Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering in Civil  Engineering

Ulster University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 20
Total Hours: 600
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2021
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00–22:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 42
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 546
Fee: 1250
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator:


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. *Part-time course fee is calculated at £250 per 20 credit module. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.

Additional Information

This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (ICE, IStructE, CIHT, IHE) Fees are payable annually.

Terms & Conditions

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.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    This course contains all the core modules associated with Civil Engineering, including Structural Mechanics, Geotechnics, Hydraulics and Road Design. Surveying, CAD and Technology will also be covered.

    Core Modules

  • Civil Engineering Technology & Materials
  • Geology & Soil Mechanics
  • Surveying for Civil Engineers
  • Mathematics & Structures
  • 2D & 3D CAD for Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Project & Professional
  • Development Work-based Learning
  • Infrastructure & Engineering Design
  • Civil Engineering Management & Measurement
  • Fluid Mechanics & Water Engineering
  • Further Mathematics for Civil Engineers
  • Optional Modules

    All modules are mandatory.

    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 Honours Degree in Civil Engineering or BSc Honours Civil Engineering (Geoinformatics). Exemptions may also be given for entry onto the BSc Honours 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.

    Entry Requirements

    64 UCAS points (full-time) or 56 UCAS points (part-time) - AS /A Level/BTEC qualifications or approved equivalent, GSCE English and Maths at Grade C or University-approved equivalent. Applicants must hold an A Level pass in one of the following subject areas: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Geography, Applied Science or DA Science, Life and Health Science (single or double award), Technology (including Technology & Design, Design & Technology, Environmental Technology and Digital Technology). Alternative qualifications such as BTEC National awards in STEM subjects are also acceptable. Mature Learners will be assessed on an individual basis. Refer to general entry requirements.

    International Student 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.