City College Plymouth

HNC 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
    • CCFD101 Mathematics 1

      This module develops basic mathematical and statistical methods for students with an interest in construction and civil engineering.

    • CCFD115 Introduction to CAD and ICT

      A practical Introduction into CAD in the Design Process, Using industry standard software for producing 2D detail and assembly drawings. Learners will be encouraged to build upon any existing 2D drawing skills when building their portfolio.

    • CCFD116 Construction Materials

      This module explores the principles and properties of a range of construction materials.

    • CCFD117B Professional Practice

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for relevant employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles.

    • CEFD114 Mathematics 2

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

    • CEFD115 Civil Engineering Construction

      To develop learners' understanding of the processes used in a range of civil engineering activities.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CCFD104 Site Surveying

      This module provides a basic introduction to surveying techniques and the methods used to set out and control construction works.

    • CEFD113 Structural Analysis and Design 1

      The purpose of this module is to enable learners to evaluate structural concepts and develop the ability to analyse structures and produce designs of structural elements in accordance with relevant British and European Codes of Practice.

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

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

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