Why should I choose this course?
- PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Get hands-on experience studying in our cutting-edge construction facilities
- FLEXIBLE LEARNING – Gain a Level 4 qualification studying part-time alongside your working commitments
- EXPERT TUITION – Learn from experienced lecturers with a wealth of knowledge from working in the construction industry, as well as leading guest speakers
- AWARD-WINNING UNIVERSITY – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
Students on our construction and engineering courses will learn in brand new real-world training environments under development at University College Birmingham. Our Centre for Sustainable Construction at the iconic James Cond building will offer state-of-the-art facilities specifically designed to develop skills that support employers and their supply chains, along with further new facilities at Camden House. These will include:
• Production line technology
• Industry 4.0 rigs
• Process manufacturing training equipment
• Renewable energy simulators
• Cyber physical system
• Mechatronics automation
• Fluid dynamics software
• MATLAB design software
• Enhanced IT facilities
Formerly a print works, this historic art deco building is the home of our Centre for Sustainable Construction.
Our refurbishment of Camden House will create a bespoke STEM education and training facility.
Topics you will study
- Pearson Set Individual Project Construction Technology
- Science and Materials
- Construction Practice and Management
- Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
- Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
- Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out
You will also study two optional modules (TBA).
The modules listed above for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up to date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules – if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.
A-levels: An A-level grade profile of DD.
T-levels: A T-level graded Pass with a core component profile less than C.
BTEC: A BTEC grade profile of PP. This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Apprenticeship: Achieve an advanced apprenticeship (Level 3).
Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff points will be required.
Access to Higher Education Diploma: 32 UCAS Tariff points.
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff-based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry.
GCSEs: You should also have a minimum grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics, or Functional Skills Level 2.
Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to University College Birmingham. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details, please contact Admissions.
Teaching and assessment
You will learn from experienced lecturers and industry professionals through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, ‘real-world’ simulations and guest lectures. You will also have the chance to use our state-of-the-art facilities.
Assessment occurs through a combination of assignments and activities, with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and higher-level skills. Many modules will require a practical demonstration of skills, while others will require you to carry out your own research and analysis, working independently or as part of a team.
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.
If you are a UK student or an EU student with settled/pre-settled status enrolling on a full-time HND in 2023/24, your fee for this academic year will be approximately £9,250 per each full year. UK students do not pay tuition fees for any placement periods.
An HNC is a part-time programme, and the fees would therefore be approximately £4,625 per full year of the programme.
Unibuddy Community - meet other students on your course
Starting university is an exciting time, but we understand that it can sometimes feel a little daunting. To support you, you will be invited to join our Unibuddy Community, where you can meet other students who have applied for the same course at University College Birmingham, before you start studying here.
As soon as you have been made an offer, you will be sent an invitation email to complete your registration and join the Unibuddy Community. For more information, check out our Unibuddy Community page.
Tilbury Douglas is delighted to be working in partnership with University College Birmingham on the development of the new sustainable construction courses. As an employer, it is vital that our employees can access robust, fit-for-purpose qualifications that will address the skills shortage and provide our future and existing workforce with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to demonstrate competency in their roles. We are passionate about recruiting and developing our own talent for the future, while ensuring we remain committed to sustainably delivering vital infrastructure to communities across the UK. This collaboration will help us to achieve this.
The example roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.
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Average Salary: £26,500
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Engineering and Construction at University College Birmingham
Discover more about our new construction and engineering courses and facilities, including our state-of-the-art Centre for Sustainable Construction at University College Birmingham.