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 the College, whilst Torbay itself has 2 miles of coastline and is a UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark, making an exceptional location to study coastal disciplines.
This course is delivered by a teaching team who are incredibly passionate about their respective subject areas, all of whom have a wealth of professional experience that spans a diverse range of projects, including work with the Environment Agency. You may also have the opportunity to utilise the College's Noss Marine Academy, an approved training centre for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and a member of the British Marine Federation (BMF). This makes it an excellent resource for studying aspects of the coastal environment, offering a more involved and alternative perspective of coastal engineering. Modules are assessed by a variety of different methods, including timed tests and reports based on real-life projects. You will develop into an independent and confident practitioner capable of adapting to future challenges in your career.
Ucas Code: 4H55
Award: FdSc / HNC awarded by Plymouth University
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
The HNC element of this course forms the first year of study, and is a separate qualification. Upon completion of the HNC you may progress to the FdSc Civil and Coastal Engineering at University Centre South Devon (UCSD). Upon completion of the Foundation Degree you may progress to our new BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering here at UCSD. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, you could consider immediately progressing into the industry as a technician or junior engineer in sectors such as surveying, contracting, design and coastal, civil and structural engineering.
"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
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