Associate Degree in Building and Civil Engineering (Part-Time)

  • Award:Associate Degree
  • Study Mode:Part-Time
  • Duration:3 Years

Overview

The Associate Degree in Applied Sciences, Building and Civil Engineering prepares technician level personnel to supervise construction work involving domestic buildings, small commercial and industrial buildings (not exceeding two storeys) as well as to oversee all supporting civil engineering works and services. The overall objective of the programme is to respond positively to the need for a satisfactory blend of academic training for university admission and practical training for procuring jobs in construction work at the supervisory level.

Paths

HOW TO BECOME A CIVIL ENGINEER

In Barbados, an aspiring civil engineer's first step can be that of successfully completing the 2 year full-time (or 3 year part-time) Associate Degree (A.D) in Building & Civil Engineering at BCC. The prospective engineering student may then use the A.D qualification to regionally matriculate to UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad or UWI, Mona, Jamaica to complete the full civil engineering degree in a further three years. Extra-regionally, students are able to also gain admissions to universities in Canada, USA and Scotland, to name a few. 

BENEFITS OF HAVING A B&C ASSOCIATE DEGREE

In the Barbadian context, having an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering is a valuable asset, as it often serves as a generic qualification for jobs of a supervisory nature within the construction-oriented component of the public sector. 

Additionally, persons with the A.D in B&C are able to register with the Registrar of the Supreme Court as "draughtsman", and hence they are permitted to legally submit applications involving house plans to the Town and Country Development Planning Office, not exceeding two storeys and 5000 square feet. 

Last, but not least, the acquisition of the A.D in B&C declares the successful person as "trainable" in giving effective, direct assistance to the engineer-in-charge.

Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1Code
Construction Technology & Design 1 BCEN111
Mathematics 1 MATH153
Workshop Practice 1 BCEN161
Engineering Physics PHYS161
English & Communication CORE100
Semester 2Code
Construction Technology & Design 2 BCEN112
Mathematics 2 MATH163
Properties Of Materials BCEN121
Engineering Chemistry CHEM162
Practical Maths CORE103
Year 2
Semester 1Code
Workshop Practice 2 BCEN162
Calculus 1 MATH152
Construction Technology & Design 3 BCEN211
Surveying Theory & Practice 1 BCEN151
Ethics & Citizenship CORE101
Semester 2Code
Calculus 2 MATH251
Mathematics 4 MATH261
Workshop Practice 3 BCEN261
Survey Theory & Practice 2 BCEN152
Mechanics BCEN131
Caribbean Politics & Society CORE102
Summer School
Summer 2Code
Surveying Fieldwork BCEN153
Year 3
Semester 1Code
Calculus 3 MATH252
Workshop Practice 4 BCEN262
Structures 1 BCEN231
Quantity Surveying 1 BCEN251
Flowcharts And Coding EENG224
Semester 2Code
Construction Technology & Design 4 BCEN212
Structures 2 BCEN232
Quantity Surveying 1 BCEN251
Mathematics 5 MATH262
Elective GEED

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English & Communication

CORE100

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Ethics & Citizenship

CORE101

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Caribbean Politics & Society

CORE102

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Practical Maths

CORE103

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Elective

GEED

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Mathematics 1

MATH153

This course places emphasis on the principles of algebra and trigonometry as they relate to the solution of engineering problems. It also introduces students to the theory and application of complex numbers. This is an introductory course that lays the foundation for other courses such as calculus and finite mathematics.

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Calculus 1

MATH152

This course is designed to develop students’ appreciation for the powerful tool of calculus. The first unit introduces concepts which are fundamental to calculus as well as classes of problems whose solutions only attain ultimate accuracy with the introduction of the techniques of calculus. The student is introduced to the concepts of differential and integral calculus and given an appreciation for their importance in mathematical modeling.

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Mathematics 2

MATH163

This course is designed to further enhance students’ ability to use mathematics in the solution of engineering problems. Topics include geometry and mensuration, algebra, including the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequations. Students will also be introduced to the binomial expansion and its applications. The concepts of matrices and determinants are applied in the solution of simultaneous equations in 2 or 3 unknowns.

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Construction Technology & Design 1

BCEN111

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Properties Of Materials

BCEN121

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Workshop Practice 1

BCEN161

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Surveying Theory & Practice 1

BCEN151

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Engineering Physics

PHYS161

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Construction Technology & Design 2

BCEN112

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Mechanics

BCEN131

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Workshop Practice 2

BCEN162

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Survey Theory & Practice 2

BCEN152

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Engineering Chemistry

CHEM162

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Surveying Fieldwork

BCEN153

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Construction Technology & Design 3

BCEN211

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Workshop Practice 3

BCEN261

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Structures 1

BCEN231

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Calculus 2

MATH251

This course is designed to further develop students' appreciation for the powerful tool of calculus. The student is introduced to the differentiation and integration of more advanced algebraic and trigonometric functions. Calculus is applied to the formulation and solution of mathematical models in engineering.

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Mathematics 4

MATH261

This course is designed to combine essential elements of the concepts of trigonometry and vectors, to develop students’ competence in interpretation, analysis and problem solving. The geometry component takes the student beyond the spatial analysis of shapes to the analysis of the equations defining their locus. Mathematical techniques are applied to extracting the relationships between variables by analysis of experimental data. Application is made to the design and solutions of mathematical models as applied in engineering.

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Flowcharts And Coding

EENG224

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Quantity Surveying 1

BCEN251

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Construction Technology & Design 4

BCEN212

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Workshop Practice 4

BCEN262

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Structures 2

BCEN232

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Calculus 3

MATH252

This course is designed to assist students in making the transition to University level mathematics, particularly those who are embarking upon studies in Engineering or Natural Sciences. Focus is placed on the development and solutions of ordinary differential equations as well as partial differentiation and its applications to the solutions of engineering problems.

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Mathematics 5

MATH262

This course is designed to assist the student in making the transition to University level mathematics, particularly those who are embarking upon studies in Engineering or Natural Sciences. Techniques for the analysis of higher order matrices and further manipulation of complex numbers are introduced. In statistics, the student is taken beyond the basic statistical tools to discrete and continuous probability distributions. Concepts of linear algebra are further developed.

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