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Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying

Course Code: C5110
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 17 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19
Time: 09:00-16:30

Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying is a two year, full time course.  Validated by Ulster University, this course is designed for students who are interested in a career in the construction industry and require a foundation degree  to enhance employment prospects and/or to progress to higher academic study. The course focuses on the principles and technical aspects of building design and construction and includes a six-month work placement in the second year of the course. A wide range of careers could be available upon successful completion, including work in Construction Management, Site Engineering, Land, Building and Quantity Surveying disciplines. Subject areas covered throughout the course include: Construction Technology; Surveying Technology; BIM & CAD; Maths & Structures; Law and Contracts; Construction Measurement; Site Management; Building Maintenance & Adaptation and Project Development.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Depending on successful completion and grade achieved, progression is by articulation to the second year of Ulster University’s BSc Construction Engineering and Management or BSc Building Surveying with a further two years of study required.  Alternatively you can undertake further study for a degree in another construction-related discipline or progress to employment within the construction industry.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the programme are:
1. A minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points to include at least one science / technical subject at Grade D or above at GCE A Level, together with a minimum of five passes at GCSE Grade C or above, which must include GCSE English Language and Mathematics grade C or University-approved equivalent.
2. A BTEC National Diploma in Construction with good standing including distinctions and merits in most units.
3. Good performance in an approved Access to HE Diploma course.
4. Alternative qualifications deemed to be appropriate by the University.
5. Evidence of an ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.


Tuition Fee


Course fees relate to year one of this two –year course.

Over and above the tuition fees, you may incur extra costs associated with your studies, which you will need to plan for. As part of your studies the college will arrange and facilitate site visits and study trips.  Where possible the Department will seek to subsidise costs; however, there will be a contribution from the students of approximately £25 per year.   

For Mathematics & Structures and Environmental Science & Materials a scientific calculator will be required (approximately £12).   

You may also choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software.  Computer Aided Design software used on the course is available as free student copies from supplies websites.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Patrick Warde, tel: 028 9026 5382 or email: [email protected]