Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services, Construction, Civil Engineering or Surveying), HNC
Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services, Construction, Civil Engineering or Surveying), HNC
Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services, Construction, Civil Engineering or Surveying), HNC
Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services, Construction, Civil Engineering or Surveying), HNC

These courses have been designed for students who are looking for a university-level and professional-standard technical education in engineering, with three specialist pathways in Building Services, Engineering, Construction or Surveying.

Regardless of the pathway, though, you’ll benefit from the UCW approach of combining academic study in areas including materials, design, mathematics, modelling, mechanics, surveying and project management with practical learning through site visits and field trips.

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Duration:
Part-time: 1 day a week for 2 years to complete the HNC and 1 day a week for a further 2 years to complete the HND.
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
South West Skills Campus and Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: Pearson
Course: N/A
Campus: N/A
Course fees:
£3,750 per year (part-time)
Additional information about this course:
Please apply for these courses by contacting our admissions team on admissions@ucw.ac.uk.

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The courses have been developed with institutions including the Royal Academy of Engineering to meet the requirements of professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Building.

Higher National Certificates are BTEC qualifications at Level 4. The HNC BTEC qualifications at UCW are awarded by Pearson, one of the world’s leading learning companies.

The academic elements of these courses are taught in the bespoke laboratories and workshops at the recently-redeveloped South West Skills Campus in Weston.

Please click on the next tab to find out more about the programme pathways, what you’ll learn and how you’ll be assessed. The information below relates to what is and isn’t covered by UCW’s tuition fees.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the course leader David LeFeuvre or UCW’s HEART student services team. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

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These vocational courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers and combine the study of core engineering principles with practical, hands-on learning.

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Bakr Al-Azzawi
Lecturer - Civil Engineering

Background: -Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering / 1999. -Master’s degree in structural engineering/ 2002. -PhD degree in engineering/ 2018. I am working as a lecturer in civil engineering in the BACE faculty. I am an individual that strives to achieve to the best of my abilities at all times. I had my PhD degree in engineering from Cardiff University in 2018. My study was about the fatigue of reinforced concrete beams retrofitted with ultra-high-performance fibre- reinforced concrete. Experiences: I have a deep knowledge and experience in: - Construction of reinforced concrete structures. - A good experience in the construction of steel structures. - Different concrete testing. - A very good experience in surveying sector (setting out and topography).
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Francis Ekechukwu
Lecturer – Civil Engineering

Francis is a registered engineer with The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN and a graduate member of the institution of civil engineers, ICE. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA. Francis has been involved with civil engineering practice in Nigeria before moving to the UK and currently keeps in touch with the built environment industry. In the recent past, he completed Education Trust Fund (ETF)-funded industry exposures at Skanska-Costain-Strabag joint Venture (SCS JV) which is delivering the HS2 Main Civil Contracts in the midlands and with a South-West England twin-company, Morgan Structural Limited and Avocets Civil Limited. Francis has an avid interest in digital technologies, sustainability and 'greener' infrastructures, mathematical modelling and data analytics in civil engineering and is currently researching the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in blue green infrastructures. He has some academic publications to his credit.
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David LeFeuvre
Section Lead - Construction

I’ve been teaching now for the best part of 14 years across a range of institutions and levels, having taught most construction related subjects at some point. My passion is around design and planning projects, and I particularly love teaching the detailing and specification units, management units and legal and statutory responsibilities units. I know they are not everyone’s cup of tea, but for me these are the core fundamentals that underpin any construction project, and without them the project won’t run smoothly. Other than cutting edge design, I’m especially interested in large infrastructure projects, and am fortunate that we have Hinkley Point C, Gravity science park, HS2 etc all on our doorstep. Outside of teaching I love cooking (you’ll often get food related analogies in my lectures!) and drumming with my band.
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      Bakr Al-Azzawi
      Lecturer - Civil Engineering

      Background: -Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering / 1999. -Master’s degree in structural engineering/ 2002. -PhD degree in engineering/ 2018. I am working as a lecturer in civil engineering in the BACE faculty. I am an individual that strives to achieve to the best of my abilities at all times. I had my PhD degree in engineering from Cardiff University in 2018. My study was about the fatigue of reinforced concrete beams retrofitted with ultra-high-performance fibre- reinforced concrete. Experiences: I have a deep knowledge and experience in: - Construction of reinforced concrete structures. - A good experience in the construction of steel structures. - Different concrete testing. - A very good experience in surveying sector (setting out and topography).
      Student - Francis Ekechukwus image
      Francis Ekechukwu
      Lecturer – Civil Engineering

      Francis is a registered engineer with The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN and a graduate member of the institution of civil engineers, ICE. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA. Francis has been involved with civil engineering practice in Nigeria before moving to the UK and currently keeps in touch with the built environment industry. In the recent past, he completed Education Trust Fund (ETF)-funded industry exposures at Skanska-Costain-Strabag joint Venture (SCS JV) which is delivering the HS2 Main Civil Contracts in the midlands and with a South-West England twin-company, Morgan Structural Limited and Avocets Civil Limited. Francis has an avid interest in digital technologies, sustainability and 'greener' infrastructures, mathematical modelling and data analytics in civil engineering and is currently researching the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in blue green infrastructures. He has some academic publications to his credit.
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      David LeFeuvre
      Section Lead - Construction

      I’ve been teaching now for the best part of 14 years across a range of institutions and levels, having taught most construction related subjects at some point. My passion is around design and planning projects, and I particularly love teaching the detailing and specification units, management units and legal and statutory responsibilities units. I know they are not everyone’s cup of tea, but for me these are the core fundamentals that underpin any construction project, and without them the project won’t run smoothly. Other than cutting edge design, I’m especially interested in large infrastructure projects, and am fortunate that we have Hinkley Point C, Gravity science park, HS2 etc all on our doorstep. Outside of teaching I love cooking (you’ll often get food related analogies in my lectures!) and drumming with my band.
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        Regardless of the pathway, though, you’ll benefit from the UCW approach of combining academic study in areas including materials, design, mathematics, modelling, mechanics, surveying and project management with practical learning through site visits and field trips.

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