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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.

Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship programmes at Northumbria University are designed to support apprentices in acquiring the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviour and retain the integrity of the apprenticeship standard as defined by IFATE. For further details please consult the IFATE Apprenticeship standards / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education webpage here.

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.

Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship programmes at Northumbria University are designed to support apprentices in acquiring the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviour and retain the integrity of the apprenticeship standard as defined by IFATE. For further details please consult the IFATE Apprenticeship standards / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education webpage here.

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 2022

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Module Information

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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.

Entry Requirements 2022/23

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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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB4010 -

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (Core,20 Credits)

In this module, you will study the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and hydraulics. The module and its content will focus on the mathematics underlying the phenomena. . You will learn basic and advanced analysis techniques relevant to the subject matter.

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Geology and Soil Mechanics (Core,20 Credits)

This module provides an introduction to the Earth’s materials, their formation, development and behaviour and explores how they impact on considerations for site investigation and assessment. The module content will be based around the mathematics underlying the phenomena. You will learn about geological processes and structures and the formation, classification and erosion of rock and soils and the interpretation of geological maps .You will learn about basic soil mechanics that will form the core knowledge for geotechnical design.

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Site Investigation (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the key principles of site surveying and setting out using traditional and GPS approaches; you will learn introductory Geographical Information Systems and mapping in a civil engineering context. You will also learn the principles of site investigation as set out in Eurocode 7 Part 2 and similar international standards, including some appropriate tools for determining ground and groundwater conditions on site. Underlying this you will learn appropriate safety management techniques in the site investigation context.

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KB4007 -

Engineering Mathematics (Core,20 Credits)

Building upon your previous study of mathematics, you will study the mathematics underlying civil engineering, with particular reference to structural calculations, and focusing on choosing the correct mathematical approach to solve specific problems.

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KB4008 -

Structures (Core,20 Credits)

This module is an introduction to the analysis of structures covering the principles and techniques used to analyse simple structural elements.

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KB4009 -

Design and Materials (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the relevant principles of material science as applicable to common civil engineering materials, including steel, concrete and timber, as well as some more novel materials. You will learn how to select suitable materials for different civil engineering designs based on their likely loading, including both imposed and environmental loads (heat, flood etc.), and in the context of requiring a safe design. You will learn how to consider sustainable development in selecting materials for civil engineering design, including consideration of the whole life cycle. You will be introduced to the concept of limit state design and how Eurocodes and other relevant standards are set up and employed in design.

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Mathematics and Computing (Core,20 Credits)

This module provides an introduction to the concepts of scientific computing, numerical methods (used for the solution of mathematical problems encountered in engineering), data analysis and visualisation. You will begin by learning basic coding and programming concepts. You will make use of web-based interactive notebooks, which allow live code development, equations, visualizations and narrative text. You will apply your programming skills to analyse, plot, and visualise appropriate datasets from structural engineering problems in the workplace or linked to research at the University. You will be introduced to numerical methods that are used for the solution of structural engineering and other relevant problems.

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Structural Analysis and Modelling (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop your knowledge and understanding of structural analysis gained during Level 4 of your degree apprenticeship so that you can analyse more complex and realistic structural systems and can apply industry approaches to structural modelling in a practical and useful way.

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Structural Engineering Design (Core,20 Credits)

In this module, you will apply structural engineering knowledge gained earlier in your apprenticeship or independently researched at the time to make an individual contribution to design work being carried out at your workplace or, exceptionally, at the workplace of another employer participating in the Northumbria Civil Engineering Apprenticeship Hub. You will work as part of a team and will be involved in scoping and designing a structural engineering project. Part of this will involve detailed design of structural or other components, using Eurocodes or equivalent relevant standards. You will also apply relevant modelling and calculation methods and will consider appropriate construction methods for your designs. You will evaluate the data on which your design is based and account for the uncertainties in it, considering design risks as appropriate, and communicate it through specifications, models and other relevant methods.

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KB5015 -

Hydrology and Environmental Engineering (Core,20 Credits)

This module covers hydrology and environmental engineering, focusing on the importance of these areas to understanding and managing water resources and the natural environment.

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KB5016 -

Geotechnical Engineering Design (Core,20 Credits)

This module covers the theory and practice of geotechnical engineering design. The module content will be based around the mathematics underlying the phenomena. Design to Eurocode 7 is addressed, along with a basic introduction to geotechnical modelling. Throughout, the emphasis is on designing geotechnical structures in the context of civil and structural engineering projects.

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Civil Engineering Design (Core,20 Credits)

In this module, you will apply civil engineering knowledge gained earlier in your apprenticeship or independently researched at the time to make an individual contribution to design work being carried out at your workplace or, exceptionally, at the workplace of another employer participating in the Northumbria Civil Engineering Apprenticeship Hub. You will work as part of a team and will be involved in scoping and designing a civil engineering project. Part of this will involve detailed design of environmental, geotechnical or hydraulic engineering components, using Eurocodes or equivalent relevant standards. You will also apply consistent modelling and calculation methods and will consider appropriate construction methods for your designs. You will evaluate the data on which your design is based and account for the uncertainties in it, considering design risks as appropriate, and communicate it using specifications, models and other relevant methods.

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KB6013 -

Highways and Railways (Core,20 Credits)

This module covers the design and maintenance of highway and railway systems, from planning and route selection to the detailed design of components and their subsequent maintenance.

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KB6014 -

Contracts, Management and BIM (Core,20 Credits)

This module covers the legal and contractual framework for civil engineering projects, relevant regulatory issues, and the planning and management of civil engineering construction, including the use of digital engineering solutions popularly known as Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Design Management and Interdisciplinary Design (Core,20 Credits)

In this module, you undertake a role of significant leadership in one or more design projects being undertaken in your workplace, or, exceptionally, in that of another employer participating in the Northumbria University Civil Engineering Appprenticeship Hub. You will be engaged in the full range of design processes, including evaluating client and user’s needs, researching and developing design options, communicating with stakeholders, planning and managing the design process. You will use your skills and knowledge gained earlier in the programme, and other expertise you research as you complete the module, to make specific technical contributions to the design. You will integrate knowledge and understanding from other engineering disciplines relevant to your design, for example from colleagues in a mechanical and electrical or process engineering team. Reflective participation in all these activities will allow you to develop as a designer and leader in your employer’s business.

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Research Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module is your opportunity to engage in research into a topic of relevance to the civil engineering industry in general and/or your employer in particular. You will learn research skills and apply them to investigate your chosen topic, culminating in the writing of a thesis communicating your findings and explaining their meaning. Throughout you will consider wider issues such as health and safety, sustainability and ethics.

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Professional Practice and Preparation for MPR (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the requirements for the End-Point Assessment (EPA) of your Apprenticeship and for the Member Professional Review (MPR) with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This will include a thorough revision of, and reflection on your achievement of the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Civil Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship standard and the attributes of an incorporated engineer as set out by the Engineering Council UK and the ICE. You will learn the documentation requirements and the format of the EPA/MPR interview and exams. You will have the opportunity to prepare documents, including a report, your CV and your Continuing Professional Development record, and to receive feedback on them before they are submitted for EPA/MPR. You will also have the opportunity to practice appropriate interview techniques and exam questions on Management, Health and Safety and Sustainability and Environment. As a background to this, you will be encouraged to reflect on issues such as safety, professional ethics and integrity and on sustainability, client liaison and on the management of the civil engineering design process.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB4007 -

Engineering Mathematics (Core,20 Credits)

Building upon your previous study of mathematics, you will study the mathematics underlying civil engineering, with particular reference to structural calculations, and focusing on choosing the correct mathematical approach to solve specific problems.

More information

KB4008 -

Structures (Core,20 Credits)

This module is an introduction to the analysis of structures covering the principles and techniques used to analyse simple structural elements.

More information

KB4009 -

Design and Materials (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the relevant principles of material science as applicable to common civil engineering materials, including steel, concrete and timber, as well as some more novel materials. You will learn how to select suitable materials for different civil engineering designs based on their likely loading, including both imposed and environmental loads (heat, flood etc.), and in the context of requiring a safe design. You will learn how to consider sustainable development in selecting materials for civil engineering design, including consideration of the whole life cycle. You will be introduced to the concept of limit state design and how Eurocodes and other relevant standards are set up and employed in design.

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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