Course Information


Ulster University Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 20
Total Hours: 600
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 17
Course Coordinator: Richard.Dougan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)
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: Stephen.Moss@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Monday
Time: 09:00–22:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 42
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 546
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: Stephen.Moss@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–18:30
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 20
Total Hours: 600
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Aisling.McCallan@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2021
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00–22:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 42
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 546
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Aisling.McCallan@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 16 September 2021
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00–22:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 42
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 546
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: Richard.Dougan@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in Construction Engineering and Surveying - building, land and quantity surveying, 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. 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

The course modules form a broad basis for Construction Engineering. Modules include CADD, BIM basics, measurement, law, project management and surveying. These modules will be enhanced by supplementary modules in mathematics, materials and comfort. A Group project will form an integral part of the assessment, where students will take a chosen project from inception through to completion. 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: 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 Foundation Degree offers a wide range of modules including law, CAD, Site Management and Surveying. These modules equip students for careers in site engineering, project management, site surveying and Architectural Design. This Foundation Degree gives students a broad insight into many job roles within the Construction industry.

    Core Modules

    During the course you will have the opportunity to study:

  • Construction Technology 1
  • Mathematics
  • 2D CADD
  • Surveying Technology
  • Materials and Comfort
  • BIM Basics
  • Structures
  • Introduction to Construction Measurement
  • Work Based Learning
  • Law & Contract
  • Maintenance & Adaptation
  • Site Management
  • Construction Economics
  • Project Development
  • Construction Technology 2
  • Modules are subject to change under revalidation. The programme also involves construction site visits, guest speakers, specialist workshops and field surveys using Drone and GPS/GIS technologies. The course of study also includes a work-based learning module giving you the opportunity to develop your professional skills in the workplace.

    Optional Modules

    All modules are mandatory

    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 this course and depending on performance, students can apply for entry to Year 2 of the following Ulster University Honours degree programmes:

  • BSc Hons Construction Engineering & Management
  • BSc Hons Building Surveying
  • Students who achieve the required entry criteria may also apply to the following South West College Top Up course (1 year full time, 2 year part time)
  • The Open University BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering and Management.
  • Entry Requirements

    Minimum 48 UCAS points (120 in old UCAS points); GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or University-approved equivalent. In the event of over subscription, entry criteria maybe enhanced. 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.