The HND Civil Engineering course is intended as a vocational qualification within the Civil Engineering industry. It more than satisfies the educational base for becoming a Professional Engineering Technician. In addition, it provides a progression route onto the BSc (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering degree course which is professionally accredited as meeting the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
- address industry’s demand for technicians who can integrate the principles and applications of civil engineering, and apply them to infrastructure and construction projects, in a technical context.
- enable students to advance their existing careers in civil engineering to a higher level which requires the exercise of judgement, and the ability to make decisions that reflect a responsible and ethical outlook.
- furnish students with a technical understanding of the fundamentals of geotechnics leading to some simplified analysis and design, the principles of structural design, including material properties, an understanding of fluid flows, a practical understanding of current surveying techniques, as well as transportation and sustainability issues.
- provide a broadly based education in civil engineering, allowing scope for continued development into a wide range of disciplines within the civil engineering and construction related areas.