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Suffolk New College offering a full programme of Construction Courses for the Built Environment

 Higher Educationin the Built Environment at Suffolk New College 

SUFFOLK New College is located in the Education Quarter of Ipswich. In 2009 the college relocated to a new, state of the art, £70 million building on Rope Walk, Ipswich, which is just to the north of the previous college site and the main University Campus Suffolk campus at Ipswich waterfront.

The Centre provides a welcoming and friendly environment in which to learn and excellent facilities; including a laboratory fitted with new equipment for concrete testing, tensile analysis and assessing the engineering properties of soil. It also offers convenient access to the University Campus Suffolk waterfront amenities - just a few minutes walk away.

The College runs five Higher Education courses for Construction in the Built Environment, these are delivered at the Suffolk New College building as part of the Learning Network of UCS. 


Overview of courses on offer :-


Foundation Degree (FdSc) Awards

The following three-year part-time Foundation Degree qualification routes are available. These are open to younger applicants meeting the academic entry requirements (160 UCAS points) or any entrants with a sufficient level of experience in industry.

Click the links below to visit the course info pages on the UCS website:-

FdSc Civil Engineering


This course has been developed with the JBM to prepare students for a range of careers in Civil Engineering.


FdSc Construction Management


This course has been designed in consultation with the construction industry to meet its expanding need for professional, technical and managerial personnel.


FdSc Architectural Technology


To prepare students for a career as an architectural technologist or an architectural technician. 


Bachelor Degree (BSc) Awards

The following two-year part-time degree qualifications were launched in September 2008. These progression routes will be open to anyone who holds a Foundation Degree in a relevant subject and wishes to upgrade this to a full BSc Honours degree. (If instead you have a suitable Higher National Certificate/Diploma qualification you will first need to upgrade this to a Foundation Degree equivalence by taking modules from the FdSc programme: 60 credits over one year for HND or 120 credits over two years for HNC.)

Click the links below to visit the course info pages on the UCS website

BSc(Hons) Construction Management and BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering


These progression courses are designed for students who have already achieved a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in an appropriate subject and wish to further their study and to satisfy the academic requirements for membership within appropriate professional bodies. 


How long will my studies take?


The FdSc courses are structured over three years with the BSc(Hons) requiring a further two years study. Students will be required to attend on a part-time basis for two semesters in each academic year.


Do I need a work placement?


As a minimum you will be required to obtain work placements within the industry of 80 hours per year to support your vocational study.

What qualifications do I need to apply?


Foundation degrees are vocationally based and are aimed at those with either a suitable academic background (200 UCAS tariff points or equivalent), or relevant industry experience. Applications are welcome from those that may have fewer formal qualifications but would benefit from and successfully complete the course. Applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis. The BSc(Hons) routes are aimed primarily at students who have successfully completed a foundation degree in an appropriate subject.


Where will I study?

Suffolk New College, Rope Walk, Ipswich, IP4 1LT.


To find out more: Tel 01473 382200


For online application click here



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