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Civil engineers shape the world. They design, construct, manage, operate, maintain, repair and upgrade the infrastructure that underpins civilised life: water supply, drainage, highways, railways, ports and harbours, coastal and flood defences, structures and many other things on which people depend every day.

Undertaking the Northumbria BEng (hons) Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship is an excellent way to enter this varied, exciting and vital career, and so help make the world a better place.

This programme will equip apprentices with thorough theory-based understanding and the practical skills needed for a career as a professional civil engineer, taking responsibility for the creation, design, implementation and management of a variety of civil engineering projects both in the UK and worldwide.

Northumbria’s Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme has been designed to satisfy the requirements of the IFA Apprenticeship Standard Civil Engineer (Degree) as well as the requirements of the Joint Board of Moderators for a degree programme accredited as BEng, satisfying the requirements for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and, with appropriate further learning afterwards, the requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Specifically, the programme is designed to progress apprentices to IEng registration as part of the apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA), immediately after successful completion of the BEng (hons) degree. This will allow apprenticeship graduates to make accelerated career progression, taking immediate personal responsibility for the design, implementation and management of projects.

Apprentices on this programme will be part of Northumbria’s Civil Engineering Apprenticeship Hub, which is a collaborative venture by the University and civil engineering employers, both nationally and locally. Participating in this Hub will allow apprentices to benefit from knowledge exchange among a varied community of practice, with a wide variety of specialisms covering the whole civil engineering sector. Northumbria degree apprenticeship graduates will remain a member of the Hub throughout their career, benefiting from opportunities for life-long learning and skills enhancement.

*SUBJECT TO VALIDATION*

Civil engineers shape the world. They design, construct, manage, operate, maintain, repair and upgrade the infrastructure that underpins civilised life: water supply, drainage, highways, railways, ports and harbours, coastal and flood defences, structures and many other things on which people depend every day.

Undertaking the Northumbria BEng (hons) Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship is an excellent way to enter this varied, exciting and vital career, and so help make the world a better place.

This programme will equip apprentices with thorough theory-based understanding and the practical skills needed for a career as a professional civil engineer, taking responsibility for the creation, design, implementation and management of a variety of civil engineering projects both in the UK and worldwide.

Northumbria’s Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme has been designed to satisfy the requirements of the IFA Apprenticeship Standard Civil Engineer (Degree) as well as the requirements of the Joint Board of Moderators for a degree programme accredited as BEng, satisfying the requirements for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and, with appropriate further learning afterwards, the requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Specifically, the programme is designed to progress apprentices to IEng registration as part of the apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA), immediately after successful completion of the BEng (hons) degree. This will allow apprenticeship graduates to make accelerated career progression, taking immediate personal responsibility for the design, implementation and management of projects.

Apprentices on this programme will be part of Northumbria’s Civil Engineering Apprenticeship Hub, which is a collaborative venture by the University and civil engineering employers, both nationally and locally. Participating in this Hub will allow apprentices to benefit from knowledge exchange among a varied community of practice, with a wide variety of specialisms covering the whole civil engineering sector. Northumbria degree apprenticeship graduates will remain a member of the Hub throughout their career, benefiting from opportunities for life-long learning and skills enhancement.

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
5 years Part-Time

Department
Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or September 2021

Fee Information

Apprentices on the Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship will have thorough grounding in the knowledge, understanding and skills required by a professional civil engineer, which will take place via a series of University modules accessed via interactive presentations, online tutorials complemented by online or telephone advice, attendance at classes for tutorials, laboratory and problem-based exercises undertaken in groups with other students, and a range of activities such as visits to construction sites.

Over the 5 year programme apprentices will learn the following key modules:

Level 4

Engineering Mathematics

Structures

Design and Materials

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

Geology and Soil Mechanics

Site Investigation

Academic Skills (non-credit bearing)


Level 5

Mathematics and Computing

Structural Analysis and Modelling

Contracts, Management and BIM

 

Hydrology and Environmental Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering Design

Highways and Railways


Level 6

Infrastructure and Society

Interdisciplinary Design

Research Project

Professional Practice and Preparation for MPR

Full module information for the programme will be released following validation.

Apprentices are required to attend the University, for induction and then on a regular basis. University-based learning will be delivered in a highly flexible manner, with block release or day release options being able to be agreed with the employer and the University, to suit the needs of both the apprentice and organisation.

During university attendance, apprentices will take part in seminars to support understanding of civil engineering theory, in laboratories to further cement learning of theoretical principles and to research relevant physical phenomena, and group exercises with other students. Attendance days will also be used to schedule visits to construction sites and other destinations relevant to the programme.

Each module on the programme will include a range of learning materials such as presentations, notes, tutorial questions, and other resources such as video links. It will also show the assessment plan for that module, including the submission date, date for return of marks and feedback and the marking criteria to be used. All of these resources will be arranged into a convenient learning journey, identifying what needs to be studied each week of the programme.

Assessment

The majority of assessments will be coursework based and in addition there will also be a small number of exams in preparation for the End Point Assessment of the apprenticeship. These will be undertaken under controlled conditions either in the University or another agreed location.

Additional Support for Learning

A workplace mentor will be on hand on a frequent basis, and will make suitable arrangements with the apprentice to meet to provide support for workplace learning.

Academic staff within the University will be regularly available and can be contacted either in person, when on campus, or by telephone. They are also widely available by email.

 

 

 

In partnership with Northumbria University, the employer will support the learner at work to achieve their apprenticeship. Whilst studying, the apprentice will be required to work full-time, for at least 30 hours a week, and will be supported through learning at work to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

In the workplace, the apprentice will be allocated a workplace mentor. This will be a Supervising Civil Engineer or equivalent. The employer must give apprentices time to study towards their apprenticeship.

The workplace mentor’s role is to monitor the apprentice’s Initial Professional Development as they work towards registration as a professional engineer at the end of the programme. As part of this, they will help to reflect on the University learning and workplace activities, and identify how the learning can be applied effectively, allocating appropriate work tasks to achieve this. Supervising Civil Engineers are managed and trained by the Institution of Civil Engineers as part of the Institution’s support for professional qualifications.

Both the apprentice and their mentor / line manager will be supported by Northumbria University throughout the programme, including access to online support materials. Whilst off-campus and in the workplace, students will have access to our technology-enhanced learning (TEL) facilities which provide access to module information, electronic reading lists and online learning resources such as podcasts, e-books and e-journals.

The employer covers all tuition fees for the apprentice, the total payment required depends on the organisation’s apprenticeship levy status.

Students studying an apprenticeship do not pay any tuition fees, however, as they are in full-time employment they do not have student status and therefore are not entitled to apply for student finance.  

To discuss the fees for this apprenticeship in detail or to explore signing an agreement with the university, complete the enquiry form below and someone from our Business and Enterprise team will be in touch shortly.

 Enquire now about this apprenticeship:

We guide both employer and employee through the application and funding process and will be on hand to assist you during the apprenticeship journey.

To start the application process for either current employees or new recruits contact our Business and Enterprise team today by email or complete our online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can call 0191 227 3251.

All students are required to be in full-time employment to study the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship. If you are interested in studying this apprenticeship and you are in current full-time employment complete our online enquiry form.

If you are not in full-time employment but would like to study this apprenticeship programme, discover our recruitment opportunities below. Alternatively, visit our vacancies page for information on all apprenticeship opportunities currently available.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Admission onto a higher or degree apprenticeship can only take place if applicants are currently employed and their employer has a training agreement in place with Northumbria University.

Applicants must be employed in a relevant role, with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts directly to their personal and professional work experience.

Potential apprentices will need:

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-levels, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate.

We may also consider applicants who have successfully completed a related Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or those with non-standard qualifications, or a significant amount of relevant work-based or professional experience.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.

Subject Requirements:

Grade B in A-level Mathematics and another analytical science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Physics or Technology), or recognised equivalents.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

GCSE Requirements:

It is a condition that you have GCSE grades C/4 or above in English Language and Maths, or Functional Skills English or Maths at level 2 by the End Point Assessment period of your Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Admission onto a higher or degree apprenticeship can only take place if applicants are currently employed and their employer has a training agreement in place with Northumbria University.

Applicants must be employed in a relevant role, with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts directly to their personal and professional work experience.

Potential apprentices will need:

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-levels, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate.

We may also consider applicants who have successfully completed a related Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or those with non-standard qualifications, or a significant amount of relevant work-based or professional experience.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.

Subject Requirements:

Grade B in A-level Mathematics and another analytical science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Physics or Technology), or recognised equivalents.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

GCSE Requirements:

It is a condition that you have GCSE grades C/4 or above in English Language and Maths, or Functional Skills English or Maths at level 2 by the End Point Assessment period of your Apprenticeship.

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