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Level 4 Engineering Design & Professional Practice

This course will run during October, November and December.

Date Attendance Duration Course fee Location Action
01/02/23 – 05/04/23 Wednesdays Two months Free Penrhyn Road campus Book now

Reasons to choose this course

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You will develop awareness of current sustainability agenda including low carbon initiative, understanding principle of engineering design and key soft skills such as team-working, leadership, communication, and competence in using surveying equipment and CAD computing.

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Participation in this programme is completely free. It is fully funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Career Progression

  • Job opportunities in construction or built environment related industry
  • Foundation courses (such as Engineering, Construction or Surveying related) subject to meeting institutional entry requirement
  • Higher Degree Apprenticeship
  • Undergraduate Degree (such as Civil Engineering, Construction or Surveying related) subject to meeting institutional entry requirement

Course eligibility

  • UK resident and live in London
  • Aged 18+
  • Do not hold a Level 4 qualification or above
  • Either employed (and learning less than LLW) or unemployed/economically inactive
  • Proficient in written and spoken English

Who would benefit from this course?

  • Either employed (and earning less than London Living Wage) or unemployed/economically inactive
  • Looking to build a career in Civil Engineering, Construction or Surveying related or seeking for job opportunities in construction or built environment related industry

Course description

This course introduces the concept of sustainability and its impact upon civil engineering and construction. It incorporates a consideration of the stages of design, including demolition, possible reuse, recycling, sustainable materials, techniques and design and construction methods.

The subject will be built up in a systematic way starting with a historical background and the concept of sustainability, including social, political, and environmental issues.

The course also introduces the basic principles of engineering design context and provides practical knowledge on using surveying instruments, along with computer aided design (CAD).

You will develop awareness of current sustainability agenda including low carbon initiative, understanding principle of engineering design and key soft skills such as team-working, leadership, communication, and competence in using surveying equipment and CAD computing.

Example course structure

Modules:
  1. Principles of Sustainability in Construction
    Sustainable construction principles and issues
  2. Engineering Design
    Design process from conceptual to completion including design appraisal through sketches, CAD and model making
  3. Land Surveying
    Principle of land surveying including use of related equipment

Expectations of students

Students are expected to attend the face-to-face sessions on Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm at Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University, from 3 October to 21 November 2022 (two months), so students should be able to commit to this.

Students are also expected:

  • To be an active participant in the programme.
  • To complete all the workbooks funding paperwork and the accredited unit.
  • To undertake a work-based project (this will be supplied by us if you are not currently working)
  • To participate in all the group online workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions. 

Course tutors

Course tutors come from various backgrounds: civil engineering, construction, built environment and professional development.

Booking information

We aim to be fully compliant with government health and safety guidelines whilst running short courses at Kingston University.

View the terms and conditions for booking a short course.

Fees

This short course is free of charge.

Please contact us for further information and future dates of this course.

Directions

Directions to Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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