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Civil Engineering HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

23rd Aug 2021, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    The HNC Civil Engineering programme delivered at City of Glasgow College is designed to give you an overview of the industry and covers a broad range of subjects.

    From the subjects you complete as part of the HNC programme, you may then be eligible to progress into 2nd year of a Civil Engineering HND or related degree course (direct entry into 2nd year at some universities based on an A in the graded unit) after which you can choose what area within civil engineering you wish to specialise in, from a range of specialisms such as structures, environmental, and transportation to name a few. Choosing your own path means you can do the job you enjoy, but it also allows employers to mold you from a good grounding knowledge of Civil Engineering into an area that is in demand from industry.

    The world-class facilities at the City of Glasgow College will allow you to reach your potential by complementing theory with practical.

    You’ll be taught by staff with significant construction industry experience and a proven track record for bringing out the best in students.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • 2 Highers at Grade C or above in appropriate subjects including Mathematics or a Science subject; OR
    • National Certificate in Civil Engineering at SCQF level 6; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    • Mathematics.
    • Geotechnics.
    • Site Surveying.
    • Material testing.
    • Substructures.
    • CAD Contract and Project Management.
    • Communication Skills.
    • Health and Safety. 
    • Structural Mechanics and Analysis.

    After the course


    Employment in the industry.

    Continuing Study

    On successful completion of your HNC, you will have the option to apply to the 2nd year of an HND course or to join a degree programme at University.

    You may be eligible to join 2nd year of an honours degree at University based on doing well and getting an A during the HNC year.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      23rd Aug 2021, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome