Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Ulster University

Level 5

Description

This course is designed to prepare learners for a career in Civil Engineering and related industries at higher technician level. It will provide learners with specific practical and professional skills in analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communication. The course also aims to prepare learners to progress to Honours Degree level study or directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee.

Schedule

Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

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

The core subjects forming a basis for civil engineering will be covered in Year 1. These include structural mechanics, soil mechanics, fluid mechanics and highway engineering. These core modules will be enhanced by supplementary modules in mathematics, science and materials, IT, surveying, civil engineering design and CAD. All learners will have the opportunity to use digital surveying equipment and industry-standard software. Group projects form an integral part of the assessment for the Highways module in Year 1 and the Environmental Engineering project module in Year 2. The work-based learning module involves securing a work placement in the civil engineering industry.

Assessment Method

Learners will be assessed by coursework, examinations or a combination of both. Coursework assignments will include practical activities, laboratory experiments, live projects and group presentations. Learners will also be assessed in the workplace as part of the assessment for the Work-based Learning module.

Progression Opportunities

Graduates may (subject to performance) progress to BEng/MEng (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering or BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Geoinformatics). Exemptions may also be given for entry onto the BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering and Management. These programmes are offered at Ulster University, Jordanstown. Learners may take up employment in the private sector with civil engineering consultants, contractors or specialists or in the public sector in government departments.

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Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (120 in old UCAS points) - AS / A Level / BTEC qualifications or approved equivalent, GSCE English and Mathematics at Grade C or University approved equivalent. / *Mature Learners will be assessed on an individual basis. Refer to general entry requirements. International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Further Information

Students will be required to purchase steel toe-capped boots for the purpose of attending site visits. / 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. Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk 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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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2018
Day: Tuesday
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £0.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 25
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Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2018
Day: Tuesday
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £0.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 25
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Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2018
Day: Tuesday
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £0.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 25
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