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Brunel University London

Flood and Coastal Engineering

UCAS Code: F856

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including B in Mathematics or Physics

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in engineering subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or Physics

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

including H3 in Mathematics or Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in engineering subject and A level grade B in Maths or Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in engineering subject and A levels grade BC, including grade B in Maths or Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in engineering subject with Distinctions in Further Engineering Mathematics and Dynamic Principles in Practice

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including B in Mathematics or Physics

UCAS Tariff

104-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental engineering

This exciting Flood and Coastal Engineering foundation degree has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency to address the growing need for capable flood engineers in the UK, and has funded places available.

The course is led by Brunel and delivered in partnership with HR Wallingford, a world-renowned civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.

You’ll be introduced to engineering, the environment and flood risk, and your learning will be focused on the flooding hazard across the UK. This flood and coastal engineering course will provide you with the skills to effectively deal with the issues of flooding and coastal management, allowing you to become a flood engineer of the future.

During the course, you’ll have access to Brunel’s testing facilities that include hydraulic benches and flumes. In addition, you’ll benefit from the hydraulics testing facility at HR Wallingford, the largest in the UK. Their world-class test facilities include: wave basins; tsunami generator; and remote controlled river survey boats.

To complement your professional development, there are arranged visits to Environment Agency sites where you'll enjoy a series of seminars from invited guest speakers. There’s also the opportunity to go to conferences and exhibitions where you’ll network with key water industry professionals.

Throughout the first two terms of both years, you’ll study the taught modules and then you’ll go on placement for six months at either the Environment Agency or a local authority. During your first year placement rotation, there’s also the residential summer school at HR Wallingford. Here you’ll participate in challenging team building tasks such as the design, build and testing of your own flood product. As well as this, you’ll go on additional civil engineering site visits and look at flood protection projects.

During your two placements, you’ll be mentored by an industry professional and will gain real-life experience on what it’s like to be an engineer in the water industry. The experience obtained on placement and in the first year summer school plays a major role in developing your professional skills and readiness for work.

Our flood and coastal engineering course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and is pending accreditation by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and is studied full-time over two years.

On successful completion of the course, you’ll have the full educational base to apply for Engineering Technician (EngTech) status. You’ll also have the technical basis to complete the BSc top-up in Flood and Coastal Engineering.

Modules

Typical modules

Year 1
Mathematics, Data Handling and Structural Engineering
River and Coastal Form, Process, Design and Environmental Assessment
Summer School

Year 2
Flood and Coastal Risk Management
Flood and Coastal Engineering Research Report

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,720
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

This course offers a minimum of 20 sponsored places, covering university tuition fees and a training allowance whilst on placement for the duration of the two-year course. Non-sponsored places are also available.

The Environment Agency also provides sponsorship for those progressing onto the BSc where the applicant has secured employment with the Environment Agency or a Risk Management Authority.

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
low
Environmental engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Engineering professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

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