Course Information


Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering in Civil Engineering (HLA)

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–22:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 42
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 546
Fee: FREE
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Paul.McCusker@swc.ac.uk

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.

Additional Information

This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (ICE, IStructE, CIHT, IHE)

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: 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.
  • 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.

    Career Opportunities

  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Entry Requirements

    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.