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Blackburn College

BSc (Hons) Construction Sustainable Design (with Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: F203

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-48

Applicants to the foundation year with A-Level (or other level 3 qualifications) gained within 5 years of entry will required to have either a minimum 32 UCAS points from subjects related to their intended target award or a minimum of 48 UCAS points overall. Students meeting this criterion may be admitted without interview. We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications for these courses or from mature students whose Level 3 qualifications were gained more than 3 years ago. If this applies to you will be interviewed before your course and offered a place on the basis of your previously gained skills and experience. Students will not be required to have GCSE (or equivalent qualifications) at level 2 in English. However, all applicants will be required to have GCSE Mathematics grade C or higher, a qualification directly equivalent to GCSE Mathematics grade C in terms of level and scope, or to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skill in an assessment undertaken as part of the application process

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Our BSc (Hons) Construction (Sustainable Design) with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study Construction, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the Honours degree programme just yet.

The course is subject to validation by Lancaster University and will enable you to achieve an Honours qualification in four years. You will study some core modules but specialise within the area of Sustainable Design.

The construction sector is a major user of energy, producer of waste and contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. All of these impacts can be reduced by improved design practices, more innovative construction techniques and better management. Sustainable Design in Construction by definition requires successful integration of commercially viable and scale-able building methods with consideration of local environmental, economic and social factors. These principles underpin this 4 year, full-time, Honours degree.

A number of government announcements around The Green Deal indicate that around 250,000 workers with specific low carbon skills will be required to deliver the strategy by 2030. This is around 10% of the current workforce and requires a growth rate in low carbon design and construction specialists of over 12,000 per year. In addition, this growth in construction and installation workforce will demand an equivalent growth in management, design professionals and specifiers. Employment prospects from graduates of this particular course in UCBC's portfolio are expected to be high.

Modules

Modules include:

In the first year you will study three compulsory modules. These are:
?Preparing for Higher Education
?Foundation in Mathematics
?Foundation in Engineering and Science

You will then move on to study the following modules in the second, third and fourth years of the programme if studying full-time.
?CAD
?Health & Safety
?Design Principles
?Tendering and Estimating
?Science & Materials
?Site Surveying
?Construction Technology
?Project
?Environmental Design
?BIM (Advanced CAD)
?Contractual Procedures
?Sustainable Construction
?Energy Transfer
?Research Skills
?Design Technology
?Project Management 1
?Sustainable Design
?Construction Economics
?Construction Design Project Evaluation
?Energy and the Environment
?Dissertation
?Advanced Design Project

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£3,900
per year
EU
£3,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,900
per year
Scotland
£3,900
per year
Wales
£3,900
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

TEF rating:

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