The HND Civil Engineering course is intended as a vocational qualification within the Civil Engineering industry. It more than satisfies the educational base for becoming a Professional Engineering Technician. In addition, it provides a progression route onto the BSc (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering degree course which is professionally accredited as meeting the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
The civil engineering industry is responsible for the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects such as dams, reservoirs, transport projects, bridges, major buildings, flood defences, water supply, sewage treatment, harbours and sea defences.
The HND Civil Engineering course is intended as a vocational qualification within the Civil Engineering industry.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:
The HND Civil Engineering course has been designed to cater for both school leavers and practitioners and trainees who want to further their professional development within the industry.
The civil engineering staff, at the University of Wolverhampton, engage closely with the students. This enables the staff and students to get to know each other well and to develop personal relationships which help with both studying and dealing with emotional and professional development.
Graduates of the course can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering degree.
Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics and experienced professionals. Students are exposed to a sound theoretical base coupled with numerous practical examples and exercises.
The civil engineering section has excellent links with local civil engineering companies as well as the local branches of the professional bodies, namely the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers. Students are actively encouraged to become student members of the ICE and IStructE. The course enables students to prepare the necessary documentation needed to become a registered engineering technician. Note that a technician professional review will still be required.
The HND Civil Engineering course has been designed for school leavers, college graduates and trainees who want to further their professional development within the engineering industry. The experienced course team has run the course for a number of years, constantly adapting the course to meet the changing theoretical and practical skills required for modern Engineering Technicians.
Graduates of the course can enter the final year of a number of Civil Engineering degree courses.
Lecturers on this course are a mixture of respected academics and experienced professionals in their own right, making this a rich and practical learning experience. Students are exposed to a sound theoretical base coupled with numerous practical exercises.
The civil engineering section has excellent links with local civil engineering companies as well as the local branches of the professional bodies, namely the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.
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Civil engineering technicians are employed by contractors and consulting engineers, and in mainstream organisations such as local authorities, public bodies and government departments concerned with the Built Environment.
You may also have the exciting opportunity to work on national and international infrastructure projects.
Successful completion of the HND in Civil Engineering provides the opportunity for you to progress with advanced entry onto the BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering.
These could then lead to Incorporated or Chartered Civil Engineer status.
Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. The course is operated under licence to Edexcel. It is designed to meet the educational base for Technician Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. This qualification is approved as:
1. approved as fully satisfying the educational base for an Engineering Technician (EngTech).
2. approved as partially satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for IEng.
See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for IEng.
Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for English: Functional Skills Level 2 English and OCN Access to HE Core English (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English)
Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for Mathematics: Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and OCN Access to HE Core Mathematics (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics)
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
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 2019/0. 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.