24 months
4625 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Solent University’s practical HNC Civil Engineering programme will help prepare you for a range of higher technician roles. 


The HNC Civil Engineering programme at Solent University is delivered with flexibility at its core, making it easy to fit around your current employment.

Solent’s industry-focused civil engineering HNC helps build upon existing skills to prepare students for a higher technician role within the civil engineering sector.

What Does This Course Lead To?

  • The nature of this course means that the majority of students are already in employment. 
  • Completion of the course holds the potential for future career advancement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Materials and Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Construction Technology 
  • Civil Engineering Surveying
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Management of Civil Engineering Projects 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • plus 4 GCSE/O Level grade C or above to include English and Maths
  • or BTEC/Edexcel Advanced GNVQ
  • or National Certificate Diploma in a Building/Construction related discipline
  • or relevant Access course
  • or other qualifications which are considered to be equivalent of the above.
  • Applications from mature students and non-standard applicants may also be considered - contact admissions for further information by emailing
  • Applications are welcomed from students who do not have the academic qualifications listed above but may be admitted on the basis of relevant experience rather than standard qualifications.
  • Progression to a Pearson Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification is not automatically available after completion of this Higher National Certificate (HNC) course.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4625 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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