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Civil Engineering Practice (Top-Up)

Weekend Course

Award Bachelor of Science
Course Title BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Practice (Top-Up)
UCAS Code H200
Award Level 6
Start Dates September 2022
Study Mode Weekend - 1 year
Awarding Body University of Derby
UK Student £6165

BSc (Hons) Engineering (Civil) (Top-Up) degree programme has been developed in close collaboration with the relevant teams at the University of Derby and the London College. It follows vocational approach in teaching and assessment and is informed by the local market requirements.

The focus of the programme is in the areas of hydraulics, structural design and civil engineering management.

The key features that have been adopted in the programme are:

  • Practical based blend of engineering theory and construction principles with strong links with local industry
  • Many students find the construction, project management and engineering design elements appropriate to career or work aspirations because of their practical and professionally vocational nature, specifically utilising current software and systems.
  • Taught by experienced professionals in the field using modern teaching learning and assessment methods providing a supportive friendly and involved student experience.

 The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with an intellectually stimulating, satisfying and challenging programme of study to top-up to an honours degree level in the subject of civil engineering.
  • To develop a further understanding and appreciation of the process of civil engineering technical design and management.
  • To provide you with knowledge and skills enabling you to engage with continuing professional development and further study in the discipline of Civil Engineering.
  • To study the underpinning theories and develop the key principles governing “engineered” fluid flow and applying them to practical civil engineering design applications.
  •  To develop your ability to reflect upon civil engineering in a technological, social, legal and economic context and develop practical operational knowledge in health, safety and management areas.
  •  To develop a deep understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the: process of civil engineering technical and structural design; practice of civil engineering construction activity; and management of civil engineering projects.
  • To enable you to become an independent learner, developing as an individual for the rest of your life.
  • To provide you with a high level of competency in oral, graphical and written communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work with others


You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials. There are also in-class tests and computer-based assessments.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, workshop and field-based practical activities and online delivery.

Entry Requirements

  • Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering or related major (subject to approval) or
  • Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering or related major (subject to approval) or
  • Successful completion of two years of a degree programme in Civil Engineering showing the equivalent of 240 credit points at levels 4 and 5


  • Evidence of the ability to study to a higher level, for example, shown by an HND or Foundation degree profile which includes some Merits and/or Distinctions, preferably in analytical units/modules
  • Achievement in Leve 5 Mathematics with grade Merit or Distinction

NOTE: all applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby

What you will cover

Year 1

  •   6HX 503 Civil Engineering Management
  •   6HX 506 Structural Design Project
  •   6HX 509 Civil Engineering Hydraulics
  •   6TE 500 Independent Project (Engineering)
  •   6TE 501 Innovation in Sustainability

Careers and employability

As a graduate you'll have the knowledge and skills to start your career, as well as, the academic base for a range of careers in civil engineering and construction.

You can continue your professional development and further study in the discipline of civil engineering by taking an MSc degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management.

Professional Recognition

How to Apply

Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc. before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail. New Students landing page

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