HND Top-up Civil Engineering And The Built Environment

The HND programme will provide you with a more advanced understanding of civil engineering. You will study key areas, such as contract procedures, project management and project research.It is designed as a top-up from HNC Civil Engineering and enables you to study on a day-release.You will attend college on a day-release basis. You will also be expected to conduct additional independent study during your own time away from college to complete the programme.

Study Aims

The programme aims to provide you with a more advanced understanding of civil engineering. It is designed as a top-up from HNC Civil Engineering. It enables you to study on a day-release and evening mode to fit around your work commitments. This programme is affiliated with the Institution for Civil Engineers (ICE) and is an internationally recognised qualification, by most employers, for people working towards Incorporated Engineer status.

Modules Studied

Core Modules include:

  • Contractual Procedures
  • Project Management
  • Research Project
  • Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Health & Safety
  • Management Principles
  • Personal and Professional Development (Part of ICE Technician Course).

Times of Delivery

Your lessons will be timetabled on a Monday each week.

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

Each individual unit will use different teaching and learning strategies, depending upon the nature of the subject. The teaching and learning strategies will include a combination of different approaches, including:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Academic Tutorials
  • Site visits.

Industry Links

We have many strong links to provide you with opportunities to further your knowledge, such as guest speakers and visits to industry.


There are no formal work placement requirements, however, gaining experience in a real working environment will be encouraged.

Entry Criteria

You will hold the Higher National Certificate in Construction/Building Studies. This must be from the RQF pathway.

What are the next steps?

You will attend an interview with the course tutor. Please allow up to an hour for your interview as you may be required to carry out an assessment. Please bring with you any former qualifications (including Maths and English), National Insurance number and proof of ID.

 College Higher Education
 Published on 2023-08-26
 Deadline NA