About this course
This is a technicasly based course which examines the behaviour of construction processes and systems.
The aim of this course is to train technologists or equivalent for the construction industry and to provide a solid academic basis for further progression and study e.g. an undergraduate degree.
This nationally recognised qualification is of use to people working in or seeing to work in construction in a design, production or management role allowing you to speacialise in a particular aspect of building.
A minimum of one A level pass (or equivalent), with GCSE's in Maths and English language.
If you are currently working and are looking to develop yourself yet do not obtain these qualifications, you may still be considered; subject to an interview with the Admissions Team.
An Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction) will be accepted.
Language entry requirements
The University accepts the following minimum English language standards for entry to its degree courses.
You must have at least one of the following standards in English to enter a degree or diploma course:
An IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 for the computer-based test)
Pearson PTE Academic score of 54
A pass in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) examination
A pass in the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) examination
GCSE/GCE O Level grade C or equivalent British-based examination
For selected countries, a good pass in English in the final year of secondary school (this being the equivalent of year 13 in England and Wales), or
Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the British Council (as listed in the British Council NARIC Guide) or an equivalent body
For entry to the BA (Hons) English Language and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programmes, you will need a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, since this is a special award which includes an international qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
For entry on to PhD programmes you will need a score of:
IELTS 7.0 or
TOEFL 650 or
Pearson PTE Academic 68