MCAST Advanced Diploma in Construction Engineering

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Construction Engineering

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Construction Engineering
Course CodeCE4-A6-15
MQF LevelLevel 4
Duration1 year full-time and 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding BodyMCAST
Fees
Entry RequirementsMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Construction

or

MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Construction

or

MCAST Certificate in Construction Engineering Skills

or

MCAST Level 3 Diploma in the field related to Building and Construction

or

4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: Mathematics

 

Other Entry Requirements
Course DescriptionThis course is based on both off-the-job and on-the-job training and gives an in-depth knowledge and experience of the general requirements and specialist areas related to the field of building and construction.

This will enable the student to carry out duties, at a professional and technical level, that are continuously required in an architect’s office or firms dealing in the building and construction business such as Design, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying, Geospatial Engineering, Geographical Information and Project Management.

Study/Course DeliveryDuring the course learners are also given the opportunity to develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working career.
AssessmentThis programme is sub-divided into a number of units. Each unit may be assessed through various forms of assessment instruments, including project-oriented tasks, technical reports, take-home assignments, practical tasks, portfolios, employer related projects and/or time constarined tests.
Programme Learning Outcomes1. Explain the responsibilities of employers and employees under current health, safety and welfare legislation

2. Identify main equipment, media and techniques used in the production of drawings to detail building/construction techniques and processes

3. Calculate final quantities from dimensions and descriptions of construction and civil engineering works

4. Interpret and evaluate building surveying techniques.

Core Study Units
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Building Technology in Construction
Specialist Units
  • Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design for Construction
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Construction Technology & Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Economics and Finance in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Building Technology in Construction
  • Project in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Design Procedures in Construction
  • Mechanical and Electrical Services in Construction
  • Tendering and Estimating in Construction
  • Specialist Units (Land Surveying)
  • (12 units to be chosen by the Institute)
  • Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design for Construction
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Spatial Data Techniques in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Surveying Technology in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Construction Technology & Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Setting Out Processes in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Building Technology in Construction
  • Geographical Information Systems in Construction
  • Topographic Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
Supplementary Units
  • Technical Report Writing
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Services Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Career Opportunities
  • Draughtsperson
  • Tendering and estimating technician
  • Project management technician
  • Design office assistant

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