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Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

BEng Civil and
Infrastructure Engineering

Degree Apprenticeship

Develop expertise in fundamental civil engineering principles to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations

Our BEng Civil and Infrastructure Engineering degree apprenticeship is taught over five years and you’ll be learning while working in an exciting civil engineering role

Throughout your degree you’ll have direct access to being a member of a team for your employer working on civil engineering projects. On graduation, you will receive a Warwick BEng (Honours) degree, and with this as the gateway with the five years' of invaluable on-the-job experience you can take the assessments with a professional engineering institution for IEng membership.

Watch the video about the Degree Apprenticeship above for more information.

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship is a new type of undergraduate degree offering a debt-free path to a university education. Your tuition fees for this degree will be paid for by your employer and you’ll also be earning a competitive apprenticeship salary.


Employer partners supporting this degree programme represent the UK civil engineering industry and are contractors and consultants. These employers offer excellent engineering careers and are collaborating with high quality higher education institutions like The University of Warwick, where your studying shall benefit from a strong network of peers, studying and working on the same degree apprenticeship.

The BEng Civil and Infrastructure Engineering is a full Warwick degree, studied over five years through on-the-campus face-to-face teaching and virtual learning experiences, with our teaching and assessment having blended and integrated work based learning throughout.

Our programme has been designed in collaboration with employers to satisfy the Apprenticeship Standard for a Civil Engineer. This is the employer-defined, government-approved standard of competence for an apprentice in this engineering discipline.

This BEng (Hons) Accredited CEng (Partial) 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:
 1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
 2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

Whilst parts of the degree programme are studied during on-the-job activities, the majority of the teaching will take place during six, one-week residential blocks, delivered by Warwick academic staff with collaborative teaching support from employers.

Residential teaching will be structured around a number of modules delivered per week, with one week for laboratories and seminars, etc., and the sixth week for examinations and other assessments. The five teaching weeks will comprise lectures, seminars and laboratories. During your time on campus you will have opportunities to meet one-to-one with your academic mentors and tutor, and with other Warwick staff. In addition to degree apprenticeship studying, the block weeks on campus in the City of Coventry will enable you to use all of Warwick facilities and to spend time socialising with your peers.

The BEng Civil Engineering degree apprenticeship has been developed in partnership with a group of employers. A sub-set of employers contributing to the degree apprenticeship programme are: Arup; Buckingham Group; London Bridge Associates; Keller, J Murphy & Sons; Mott MacDonald; Tata Steel and Warwickshire County Council.

While study on this programme learning will also happen at your place of work and this studying contributes to your overall degree qualification. As a degree apprentice you will be a full salaried employee. You’ll be working as part of a team with real responsibility giving you hands-on, vocational training every day. At work, you will be supported in your role by both your line manager and employer mentor. The mentor will be supporting you working towards satisfying a number of attributes with a Professional Institution, which currently is the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), via their training agreement for the IEng professional engineer qualification.

After being awarded your BEng (Honours) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering degree and meeting the requirements of ICE you will be entitled to take the end point assessment, as specified in the Civil Engineer Standard, for IEng membership.

Our programme has been set-up to accommodate both School Leavers (new entrants directy into the business) and existing staff (for upskilling).

Entry requirements for the BEng Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Degree Apprenticeship are:

Candidates with non-traditional qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be dependent on the employer’s recruitment process, and subject to passing appropriate assessment on Mathematics set by The University of Warwick. We encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications to contact us to discuss their eligibility. For any questions relating to entry requirements please contact a member of the admissions team via


BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade A level Mathematics or subject to passing appropriate assessment in mathematics.

BTEC Extended Diploma grade DDD including the two Mathematics units, 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics'.

A Level: AAA

AAA grades at A level, to include Mathematics and a Physical Science. Applicants with strong profile but without A level Mathematics will be subject to passing appropriate assessment.

Where a candidate has already gained an undergraduate degree this may be offered to meet entry requirements. Please note that, due to the funded nature of a Degree Apprenticeship programme, applicants with undergraduate degrees in comparable subjects may not be eligible to be recruited.

Level 2

All apprentices are required to have Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End Point Assessment and these Level 2 qualifications are expected as an entry requirement.

A BEng degree requires students to be assessed on 360 credits of modules. Over the five years of the programme the module titles and their credit loadings are those listed below. 15 credit modules are for taught work that has blended teaching activities. The 30 and 60 credit modules are for project work that will be centred on integrated work based activities that you have had or will be experiencing on-the-job with your employer.

Year 1 (75 credits; five 15 credit Level 4 modules)

  • Professional Engineering Competencies
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Statics & Structures
  • Computational Modelling
  • Introduction to Business Management

Year 2 (75 credits; three 15 credit Level 4 modules and two 15 credit Level 5 modules)

  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics (Level 5)
  • Structural Analysis (Level 5)
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Materials

Year 3 (75 credits; three 15 credit Level 5 modules and a 30 credit Level 6 module)

  • Structural Engineering Project (Level 6)
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering I


Year 4 (75 credits; three 15 credit Level 5 modules and a 30 credit Level 6 module)

  • Infrastructure Engineeering Project (Level 6)
  • Transport Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering II

Year 5 (60 credit Level 6 Module)

  • Integrated Project

This exact make-up of the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship programme will be developed in partnership with your employer, and this may result in minor alterations to this structure and/or individual modules.

Degree apprenticeships offer apprentices a debt-free route to academic study whilst earning a salary. As an employee of a company the University fees will be funded by way of the UK government's Apprenticeship Levy, and this funding will be part of your employment conditions.

If you’re over 16 and live in England then you may be eligible to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship. Citizens of EEA countries, or non-EEA citizens legally resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship (NOT for educational purpose) may also be eligible.

Essential information

BEng 5 years full time

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Paid by your employer

For enquiries on this School of Engineering degree programme, please contact eng dot apprenticeships at warwick dot ac dot uk

How to apply

This information is applicable for 2024 entry.