HNC in Civil Engineering Studies (Part-time)



This part-time course is designed to help you build on your current employment with highly relevant, specialised studies that will prepare you for a range of careers in civil engineering or construction.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will study a range of units covering practical civil engineering skills and underlying theoretical and scientific concepts

Year 1:
Unit 2 – Construction Technology,
Unit 3 – Science & Materials,
Unit 4 – Construction Management & Practice,
Unit 8 – Mathematics for Construction,

Year 2:
Unit 1 – Individual Project,
Unit 6 – Construction Information,
Unit 7 – Surveying, Measuring & Setting out,
Unit 20 – Principles of Structural Design

Am I right for the course?

The course could be beneficial if you are looking to further your career within the industry, update your knowledge and develop your academic and professional skills.

For entry onto the HNC in Civil Engineering a candidate must be at least 18 years old and fulfil one of the following:
A Level 3 qualification in an industry related subject or two A levels in science or technology subjects.
In addition you will need GCSE passes in English and Maths (Higher paper). Other requirements are experience that can be identified and authenticated to give good prospects for successful course completion. Normal entry requirements are that applicants should be in appropriate employment or have been in appropriate employment during the last 2 years.

Candidates are assessed by a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, time constrained assessments and work based projects.

one day per week for two years from September to June.

No special equipment is necessary although a scale rule, scientific calculator and basic stationery will be beneficial. For site visits a pair of safety boots is advised. Hard hats and reflective safety clothing are provided for student use.

A team of professional lecturing staff many of whom have had considerable experience in the construction or civil engineering industry.

What Next?

With an HNC in Civil Engineering you could progress to our BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme as offered by UCSA – this is a joint venture between Oaklands College and the University of Hertfordshire. More information can be found at

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma in Construction can lead to progression on to the HNC in Construction or other Higher Education courses or alternatively into employment within the construction and property industry.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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