All about our Design Engineer Construct (DEC) course:

A taste...

DEC is an exciting and engaging blend of creativity and technical analysis. You will be challenged to design a multi-use building for your local area and will learn about the variety of professions across the construction sector and how they interact with each other.

The details

You will also engage with professionals in the sector, use the most relevant industry standard software, and develop the skills to evaluate and present a sustainable design project. Distinctive modules include: - Defining a sustainable construction project - Developing a project - Investigating design, structural and services aspects - Delivering design, structural and services aspects - Life cycle and financial planning - Evaluating and documenting a project

How is this course assessed?

This course is assessed by 50% portfolio evidence and 50% written examination.

Examining Body


What about careers?

Students who study DEC can progress onto degree level study, apprenticeship or degree-apprenticeship. There are links to careers in architecture, engineering and construction management.

Which other courses does this combine well with?

DEC combines well with A Level subjects such as Maths, Science, Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Geography.