Civil Engineering HNC (Senior Phase)


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Civil Engineers are responsible for the design and implementation of a wide range of infrastructure, energy and construction projects. The focus in these varies, from consultation, design and advisory, to site-based work. The HNC Civil Engineering provides the relevant qualification for a Civil Engineering Technician.

You will be taught by a team of enthusiastic lecturers with extensive experience and varied qualifications. We utilise expanding lab facilities and current technology in the delivery of our course and you will be introduced to themes of clean construction and digital innovation throughout the programme.


Level SCQF 7



Location Inverness Campus

Duration1 Year


Course content...

Modules may include:

Semester 1

  • CAD 2D1
  • Civil engineering: contract and project management a
  • Mathematics for construction
  • Structural mechanics
  • Civil engineering specialisms
  • Civil engineering technology
  • Construction technical communication skills
  • Construction technology: substructure

Semester 2

  • CAD for civil engineers
  • Civil engineering: graded unit 1
  • Civil engineering: materials and testing
  • Construction site surveying a
  • Construction site surveying b
  • Geotechnics A
  • Maths for civil engineering

What next... 

On completion of your HNC Civil Engineering course you will be qualified to take up roles as a civil engineer at technician level.

  • You may wish to progress to year 2 of the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering.



Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above in Maths.