The two year course includes work experience in the second year. A three year course with industrial placement in the second year is also available.
You must hold a minimum of Grade C in GCSE Mathematics and English as part of the entry criteria.
The course structure has been approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) who all recognise the qualification as meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council.
You may pursue careers within the Public Sector, e.g. DRD Roads Service, Water Service, Local Council or Town Planning Services. Alternatively you may seek employment for private consultants, designers or contractors on a diverse range of construction projects. Former students have been very successful either articulating through to university or gaining employment with major companies. Some have also set up set up their own businesses in areas such as Surveying and Design.
Choosing a course of study within the Built Environment will enable you to embark on a diversity of career paths including:-
Architecture, Building Control, Surveying, Estate Management, Structural Engineering and Town and Country Planning. Having completed the course of study, you will be in a position to continue to develop your career by undertaking professional exams to become a Chartered Engineer, Architect, Builder or Quantity Surveyor.