Course Overview

Civil engineers will play an integral role in the development of civil infrastructure in the coming years, drawing upon their knowledge to combat the issues presented by growing populations, increased urbanisation, climate change and severe weather events.

This foundation degree, which incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC), is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and ability to innovate and provide essential and sustainable infrastructure, including sea defences, flood protection, water treatment systems, roads, bridges and tunnels.

You will benefit from the exceptional facilities at UCSD, whilst Torbay itself has 2 miles of coastline and is a UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark, making an exceptional location to study coastal disciplines.

Level 4 (Year 1 for full-time students) develops the underpinning knowledge and principles associated with the construction industry.

Level 5 (Year 2 for full-time students) develops the foundations of understanding from Level 4 to support with the progression of more critical thinking skills.

The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.

The programme has close links with the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and you could gain student membership. This will benefits such as: money-saving discounts and offers from big brands and major retailers; the latest ICE news, knowledge updates and details of local events; access to over 130,000 library titles; a record of progress towards professional qualification online; an electronic record of personal CPD; up to date with Daily Fix news updates, a Weekly Wrap email, access to newcivilengineer.com and the app, plus monthly magazine in print or digital; watch online events and add to CPD; register as a mentor/mentee to progress individual career or support others; find self-help fact sheets and online information to help with personal life, work life and wellbeing; 24 hour telephone helpline – get confidential, expert advice on a vast range of topics from the ICE Benevolent Fund.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
4H55
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Qualification
Foundation Degree, Higher Apprenticeship, Higher National Certificate
Duration
2 years (full-time) 3 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2020 - June 2022 (full-time) September 2020 - June 2023 (part-time)
Fees

The full time fees for the academic year 2020-21 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2020 are £1400 per 20 credits.

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Testimonial

I enrolled at the University Centre South Devon for a couple of reasons; the location was great, but I also wanted a course that would help me succeed in my aim to become a project manager for a construction company. The course gave me a real insight into the industry, which has enhanced my career prospects.

Jess Lloyd
Jess Lloyd