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This course is designed to equip you with the values, knowledge and practical skills that employers in the civil engineering industry require. You will develop your understanding of the professional areas within the civil engineering profession.


The course includes both theory and practical based work that will give you an opportunity to experience work on site and help you learn to take responsibility for your contribution within a team working on a project. You will also learn how to think and research independently and apply that to the workplace. You will gain the skills and understanding to develop and deliver economic designs and understand how emerging technologies are affecting the design and production phases of civil engineering projects.

Key Areas

  • Construction practice and management
  • Construction technology
  • Science & materials
  • Construction information (drawings)
  • Surveying, measuring and setting out
  • Mathematics for construction
  • Individual project
  • Structural design

Entry Criteria

You will need to be aged 18 years or over on or before 31 August of the academic year the course commences. You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications:

  • Two A-levels
  • One A-level plus an AS Level pass in an appropriate subject
  • BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • BTEC National Certificate
  • Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education
  • A recognised (Kite marked) Access course
  • Other relevant international qualifications

Alternatively, if you have significant relevant work experience or other professional qualifications you may be eligible for the course. Contact the college and we can arrange for you to attend an open day to discuss your experience and suitability for the course.

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What Next

You can seek employment in the industry, progress to a civil engineering degree, or seek Incorporated or Chartered Civil Engineering status.

Course options

  • 2018/19 Part Time Day


    South & City College Birmingham


    Bournville Campus

    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Part Time Day


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    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    - September | 2018/19 £2,750 18 Month(s) -
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