Civil Engineering

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


If you are interested in the field of Civil Engineering and want to succeed in this exciting career, this course is perfect for you. Throughout the course, you will learn valuable skills and knowledge that will set you up for success. You will need to dedicate 6 hours per-week to studying at our Glenrothes campus. Additionally, there may be up to 2 trips per year to the University of Abertay campus in Dundee, where you will get to use their labs as part of your learning experience.

This course develops knowledge and skills in areas such as geotechnics, civil engineering contracts and project management, construction site surveying, and construction technology (substructure and structural mechanics).

You will gain contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning, and organisational skills. You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning and develop the ability to be flexible and to work cooperatively with others.

This HNC will enable you to achieve appropriate professional body recognition, in particular, but not exclusively, from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Entry Requirements

1 Higher in Maths or a science or technological subject plus 3 subjects at National 5 including Maths (if not held at Higher), or Foundation Apprenticeship Civil Engineering, or NC Built Environment or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Portfolio preferred.

Progression Routes

The HNC course has been designed to allow progression on to HND and degree level courses through our established articulation agreements with partner universities and colleges – please note that articulation routes can vary depending on partner college/university.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Construction and Built Environment

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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