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The Degree

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The BEng Civil and Infrastructure Engineering is a full Warwick degree, studied over five academic years through on-the-campus residential 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.

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.

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The Apprenticeship

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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, with all the benefits this brings. 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.

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Entry requirements

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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:

A level: AAA

AAA grades at A level, to include Mathematics and a Physical science. If grades do not include Mathematics, this will be subject to passing a Mathematics Test

BTEC:

BTEC Extended Diploma with grade DDD and having taken the two Mathematics units, ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ and ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’

BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade in A Level Maths or subject to passing Mathematics Test

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 a Mathematics Test set by Warwick University. We encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications to contact us to discuss their eligibility. For any questions relating to entry requirements please contact a memebr of the admissions team via engadmissions@warwick.ac.uk.

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.

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Course structure

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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
  • Maths
  • 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
  • Maths & Technical Computing (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 Design (Level 6)
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering

 


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

  • Infrastructure Design (Level 6)
  • Transport Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering

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.

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Funding

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As an employer of company the University fees will be funded by way of the UK government's Apprenticeship Level, and this funding will be part of your employment conditions.

As a condition of the UK government funding support on a Degree Apprenticeship programme, eligible candidates must be:

  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, or have the Right of Abode in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning.
  • A non-EEA citizen is eligible for funding if they have permission granted by the UK government to live in the UK, which is not for educational purposes, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning.

For the 18-19 and 19-20 intakes Warwick Univerisity will not be able to accept any students onto a degree apprenticeship course who works for a non-levy paying employer.