University of East London

Course Introduction

This is a practical, industry-led course, which is suitable for anyone already working in the construction industry, as well as for new students.

You’ll have the opportunity to follow one of three routes, depending on what direction you want your career to take. These are civil engineering, construction management and civil engineering surveying.

Once you’ve completed the course successfully, you’ll be able to progress onto the final year of one of our honours degrees to obtain a BSc if you wish. These degrees are Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Civil Engineering and Surveying.

If you’re already in employment, you’ll spend four days a week in industry, while full-time students will undertake a work placement of up to four days a week in their final year. Whatever path you take, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a first-class construction manager or engineer.

Course Modules

Year 1 : Land and Construction Surveying (core) Maths and IT in the Built Environment (core) Introduction to the Built Environment (core) Building Technology & Materials (optional, CM route) Structural Mechanics & Materials (optional, CE route) CM = Construction Management CE = Civil Engineering

Year 2 : Work Placement (core) Advanced Technology, Planning & Production (core) Tendering, Estimating & Cost Control (core, CM route) Legal & Regulatory Framework (core, CM route) Contract Law in Construction (core, CM route) Structural Form and Element Design (core, CE route) Geotechnical Properties (core, CE route) Sustainable Building Technology (optional, CM route) Building Services (optional, CM route) Maths for Engineers (optional, CE route) Advanced Materials (option, CE route) CE=Civil Engineering CM=Construction management

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £9,250 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £12,100 Overseas Fees