); GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or approved equivalent. In the event of over subscription, entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.

Further Information

Tuition Fees Part-Time - £250 per module which includes your Ulster University fee. Full-Time £2600 which includes your Ulster University fee. Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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