• LevelLevel 4
  • Age group19+
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyPearson


The course is for you if you would like to work as a Civil Engineer.Civil Engineers are important to the infrastructure of society; they design, plan and construct roads, bridges, pipelines and buildings. They have an excellent grasp of maths, science and technology and make use of the best resources and techniques. The civil engineering pathway provides the relevant vocational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in site engineering, structural engineering design, civil engineering design and transport engineering design.

Students will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve engineering problems, using industry standards and appropriate codes of practice.

The course has been developed in consultation with local industry, and combines theoretical engineering with the focus being the applications of putting the theory into practice. The HNC provides a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. Programme subject to validation by Pearson.

This programme is IoT (Institute of Technology) recognised, guaranteeing you outstanding technical training.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice and Management
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Civil Engineering Technology

September- June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate technician or craft qualification at Level 3 or similar, and a good standard of literacy and numeracy skills. The most common eligible qualifications include A Levels, BTEC Extended Diplomas/National Diplomas and Access to HE Diplomas.

We may also consider substantial work experience in a relevant area.

Teaching methods include lectures and tutorials with some practical sessions to enhance the theory. You will study 8 modules chosen to cover the range of needs of local and national industries and business.

You are required to complement your college based learning with self study.

You will be assessed through a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests which are planned throughout the year.

After successfully completing this course you can progress to a foundation degree in engineering or directly into the second year of an appropriate degree at Middlesbrough College. A HNC award opens up the possibility of a career in a wide range of engineering disciplines including design, manufacturing, project management and IT.

Successful students may also choose to progress to the HND Engineering.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College

Per year £4,600

If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available.
Please click here for more information and see what support you could receive.

Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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