Degree Apprenticeship: BEng (Hons)
Building Services Engineering – Design Engineer
The Degree Apprenticeship aims to provide a broad-based educational experience, enabling students to enter careers in the civil engineering and allied sectors.
Fees for the course will be a maximum of £27,000*
The Degree Apprenticeship aims to provide a broad-based educational experience, enabling students to enter careers in the civil engineering and allied sectors. The target group for the programme is therefore students seeking to become engineering practitioners employed in the civil engineering and related disciplines.
Specifically, the course is aimed at those wishing to progress to careers in design consultancy, but also will allow entry into careers with site-based contractors, project management companies, government agencies and local authorities, modelling specialists and a variety of specialist design areas.
The course will develop graduates' skills, giving them the opportunity to work on major projects such as designing large structures and a variety of infrastructure including roads, water supply/drainage, bridges, airports, tunnels, sea and flood defences and structures supporting energy supply and transmission.
The course will allow students who simultaneously gain appropriate work-based learning in employment to gain membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers via a review for Incorporated Engineer status shortly after graduation.
Everything you need to know
Modules studied on the programme:
- Civil Engineering Management A
- Civil Engineering Management B
- Hydraulics and Water Engineering
- Civil Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Materials Technology
- Structural Engineering or Highway Engineering B
- Site Surveying and CAD
- Highway Engineering A
- Geotechnical Engineering B or Infrastructure Asset Management
- Engineering Materials Science Structural Design Civil Engineering Major Project (40 credits)
- Civil Engineering Project Plan and Design
- Geotechnical Engineering A
- Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
- Engineering Mechanics
- Civil Engineering Design Project or Civil Engineering Design Project (EWB) or Structural Analysis
Minimum 112 UCAS points, or equivalent. GCSE English Language at Grade C or above and Mathematics at Grade B or an equivalent qualification. Apprentices without formal qualifications but with sufficient relevant work experience will be welcome to join the course.
How does the Degree Apprenticeship work?
The courses will take up to five years to complete, dependant on previous qualifications and the course chosen. The apprenticeships comprise on-the-job practical training with academic learning. This approach combines face-to-face teaching, laboratory workshops, reflective practice and formal assessment.
The experiential learning element of the courses focus on the student’s workplace and specific areas of project work they are undertaking with regard to meeting key attributes required of a professionally recognised Civil Engineer. Students will work towards the end point assessment for this Degree Apprenticeship, which will provide Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) via professional review. Employers also engage with professional development to help the student progress through their training.
Students will be required to attend the university on a day release basis.
How to Apply
Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. View our current vacancies for details of what apprenticeships are currently available.
T: 0113 812 4500
There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.
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A downloadable PDF of course details.
Information for Employers
- Meet the unique needs of your business – with Degree Apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles, and meet the unique needs of your business.
- Fill your higher-level skills gaps – higher-level skills are vital to business performance and economic growth. Through degree apprenticeships you can fill your higher-level skills gaps efficiently and effectively by tailoring the learning.
- Develop existing staff – you can develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with a Degree Apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more.
- Meet the targets of the Engineering Council UK and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), to have most engineering staff with recognised professional qualifications such as Incorporated status.
- Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard being undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involved in the apprenticeship.
- Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role.
- The employer will be responsible for recruitment of degree apprenticeships. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website
- The employer will provide paid time off for on-campus study.
- Apprentices require a mentor in the workplace who will oversee their learning and coordinate with the university
If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account.
If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% of cost.
For further information on apprenticeship funding visit the Government website.