Civil Engineering

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


This course introduces you to the knowledge and understanding you’ll need to work successfully in a technician role in the construction industry. It’s mainly theory based, with a small amount of practical work.

You will: identify the requirements of preliminary and temporary works; learn about construction technology for domestic buildings; develop skills in construction site surveying; look at the utilities and services provided in domestic buildings; explore sustainable design for architecture; develop skills in CAD (Computer Aided Drafting); look at modern methods of construction; learn about the materials most commonly used in the construction industry; develop skills in producing and interpreting construction drawings; learn how to use specific mathematic elements in a civil engineering context.

Entry Requirements

4 relevant subjects at National 5, preferably including English and Maths or a science subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC course, such as HNC Construction Management or HNC Architectural Technology. You may progress onto employment as an entry level technician.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


STEM - Construction Tech, Trades, Motor Vehicle and Horticulture

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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