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Studying a part time course at BCU

We offer a range of part-time undergraduate degrees in the areas of Engineering and the Built Environment, available to those who have already achieved a HNC or HND in a related subject, for entry in year 3 of the course. This means you can top up your HNC/HND to complete a full degree in just three years studying part-time. So, whether you want to enhance your career prospects, update your professional skills or simply study for your own enjoyment, we can help you realise your potential.

How to apply

You can join our part-time courses in year 3, so you’ll need to have – or be working towards – a HNC qualification in a related subject to apply. If you are interested in our degrees in Built Environment and do not yet have an HNC, you may be interested in our HNC Construction.

Otherwise, if you believe you’re eligible to join one of our programmes, please contact us at CEBE.Admissions@bcu.ac.uk with details of the course you wish to apply to and your prior qualifications, and we will guide you through the application process.

Tuition fees

Our part-time Engineering and Built Environment courses take five years to complete. As you will be joining the course in year three, if you enrol with us in September 2023 or September 2024, you will pay a tuition fee of £6,168 in each of years three, four and five of the course.

Balance your studies with your life

Tailored carefully to the needs of part-time students, study options include evening and day release, yet offer exactly the same levels of student support and facilities as full-time study. Crucially, part-time study allows you to balance your studies with your life. Flexible study fits in around family and work commitments – and your employer may even contribute towards your tuition fees.

Benefits of part-time study

  • Work while you study
  • Balance your studies with other commitments
  • Employers may contribute to your tuition fees
  • Same great levels of student support and facilities
  • Potential to progress in your career
  • Large group of like-minded people

Part-time courses are studied over a longer period of time than their full-time equivalents, but you spend fewer hours per week in a classroom.