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HE Level 5

Level 5 HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) (Part-Time)

  • Campus

    Lincoln Campus

  • Start Date

    September 2024

  • Duration

    2 years (Part-time)

The HND Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) programme is a vocational qualification that is designed to offer students practical experience in the typical tasks and requirements of engineering professionals and the underpinning academic knowledge.

The HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) is available as a two-year part-time Level 5 programme designed for students who have experience of, or work in, the civil engineering industry and have ambitions of working in this area from a professional, managerial, or technical capacity.

The course builds on the knowledge and skills studied in the HNC and covers subjects such as: fluid mechanics and technology, modern methods of construction, highways, health and safety in construction, mathematics, structural analysis, and a group project. 

This course is designed to complement a student's ability to find solutions to engineering problems using developed technology and apply skills to a broad range of industrial areas, such as design, development, manufacturing, testing, maintenance and operation of electrical or electronic equipment. 

Students have the opportunity to gain contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills, as well as the responsibility for their own learning, ability to be flexible and to work co-operatively with others.

  • Alternative Methods of Construction

  • Group Project

  • Highway Construction

  • Further Mathematics

  • Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics

  • Advanced Structural Design

  • Hydraulics

Applicants are required to have:

  • HNC Qualification in Civil Engineering


  • GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above

  • GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above

EU and International Applicants

  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa

Students will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full durations of the course. Part-time, two years. One day per week.

Course contact hours are typically comprised of: six hours theory sessions per week, one-two hours practical/seminar sessions per week. It is expected that students complete between one and six hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

Whilst the sessions delivered at College are typically six hours between a time frame of 9am – 7.30pm, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete part-time sector specific work or work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.

The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:

  • Practical assessments

  • Written examinations

  • Coursework portfolios

  • Written assessments


HND qualifications are widely recognised in their own right and provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students may top up to degree level at another higher education institution. 

Per Academic Year

  • Home Students - £4,000

  • International Students - £5,500

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

  • Costs Scientific calculator - £10 (compulsory)

  • Compass set - £20 (compulsory)

  • Scale rule - £10 (compulsory)

  • Items of PPE i.e. strong boots may be required for site visits - approx. £25 (optional)

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Additional compulsory course costs may be able to be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.

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