Foundation Course


1Introduction

Introduction

1Pearson or Edexcel

Pearson or Edexcel

1Scope of Syllabus

Scope of Syllabus

1Panel of Lecturers

Panel of Lecturers

1Career Prospects

Career Prospects

1Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities


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Entry Requirements

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Programme Structure

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Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

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Programs and Awards

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Remarks

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Application and Further Details

 

Introduction



CAD & Building Studies programme is designed to produce CAD Draughtsman, Construction Supervisors etc. The course is conducted by well qualified lecturers.  The course gives specific training in CAD applications with sufficient background knowledge in construction Engineering.
 
The duration of this course is six months full time. A huge demand prevails for CAD professionals in local and foreign job markets. The optional modules on Land Surveying and Building Measurements provide additional skills to students with through practical training on total station and land Surveying related software applications.
Unique Features
 
- Comprehensive syllabus covers Civil Architecture Drawings.
- Practical Training to ensure ready employment.
- Specially designed English course as an additional component of the Programme.
 

Entry Requirements



- Need to have 6 Passes in O/L, with Grade “C” in Mathematics & English.

- English Language efficiency.

- Basic Computer Literacy.

- Age : 18+

 

Pearson or Edexcel



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).

This amalgamation made Edexcel the first awarding body for both academic and vocational qualifications. They offer qualifications in a vast range of subjects that offer breadth and depth of knowledge and which are welcomed by universities and employers alike.

Each of their qualifications has been developed in consultation with the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and will certify you for success in the modern and changing world.

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall.

Programme Structure



 

Modules

GL Hours

Semester-01 (3Months)

 

1

Auto CAD-2D

110

2

Mathematics

40

3

Drawing & Techniques

50

4

Construction Materials

30

5

Building Construction Technology

55

6

English

90

Semester-02 (3Months)

 

1

Auto CAD - 3D

110

2

Building Services

30

3

Land Surveying

45

4

Building Measurement

45

5

English

90

6

Final Project

35

 

 

Scope of Syllabus



 

 

Semester-01

 

 

 

 

Auto CAD-2D

·         Introducing the Auto Cad Software and Coordinates System.

·         Theory and Practical sessions focusing draw, modify, annotations, Layers, blocks, inserts, hatches, layouts and template commands

·         Focusing to prepare architectural drawings of single and dual stories building using 2D projections.

 

 

 

Mathematics

·         Apply Algebraic Application in Construction Application.

·         Apply Co-ordinate Geometry in Construction Application

·         Calculate Areas and Volumes in Construction Application

·         Apply Trigonometry in Construction Application

 

 

Drawing & Techniques

·         Focusing on Drawing Instruments, Layout and Drawing Sheet.

·         Manual drafting & Sketch.

·         Manually prepare architectural drawings.

 

 

Construction Materials

·         Classifications of materials used for construction.

·         Properties and uses of Materials used for construction.

 

 

 

Building Construction Technology

·         Fundamental knowledge in construction.

·         Identify suitable Site for construction.

·         Foundation types and selection methods with their associated temporary works.

·         Types of concrete, masonry, carpentry and joinery, roof, finishes works.

 

 

English

·         Book 1 with 4 tutorials covering varies areas in grammar.

·         Practical Activities to improve Communication skills.

·         Focusing more on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

 

Semester-02

 

 

 

Auto CAD-3D

·         Introducing 3D drawing and viewports.

·         Theory and practical session explaining modeling, editing, and modify 3d Objects.

·         Explaining View sets, Material, Lighting and Render.

 

 

Building Services

·         Civil engineering services.

·         Structural steel building construction.

·         Building services

 

 

Land Surveying

·         Importance, Classification and Principals of Surveying.

·         Fundamentals of Surveying & Measurement

 

 

Building Measurement

·         Important of building measurement.

·         Take off Quantities.

·         Prepare Bills of Quantities.

 

 

English

·         Book 2 with 3 tutorials covering varies areas in grammar.

·         Practical Activities to improve Communication skills.

·         Focusing more on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

 

 

Final Project

·         Focusing more on drawing multi stories building

 


 

Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality



The focus of the programme 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.

 

Panel of Lecturers



Programs and Awards



 

From BCAS

Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Building Studies.

(After Completion of Six months Study Programme)

- Diploma in Computer Aided Design and Building Studies.

(After Completion of Six months study programmer and six months of Industrial Training)

From EDEXCEL

- Diploma in Computer Aided Design and Building Studies.

(After Completion of Six months study programmer and six months of Industrial Training)

 

Career Prospects



 Students who successfully complete the course will have following career prospects.

- Architectural / Interior/ Civil / Structural Draughtsman.

- MEP Draughtsman (with an addition Study of MEP Theory).

- Site Supervisor / Technical Officer.

 

Remarks



 

REMARKS:

 

1. Acceptance of your application by the respective counsellor/admission officer does not guarantee the admission to your chosen course.

 2. All applications for admission must accompany certified true copies of all supporting documents as listed in the application form and/or advised by the counsellor/admission officer.

3. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission and will be differed to the next available batch or until such time the missing information is supplied.

4. Final decision on your application rests entirely with the admission board of the relevant university or the awarding body. All what BCAS will do is facilitate the admission process and it does not have any say on the final outcome. 

5. After admission is confirmed, if any information given in the application form is found to be incorrect/ inappropriate or any document is found to be faked or doctored, your admission will be revoked forthwith.  You will thus be barred from getting admission to any other course with BCAS in the future.

6. By signing the application form you are agreeing to be bound by all the rules and bylaws of BCAS and your admission may be withdrawn should you fail to comply with any of them.

7. It is solely your responsibility to verify the recognition of the qualification to be awarded at the successful completion of the course  by any other local/international bodies in Sri Lanka and/or any other countries.

 8. You are hereby made aware that any changes brought about by countries/ local or international bodies or organizations in the future pertaining to the recognition of the qualification are beyond the control of BCAS and hence it (BCAS) cannot be held responsible under any circumstance in such a development.

Extra-Curricular Activities



 - Quiz Competition.

- Annual Sports Meet.

- Drama Competition.

- Student Council events.

 

Application and Further Details



Application Form can be downloaded from link below:

http://www.bcas.lk/download-6.html

For any further quarries and details please click the link or contact below:

http://www.bcas.lk/contact-8--C.html

 

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