BEng (Hons) in Civil & Construction Engineering


1Introduction

Introduction

1Affiliations

Affiliations

1Scope of Syllabus

Scope of Syllabus

1Panel of Lectures

Panel of Lectures

1Career Prospects

Career Prospects

1Duration and Course fee

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Entry Requirement

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Programme Structure

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Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

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Extra-Curricular Activities

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Application and Further Details

 

Introduction



Civil Engineering incorporates a wide range of planning, designing and construction activities dealing with bridges, highways, transportation, water supply, fluid flow, water reclamation, foundations and geotechnical engineering problems. Main parts of studies are on environmental engineering, urban planning, design of infrastructures and disaster control. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are applied to environmental problems of anticipation and remediation, while numerical simulations and analytical mechanics in addition to physics and mathematics are used to solve problems on design of structures and materials and disaster control. Many information processing techniques and statistical approaches are necessary for urban planning as well as environmental engineering.
 
Department of Civil Engineering has 4 specific laboratories in the fields of Material Science, Engineering Geology & Soil Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics. The department shares the research and education tasks with National Building Research Organisation (NBRO), Hydraulic Research Laboratory of Irrigation Department (HRL of Irrigation Department), Institute of Surveying and Mapping Diyatalawa (ISMD), Irrigation Training Institute (ITI) Galgamuwa and National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA).
 
Department of Civil Engineering is organizing a number of training opportunities collaborated with NAITA in local industries. These invaluable opportunities give both HND and Top up students to work along-side professionals on real-world problems. In addition, the department is providing a 10 days rigorous surveying training camp at ITI and ISMD, it provides students the solid knowledge on surveying and handling with latest surveying instruments (Total Station, GPS etc.) including mapping software (GIS).
 

Entry Requirement



 


GCE O/L

6 Pass including credit pass in Math or  Equivalent

GCE A/L Stream

Physical Science (Math Stream)

GCE A/L Results

3 Passes or  Equivalent Foundation

GCE O/L English

Credit Pass or  Equivalent

GCE A/L English

Pass is prefer

Other

 

Age

18+

 

Affiliations



We are the leading degree awarding institute approved by the University Grand Commission (UGC) under the University Act. For more than 16 years, BCAS has been endowing our students to make a difference in their lives. Uniqueness of our courses have armed our students to engage with the challenging environment and embark on truly rewarding careers. Our students are be ready to face the world through critical thinking and creative problem solving.

 

Department of Civil Engineering was established in 2012. We opened our doors to students in Dehiwale campus. Currently, we offer both HND and Top up, and accommodate over 300 students in every years, including international students from various regions in the world. We take great pride in producing professionals who make meaningful contributions to their communities and countries. Now, the department has been brought up to Mount Campus with enough facilities, we have developed the laboratory facilities to students enhance their in-depth knowledge in real scenario.

 

We offer the complete 3 years program of civil engineering with collaboration of London South Bank University (LSBU) and Edexcel in UK. This University is approved and Accredited by UGC (University Grant Commission)  of Sri Lanka.  Students should follow the modules which have been offered by Edexcel in UK in first two years. Edexcel is one of the three major awarding bodies in UK, it is a vital and innovative force in education and training. Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of two of the leading examination and assessment boards in the UK: the Business and Technology Council (BTEC) which offered widely recognised vocational qualifications and, the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC). Once they complete BTEC HND, the final year students are following two semester which are offered by London South Bank University (LSBU)-UK. This one of the leading university in UK Established in 1892. 

 

Programme Structure



 

Year

Semester

Modules

GL Hours

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Science & Material for Construction and the Built  Environment

60

15

Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment

60

15

Civil Engineering Technology 

60

15

Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment

60

15

Engineering Drawing

60

15

       

2

Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment

60

15

Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment

60

15

Applied Mathematics for complex Engineering Problems

60

15

Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics

60

15

         

2

3

Measuring, Tendering and Estimating for Construction

60

15

Structure Analysis and Design

60

15

Hydraulic Principles and Applications

60

15

Advanced Civil Engineering

60

15

       

4

Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment

60

15

Employability Skills

60

15

Group Project in the Construction Industry

60

20

Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment

60

15

Work-Based Learning and Assessment in Construction and the Built Environment

60

15

         

3

5

BIM and Design

65

20

Hydraulics

65

20

Structures and Construction Management A

65

20

Geotechnical Engineering

65

20

Individual Research Project A

30

20

       

6

Environmental Engineering and PD

65

20

Structures and Design A

65

20

Transport Planning and Highway Eng

65

20

Group Design Project A

65

20

 

 

 

Scope of Syllabus



  

Science & Material for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with an understanding of the properties, structural behaviour and use of construction materials, and develops the skills needed to use scientific principles to solve construction problems

   

Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop skills in using analytical methods and statistics to solve construction and engineering problems

   

Civil Engineering Technology 

This unit enables learners to develop an understanding of the methods and techniques used to create civil engineering structures and the skills needed to solve problems associated with civil engineering activities.

   

Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit develops an understanding of the principles of site surveying and cartographic detailing of construction works and the skills to use site surveying instruments, alongside an understanding of the software available.

 

Engineering Drawing

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to gain an understanding of graphical communication used in the engineering world. Learners will develop skills in compiling design data into a graphical output following the accepted conventions.

 

Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the design process and how the planning and design phases are coordinated and managed.

 

Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit enables learners to develop an understanding of health, safety and welfare legislation and effective health and safety policies. Learners will develop the skills needed to undertake risk assessments.

 

Applied Mathematics for complex Engineering Problems

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of trigonometric functions and the skills needed to apply advanced mathematical techniques to solve complex engineering problems

 

Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics

This unit enables learners to develop an understanding of common rock types, their use in construction and develop the skills to classify and analyse the properties and characteristics of soils.

 

Measuring, Tendering and Estimating for Construction

This unit provides learners with an understanding of the tendering processes and procedures used in construction and the built environment. Learners will also gain skills to estimate for construction operations.

 

Structure Analysis and Design

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop skills to analyse and design statically determinate structures in compliance with current codes of practice and standards.

 

Hydraulic Principles and Applications

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop the skills required to solve hydrostatic and flow problems, select appropriate pumps and undertake experiments in hydraulics.

 

Advanced Civil Engineering

This unit enables learners to understand the methods and techniques used for specialised civil engineering projects and develop skills in solving problems arising from construction and civil engineering activities.

 

Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to understand management principles and their application to the construction and built environment sector.

 

Employability Skills

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to acquire honed employability skills required for effective employment.

 

Group Project in the Construction Industry

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop the skills needed to devise and implement a project scope and scheme of work, and evaluate and present the project.

 

Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles and application of project management in the construction and built environment sector.

 

Work-Based Learning and Assessment in Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop an understanding of and the skills needed to use work-based activities as evidence for assessment purposes and achievement of the unit.

 

BIM and Design

To familiarise students with BIM process and to prepare them to use the related design office software for 3D modelling and structural design.

 

Hydraulics

To investigate steady flow of real and ideal fluids in open channel and pipes and to introduce the concept of uniform flow and non-uniform flow in the channel.

To understand and design the complex pipeline network system with a hydraulic pump theory.

 

Structures and Construction Management A

To acquaint the students with various analytical methods of structural analyses of determinate and indeterminate beams and frames. Also to develop their knowledge in the procurement, design and construction of framed buildings.

 

Geotechnical Engineering

To develop a knowledge and understanding of how the theories of Soil Mechanics are applied in geotechnical analysis and design.

 

Individual Research Project A

To provide students with the opportunity to pursue a programme of independent study by carrying out, under academic supervision, an investigation into a specific area of civil engineering or a closely related discipline.

To enable students to develop a structured approach to research in engineering.

To demonstrate the methodology and actions required to progress and communicate a desired solution to an engineering or scientific problem

 

Environmental Engineering and PD

To provide a systematic analysis of the distribution and movement of water and contaminants in the physical environment and to introduce the engineering principles and solutions involved in environmental pollutions.

 

Transport Planning and Highway Eng

To develop knowledge and understanding of how to analysis and model traffic flow.

To develop knowledge and understanding of how to carry out geometrical and structural design of highways.

 

Structures and Design A

To acquaint the students with various analytical methods for, including the finite element modelling of, beams, frames, and slabs. Also, to acquaint them with the current methods of designing in steel and concrete of portal frames, slabs and connections.

 

Group Design Project A

To integrate the design function and process in relation to taught Modules in the core subjects.

To develop qualitative skills in connection with construction, planning and feasibility studies.

To develop student’s skills in the communication of construction design ideas.

To engage students in team-working interaction through group work projects and thus develop social and interpersonal skills, leadership and commitment.

To provide a practical context for environmental and safety issues.

To inculcate thinking of the CDM Regulations into student’s every design process.

 


Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality



The focus of HND is on practical knowledge; all units are evaluated through continuous assignments and assessments, projects built into the programme and tests for authentication of knowledge gained.

Tests and assignments are set up and evaluated by BCAS (approved centres of Edexcel) within the framework provided by Edexcel. It is done not only to evaluate the Academic skills of the candidates but also incorporate the necessary arrangements to evaluate the ability and achievement of the common skills areas of the students. Common skills are an integral part of Edexcel philosophy.

Assignments, tests and their assessments are audited by Edexcel's External Standard Verifiers continuously to maintain standards.
 
Edexcel has a strong quality assurance system which includes Quality Audit, External Standard Verification and regular visits to the centers by UK and regional staff.
 
Final year, the modules are assessed using continuous assessment such as course work and laboratory experiments and written exam at the end of the semester. The assessments and exam are assessed by the LSBU lecture panel and the final grades are verified by the department of civil in LSBU UK.
 

Panel of Lectures



Programs and Awards



- BTEC HND in Construction and Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

- BEng (Hons) Civil and Construction Engineering

Career Prospects



 --------------------------------- A civil engineering degree prepares the students for work in the construction industry as well as in the broader business, management and financial sectors

Job options

Jobs directly related to:

  • Building control surveyor
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer

 

Jobs where would be useful include:

  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Patent attorney
  • Quantity surveyor-------------------------------------------------

 

Extra-Curricular Activities



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Duration and Course fee



  

Duration

Full Time

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – 18 Months

Part Time

Saturday and / or Sunday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm – 20 Months

Course Fee:

Rs. 298,500.00

Registration Fee:

Rs. 12,000.00

Initial Payment:

Rs. ………………………….

Installments:

17

 

 

 

Application and Further Details