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The University of Wolverhampton

HNDConstruction and The Built Environment

Why choose this course?

The HND Construction and Built Environment course is intended as a vocational qualification within the construction industry. It satisfies the educational base for becoming an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS) or Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) once requisite employment experience has been gained post HND qualification.

In addition, it provides a progression route onto professionally accredited courses within the Department including the BSc (Hons) degrees of Building Surveying, Construction Management, Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying and Quantity Surveying.

The construction and built environment industry is the UK’s largest industry,employing circa 2.35 million people and accounting for typically 8% of UK GDP. The construction industry is responsible for the design, management and construction of spanning the following areas;

• Infrastructure – roads, rail, airports, power stations

• Residential - public and private housing, including repair and maintenance

• Non-domestic buildings - schools, colleges, hospitals, offices, retail, factories, warehouses.

The aim of this course is to develop students with a technical understanding of the civil engineering industry including the application of proven techniques and theories for the solution of real life problems. Thus the course will;

· address industry’s demand for technicians who can integrate the principles and applications of construction, and apply them to construction projects, in a technical context.

· enable students to advance their existing careers in construction to a higher level which requires the exercise of technical professional judgement, and the ability to make decisions that reflect an accountable and ethical outlook.

· equip students with a technical understanding of the fundamentals of construction technology, construction law, construction procurement and contracts, environmental and sustainable issues, modern methods of construction and construction project management.

· provide a broadly based education in construction and built environment, allowing scope for continued development into a wide range of disciplines within construction related areas including areas of design (building surveying, architecture), costs and finance (quantity surveying) and project delivery (construction management).

What happens on the course?

The HND Construction and Built Environment has been designed to cater for a range of students from school leavers who wish to pursue a career in construction to existing construction practitioners and trainees who want to further their professional development and career skills within the industry.

The Built Environment Team, at the University of Wolverhampton, engage closely with the students and have extensive industry experience and links to local and regional employers. This enables the staff and students to get to know each other well and to develop personal relationships which help with both study success and working with students to enhance their employability prospects. The Built Environment Team have a proven record in placing students on completion of their studies and ensuring that progression to a higher qualification is seen by students as a seamless process.

Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics and experienced professionals. Students are therefore exposed to a sound theoretical base coupled with numerous practical examples and exercises.

The Built Environment Team has excellent links with recognised professional bodies, namely the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Building and Quantity Surveyors International (QSi) who all regularly hold events at the University to which students can attend to network with construction professionals.

Students are actively encouraged to become student members of these professional bodies at the start of their studies and utilise the professional resources available as a result. Upon completion of the course students can apply to become associate members of the RICS, CIOB or QSi when appropriate employment experience has been gained and the specific application process of the institution has been met.

Why Wolverhampton?

The HND Construction and Built Environment has been designed to cater for a range of students from school leavers who wish to pursue a career in construction to existing construction practitioners and trainees who want to further their professional development and career skills within the industry.

The Built Environment Team, at the University of Wolverhampton, engage closely with the students and have extensive industry experience and links to local and regional employers. This enables the staff and students to get to know each other well and to develop personal relationships which help with both study success and working with students to enhance their employability prospects. The Built Environment Team have a proven record in placing students on completion of their studies and ensuring that progression to a higher qualification is seen by students as a seamless process.

Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics and experienced professionals. Students are therefore exposed to a sound theoretical base coupled with numerous practical examples and exercises.

The Built Environment Team has excellent links with recognised professional bodies, namely the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Building and Quantity Surveyors International (QSi) who all regularly hold events at the University to which students can attend to network with construction professionals.

Students are actively encouraged to become student members of these professional bodies at the start of their studies and utilise the professional resources available as a result. Upon completion of the course students can apply to become associate members of the RICS, CIOB or QSi when appropriate employment experience has been gained and the specific application process of the institution has been met.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence. Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

Career path

Construction industry technicians are employed by contractors and their supply chain partners as well as commissioning client organisations such as commercial clients, local authorities, public bodies and government departments concerned with the Built Environment provision. Additional opportunities exist within related companies such as cost consultants and project management organisations. Students may also have the exciting opportunity to work on national and international infrastructure projects.

Successful completion of the HND in Construction and Built Environment provides the opportunity for progression with advanced entry onto the BSc (Hons) awards including Building Surveying, Construction Management, Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying and Quantity Surveying, subject to accrediting body guidelines.

These could then lead to initially associated member status of the RICS or CIOB and later in your career to Chartered Surveyor or Chartered Builder status.

What skills will you gain?

  1. Describe and discuss the nature of the roles, responsibilities and interactions of the building process, its design and delivery using and specialist/multi disciplinary teams and demonstrate understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of construction.
  1. Be fully conversant with the four main aspects of construction projects, namely Design Procedures, Technology, Procurement and Contracts and Professional Practice.
  1. Demonstrate a range of key skills required on construction projects namely communication, numeracy, IT, working with others, improving own learning and performance, and problem solving.
  1. Evaluate, interpret and synthesise data and apply knowledge in the development of creative and innovative solutions related to construction projects.

Who accredits this course?

The course is operated under licence to Edexcel. It is designed to meet the educational base for associate members of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A-Level minimum of C or EE.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma requires candidates to accumulate 60 credits, at least 45 of which are at Level 3.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £8,250 £11,700
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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