Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September
This course includes:
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in CBE (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
Level 3 TQUK Diploma Design Engineer Construct (equivalent to 1 A Level)
What is this course about?
The Digital Built Environment course is designed to allow you to develop the higher level skills needed to progress to university or employment at a technical or professional level within the engineering or property & construction industry.
The duration of this course is two years. The first year of your course will be spent studying construction principles in maths, materials and human comfort, along with core built environment units, such as construction technology and construction design. You will also gain fundamental skills, which are essential to successful progression into the digital built environment; in health & safety, surveying and legislation.
In your second year, alongside specialist project management, graphical detailing and building information modelling (BIM) units, you will get the opportunity to complete a specialist project in house design, construction methods or renewable energy, which should align with your future career plans.
In Design Engineer Construct, you will have the opportunity to design and develop your own building design, in response to a live employer brief. You will explore every professional role in the built environment over the lifecycle of your project to design a full Revit model, structural and mechanical plans and facilities management handover report. You will play the role of an architect, land surveyor and architectural technologist whilst developing your design. You will work closely with industry experts to ensure that you are meeting regulations and achieving sustainability expectations in modern professional construction. This project often results in an impressive portfolio of your capability and skills in architecture, digital engineering and technical aspects and lends itself well to “the next steps,” such as university or employment interviews.
Why choose this course?
Access to our new and unique ‘IDEA Centre’ which houses cutting edge Professional Engineering and Built Environment facilities.
The opportunity to travel to San Francisco and explore famous “silicon valley” engineering companies, as well as world renowned feats of engineering like the Golden Gate Bridge.
You will be joining a supportive and enthusiastic team of qualified engineers, lecturers and support staff that all have different industry experience in their specialist fields of engineering and the built environment; they will provide support and guidance throughout your course.
The College has had major investment in industry standard facilities, celebrated excellent grades, excellent value added, enrichment opportunities, guest speakers and university trips all designed to help you achieve your best and progress in your chosen career.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 4 including a Grade 5 in Maths, a Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 4 in Science.
How will I be assessed?
The majority of BTEC modules are internally assessed coursework over the two years. There are three external assessments, including a Construction Principles exam.
What will this course lead on to?
The course is designed to allow students to progress to further study at university including foundation degrees, BEng, MEng or BSc. Alternatively, you could progress to employment in engineering for example as a Digital Engineer or a trainee surveyor.
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- Duration 50 hours
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- Language English
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