Degree Apprenticeship: BSc (Hons)
Civil Engineering - Design Engineer
The Degree Apprenticeship aims to provide a broad-based educational experience, enabling successful students to enter careers in the civil engineering and allied sectors.
Fees for the course will be a maximum of £18,000*
The Degree Apprenticeship aims to provide a broad-based educational experience, enabling successful students to enter careers in the civil engineering and allied sectors. The target group for this programme are those already holding an appropriate level four qualification, such as a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Civil Engineering or a higher apprenticeship, who are seeking to become engineering practitioners employed in the civil engineering sector and or related disciplines.
Specifically, the course is aimed at those wishing to progress on to careers in site management, but will also allow entry into careers with design consultants, 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 (ICE) via a review for Incorporated Engineer status shortly after graduation.
Everything you need to know
Modules studied on the programme:
- Civil Engineering Management B
- Hydraulics and Water Engineering
- Engineering Materials Technology
- Structural Engineering or Highway Engineering B
- Highway Engineering A
- Infrastructure Asset Management
- Structural Design
- Civil Engineering Major Project (40 credits)
- Geotechnical Engineering A
- Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
- Civil Engineering Design Project or Civil Engineering Design Project (EWB) or Structural Analysis
Typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be the completion of the Level 4 Construction Technician Standard; EngTech TMICE status; HNC in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualifications and commensurate experience.
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 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.
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
See jbm.org.uk for further information.
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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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 involve in the apprenticeship
- Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role
- You will be responsible for recruitment of Degree Apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website
- You will provide paid time off for on campus study
- Apprentices are required to undergo structured work experience to work towards the attainment of the standards required to become a Chartered Town Planner
- Apprentices require a workplace mentor who will oversee their development and coordinate projects and learning with the university tutor
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.