This course aims to give you knowledge and understanding of aspects of civil engineering to develop your career within the construction profession. You will develop your capabilities for investigation, analysis and design in the context of a dynamic global environment where complexity of factors such as sustainability and environmental impact has a significant impact on engineering processes. You will demonstrate self-direction and originality in dealing with complex open-ended non-conventional problems and undertake critical analysis to provide substantive conclusions in the Civil Engineering field in a manner associated with that of being a professional engineer.
The course is designed and delivered by professionals who have extensive research and industrial experience and is designed to meet professional body requirements.
The teaching staff who will be delivering the course have proven expertise in sustainable construction materials, sustainable transport, integrated transport systems, environmental management, structural performance and urban pollution.
Graduates from the course will have employment opportunities under a variety of civil engineering related disciplines.
These opportunities will arise from consultancies, government agencies, local government, contractors, financial institutions, developers.
International graduates will have employment opportunities in similar governmental authorities and civil engineering companies within their respective countries. They will also have the opportunities to work on Donor community funded project in their respective countries.
Graduates from the PGCert can progress to the MSc programme if they achieve a satisfactory performance (e.g. C grade)
At the end of this course you, the student will be able to:
For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme
An honours degree in a Civil Engineering discipline or equivalent is normally required.
Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview.
Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.
Minimum English competency is the standard Postgraduate entry: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
|Full time||£3,400||- *|
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
|Full time||£3,334||- *|
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.
* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.