Glyndwr University

BSc (Ord) Civil Engineering Studies (Top-up)

Why choose this course?

Designed for people who have previously gained an HNC in Civil Engineering, this top-up course will develop your analytical and problem-solving skills, expand your knowledge in the field and enable you to specialise in your study, complementing your existing experience.

  • Approved by the Joint Board of Moderators as Further Learning to provide the academic base for Incorporated Engineer for candidates who have an IEng approved first qualification.
  • Expert guidance, support and mentoring by Chartered Civil Engineering Lecturers with long-standing industrial experience.
  • Excellent links with professional bodies and employers.

Entry Requirements

The normal minimum requirement for entry onto the programme is a Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering.

Applicants are required to be employed in a civil engineering construction-related discipline.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need. This programme is designed for those already in the engineering or construction industry who are looking to advance their careers.  Potential career options include:

  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Civil Engineering Contracting
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Coastal/Fluvial Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Water Supply and Infrastructure
  • Topographical Surveying
  • Construction Health and Safety

Course Details


The first year (level 5) modules build on knowledge gained at HNC level, offering challenging opportunities that allow students to demonstrate their achievement in design, problem-solving, analysis and assessment, application of working practice, specifications and standards, and health and safety requirements.

The Work-Related module is a significant element of the programme and offers the opportunity for students to evaluate their own professional development needs. It also provides an opportunity to meet the 29 learning outcomes required by the Joint Board of Moderators. The successful completion of these outcomes signed off by your employer and in combination with the remaining modules provides the approved academic base for Incorporated Engineer. A further purpose of this module is to enable students to reflect upon and to develop their own effectiveness in relation to their current employment practice.


In the final year, Project Management offers opportunities for students to demonstrate technical, financial, time and people management skills, required in the execution of typical Civil Engineering projects. Building Information Management (BIM) provides students with an insight into this innovative technology used to coordinate the full cycle of development, from inception, through the design and construction processes towards the management of the completed project, its potential adaptation and eventually its deconstruction.

The Individual Project will allow students to demonstrate independent learning, critical analysis and synthesising skills, and to demonstrate their understanding of research, analysis and the critical resources required to offer sustainable solutions to civil engineering problems. This module will also provide students with transferable skills such as those required in the creation of technical reports and the preparation and submission of review documentation to Professional Bodies.


Highway Design
Water Engineering
Civil Engineering Maths
Engineering Mechanics and Materials
Work-Related Learning 1


Design for Climate Resilience
Project Management Technologies and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Individual Project
Work Based Learning 2

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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