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Civil Engineering, BEng Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

This civil engineering degree apprenticeship develops students’ knowledge of civil engineering and gives them project management and business skills for professional practice.

Degree apprenticeships allow students to gain industry-relevant skills, with most learning based in the workplace. The course includes some on-campus training, but the majority of staff development is provided through the employer, with course fees subsidised by government funding.

Our degree apprenticeship in civil engineering combines academic learning with on-the-job training. The course covers key areas in technology, problem solving, modelling and business operations. Modules explore design and materials, engineering mathematics, structural mechanics and bridge design. As well as technical skills, students gain the interpersonal skills needed to engage with colleagues at all levels. They are expected to graduate able to make a real contribution as civil engineers.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

Department

Engineering Science

Duration

5 years part-time

Start month

September

UK/international fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • This course follows the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Standard.
  • It's employer focused. Study with one-day release with and work-based learning.
  • Key learning in technology, problem solving, modelling, business operations, interpersonal skills and applied occupational experience.
  • Benefit from practical training. You'll earn while you study with flexible learning.

Civil Engineering


Hear Viktor's story about studying Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Science on our Medway Campus.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to our Degree Apprenticeship course. When you join us, you'll be taught by an experienced team whose expertise and knowledge closely reflects the modules of this course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, lab technicians, and external experts who provide guest lectures on some modules. Our PhD researchers also offer lab support, which our undergraduate students find very useful. Our teaching is research informed and over 65% of our teaching team holds a formal teaching qualification (a number that is growing annually).

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants must be employed by a sponsoring organisation. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring organisation.

Typical entry requirements for our engineering apprenticeship degrees are as follows:

112 UCAS points from:

  • A-levels (subjects may be specified by your employer)
  • An appropriate BTEC National award
  • A recognised Access to Engineering course
  • Other relevant qualifications, if accepted by your employer, including progression from an appropriate Level 3 apprenticeship programme
  • Relevant experience, including experience gained from voluntary activities.

You will also need GCSE in English (language or literature) and maths at grade 4/C, or equivalent qualifications.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

To be eligible for entry to this course you should be employed in this field.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

A common first year across Engineering programmes results in large lecture groups of 100+ students. However, in order to enhance your learning experience, practical class sizes typically vary from 5 to 30 students depending on the module. Similarly, tutorials operate in the same way as practical sessions with class sizes varying according to the nature of the module being studied.

Independent learning

As an apprentice, you spend the majority of your time in the workplace, gaining hands-on knowledge of the organisation and contributing to the effective running of the laboratory. Apprentices must allocate 20% of their time for learning outside the job, including self-study and attending university.

Apprentices are expected to work outside of their university contact hours to complete any additional reading, homework and tutorial preparation, and to work on their final assessment report for each module.

Overall workload

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

The cost of the apprenticeship can be paid by one of two methods:

The apprenticeship levy

The employer must pay into the apprenticeship levy to be eligible for this form of payment. Read more on the apprenticeship levy

Government sponsored

If the employer is classed as an SME (small/medium-sized enterprise), you are eligible for government sponsorship for up to 90% of the cost of the course. The employer has to pay the remaining 10%. The cost of the apprenticeship is the number of credits the students undertakes plus the cost of the End Point Assessment.

Please contact apprenticeships@greenwich.ac.uk for a bespoke cost as this varies from course to course.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course is a popular choice for furthering your career in your workplace.

Do you provide employability services?

It is expected that apprentices will already be in employment relating to your chosen discipline.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

On your first day, apprentices are allocated an Academic Mentor, who remains your first point of contact for the duration of your studies. The Academic Mentor plays a crucial role in helping apprentices feel a sense of belonging, and in guiding and supporting your journey.

The Academic Mentor is also available as a contact for employers, whether for queries or concerns, or to find out how their apprentices are progressing. Academic Mentors visit you and the employer at the workplace regularly, though it can also be arranged as a video/conference call.

Accommodation information

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