Course Information

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

Ulster University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 15 September 2020
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
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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

Work Placement is an integral part of this course, providing students with on-the-job training that provides valuable employability skills for their future career. Upon successful interview, you will be placed with a company for four days a week while attending college one day a week for the duration of this course.

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

    o The core subjects forming a basis for civil engineering will be covered. These include structural mechanics, soil mechanics, fluid mechanics and highway engineering. These core modules will be enhanced by supplementary modules in mathematics, materials, surveying, measurement, 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 Civil Engineering project module in Year 1.

    Core Modules

  • Infrastructure Engineering Practice and Design
  • Surveying 1
  • Mathematics and Structures
  • Environmental Science and Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources
  • IT and Professional Development
  • CAD for Civil Engineers
  • Highway and Transportation Engineering
  • Work-based Learning
  • Introductory Geology and Soil Mechanics
  • Digital Surveying
  • Infrastructure Engineering Practice and Design 2
  • Business Management, Law and Engineering Contract
  • Environmental Engineering Project
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Optional Modules

    Civil Engineering Technology & Materials_x000D_ Geology & Soil Mechanics_x000D_ Surveying for Civil Engineers_x000D_ Mathematics & Structures_x000D_ 2D & 3D CAD for Civil Engineers_x000D_ Civil Engineering Project & Professional Development_x000D_ Work-based Learning_x000D_ Infrastructure & Engineering Design _x000D_ Civil Engineering Management & Measurement_x000D_ Fluid Mechanics & Water Engineering_x000D_ Further Mathematics for Civil Engineers_x000D_

    Assessment Method

    Controlled assessment Students complete one controlled assessment task from a choice of two. Teachers mark the task and CCEA moderate the results. Weighting = 25%

    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 for PT and HLAAS / A Level / BTEC qualifications or approved equivalent in STEM related subjects, GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or University-approved equivalent.

  • Mature Learners will be assessed on an individual basis. Refer to general entry requirements.