If you wish to pursue a career in sustainable construction, building surveying, building control, quantity surveying, civil engineering, structural engineering or construction management; or if you would like to be involved with the design, production or management of structured buildings, then this programme is for you.
The FdSc Construction & the Built Environment is designed to meet the demands of industry and offers you the opportunity to study subjects in depth including: Advanced Site Surveying, Advanced Project Planning, Heritage Refurbishment and Sustainable Construction. In Year 1 you will study traditional and contemporary construction and civil engineering subjects and in Year 2 you will be given the opportunity to further develop applied skills in project cost studies or legal studies, dependent on your needs or the needs of your employer or work experience provider.
On completion of the programme you will be more versatile, more employable, multi-skilled and professionally competent in your chosen career. A variety of different teaching styles enables you to learn in an effective manner, ensuring that you have the right knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace. The programme will also equip you with communication, team working and time management skills, making you a more effective student and employee.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Site Managers
– Administrative and technical roles
- UCAS Code: N4HP
- Institution codes: CORN C78
- Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
48 UCAS points from AS and A-levels (to include at least 32 points from A2, preferably in a maths, science, engineering or design technology subject) or relevant Level 3 qualifications and an equivalent HNC qualification. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths.
Indicative Modules Year One
- Applied Mathematics
- Design Principles & Application
- Science & Materials
- Health, Safety & Welfare
- An Applied Introduction to Site Surveying Procedures
- Introduction to Project Planning & Development
Indicative Modules Year Two
- Sustainable Construction Design & Services
- Heritage Buildings Refurbishment
- Advanced Site Surveying Procedures
- Advanced Project Planning & Development
- Project in the Construction Industry
- Measurement & Cost Studies- Procurement Contract & Legal Studies
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.
Careers advice available
If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk
If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information