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HND in Civil Engineering

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length2 Years
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing10-09-2018
  5. Annual Fee£5950

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  • HE
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The Details

The Higher National Diploma is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and national occupational standards where appropriate, with a strong work-related emphasis.

Students will gain both a practical and theoretical understanding of the scientific, mathematical and design principles that will help them progress to professional and management roles in the industry. The following modules will be studied throughout the course:

Core modules:

  • Analytical methods
  • Civil engineering construction (A)
  • Geology and soils
  • Communication and research
  • Personal development
  • Project
  • Safety in construction
  • Science and materials
  • Structural analysis and design

    Optional modules:
  • Civil engineering management
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Fluids and hydraulics
  • Site surveying procedures
  • Tendering and estimating
  • Transportation
  • Refurbishment, Maintenance and adaptation

    Other Important Info

  • Typical lessons will involve research-based activities, individual and group projects, practical exercises and presentations
  • You will be taught in small groups rather than as part of a large lecture audience
  • Students will usually wish to purchase textbooks although there are extensive library and online resources available
  • Ceremony costs apply for those wishing to attend the graduation
  • This programme is validated by the University of Kent
  • When applying for UCAS you will need the following codes for your application: UCAS code H200 and MidKent College's Institution code M87

    Future Prospects

    Successful completion could lead to employment as a technician or in a middle management/ professional role within the civil engineering, structural design, highway maintenance, local authority or utility industries.

    Some choose to continue onto the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering top-up degree.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need one of the following:

  • 80 UCAS points (under the new tariff) from A-levels (including a minimum C grade in maths)
  • BTEC National Certificate (minimum MMM grade)
  • Extended Diploma (minimum MMM grade)
  • GNVQ (Advanced) in a relevant discipline
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma

    Admissions test for Maths and English.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Karen Aspinall

      I chose MidKent College because it is local to me with a good reputation. I am a building officer and have other qualifications but never got around to the HNC which is why I wanted to do this course. This will help me with my current job for UK Power Networks and also if I wanted to move on if circumstances ever changed, it will give me a ...