Civil Engineering: HNC (Day Release)

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Day Release

2 Academic Years - 1 Day p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

This course is intended to provide students with the technical education requirements for the position of Technician Engineer.

The syllabus is broad-based to allow for future employment with Civil Engineering contractors, consulting engineers, local authorities or possible progression with their current employer

What you will learn

Civil Engineering:

  • Technology, Materials & Testing
  • Contract & Project Management
  • Specialisms
  • Graded Units


  • Site Surveying
  • Substructure
  • Technical Communication


  • Mechanics


  • Geotechnics
  • CAD
  • Highways
  • Mathematics

Entry requirements

  • Higher qualification in Maths or Physics - Grade C or above. OR
  • Technological Higher subject (Grade C or above) with National 5 Maths.¬† OR
  • Successful completion of NQ engineering/construction OR equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • Successful completion of Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL Higher (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ¬†here at the College.

Future prospects

An HNC in Civil Engineering can enable students to progress onto the part-time HND Civil Engineering at Glasgow Kelvin College.

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