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Overview

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

During the course, students will be introduced to key principles in the fields of numeracy, materials, mechanics, construction technology, and health and safety. As the course progresses, learning will focus on the more specialised areas of surveying, geotechnics, and structural analysis.

To aid learning and help build essential hands-on skills, some modules of the course are supported by practical work and field exercises. This strong emphasis on practical learning has meant the course has been able to maintain a high graduate success rate and offer enhanced career development. This course will develop your vocational skills, including research, analysis, planning and organisation, to supplement your proficiency.

Career Opportunities

As a part-time student you are generally expected to already be employed within the construction industry. 

The course's industry focus and practical emphasis is intended to develop your professionalism and maximise your employment opportunities. 

Upon completion of this course, students can go onto our Developing the Skills and Preparing for ICE Technician Membership professional short course.

Detailed Programme Facts

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 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 16 points minimum from either 6-unit or 3-unit awards
  • plus GCSE/O Level grade 4 (previously 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

TOEFL IBT;

  • Approx. Cost £170
  • Undergraduate 80 (min. 19 in each component)

 Pearson Versant;

  • Approx. Cost £40-50
  • Undergraduate 56 (51 in each component)

   IELTS Indicator

  • Approx. Cost $145
  • Undergraduate 6.0 (5.5 in each component)

Duolingo

  •  Approx. Cost $49/£40
  • Undergraduate Overall 100

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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