Civil Engineering

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This course provides students with a sound understanding of civil engineering construction principles and techniques. The course will prepare students for employment as civil engineering technicians and provide them with relevant experience and further higher academic study to be able to hold senior technician positions. The course is designed for those seeking a career/or progressing their careers in civil engineering design, management and maintenance of infrastructure elements such as construction of buildings, bridges, roads, railway, water and sewerage systems.

It will provide individuals with a range of practical vocational and theoretical skills utilising modern equipment and techniques in design procedures, surveying and material testing, enabling candidates to make an immediate contribution in their role as engineering technicians. Optional units covering wider aspects of the industry will enable students to develop in other relevant areas of construction and civil engineering fields such as CAD.

Course content includes:
Computer Aided Design (CAD); CAD for Engineering; Civil Engineering Contract and Project Management; Civil Engineering Materials and Testing; Civil Engineering Technology; Construction Materials and Specification; Construction Site Surveying A; Construction Site Surveying B; Construction Technical Communication Skills ; Construction Technology: Substructure; Mathematics for Construction; Mathematics for Construction Engineering; Structural Mechanics; Civil Engineering Specialisms (Mandatory for 1st Year HNC Level); Civil Engineering Graded Unit 1 (Mandatory for 1st Year HNC Level); Geotechnics A.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including Maths and either English, science or technological subject + 3 subjects at National 5 including a science or technological subject, or Foundation Apprenticeship Civil Engineering, or NC Civil Engineering or other relevant national subjects at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

HND Civil Engineering or entry to year 2 of a relevant degree.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


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