City College Plymouth

FdSc Civil Engineering

A friendly, supportive higher education community is what we’re all about. Small classes. Personal tuition. Dedicated and enthusiastic tutors and lecturers delivering courses designed with employers. And it’s all in partnership with Plymouth University. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CITY1077 Engineering Mathematics

      To develop the student's mathematical ability and to apply principles to the solution of engineering problems and to make use of mathematical computer based packages

    • CITY1085 Materials

    • CITY1086 ICT and Design

    • CITY1088 Construction and Civil Engineering Management

    • CITY1089 Structural Analysis & Design 1

    • CITY1090 Civil Engineering Construction

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CCFD215 Research Project

      To develop research skills into the design, construction and analysis of construction or civil engineering activities and the presentation of an account of work in written and oral form.

    • CEFD202 Fluid Technology

      The module introduces the basic principles of hydraulics and the common civil engineering applications of fluid flow in pipes.

    • CEFD203 Civil Engineering Surveying Procedures

      This module build upon the basic surveying processes from Module CCFD104 Site Surveying to develop the skills needed by a Civil Engineer to manage and control complex earthmoving projects.

    • CEFD204 Geotechnics

      The module introduces students to the range of sub surface materials, their formation, description, basic properties and provides the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the applications of geotechnics to design and construction. The emphasis of the course is on the geotechnical design.

    • CEFD205 Mathematics 3

      This module develops the mathematical concepts introduced in Mathematics (1+2) and moves on to cover more complex concepts more related to Civil Engineering.

    • CEFD206 Structural Analysis and Design 2

      The module identifies the behaviour of statically indeterminate structures and the application of different methods of analysis. It introduces the basic principles of torsion and the collapse analysis of structures. It will develop a wider understanding of loading applications and design procedures, applying these to more complex structures. The ability to produce competent and economic designs in accordance with current Codes of Practice and Building Regulations will be developed.

    • CEFD215 Civil Engineering Construction Management and Applications

      This module investigates the processes of management, the methods of procuring construction works and introduces the learners to the management processes used in the construction industry.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from Plymouth University, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.

Find out more about studying at City College Plymouth