Flood and Coastal Engineering FdSc

Brunel University London

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Flooding affects millions worldwide. As a global issue that is strongly influenced by a changing climate, flood engineering offers an exciting and fulfilling career that combines engineering knowledge and skill with managing significant environmental impacts.

The FdSc is a two year, full time programme developed in partnership with the Environment Agency to address the growing need for capable flood engineers in the UK. This course will equip you with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding for a successful career in flood risk management.

This course offers a minimum of 20 sponsored places, covering university tuition fees and a training allowance whilst on placement. It also provides the academic qualification to support Engineering Technician (EngTech) status and is equivalent to Level 1 + 2 of a BSc.

Key features include:

  •  An innovative, industry-led academic programme.
  •  At least 20 sponsored places available, covering full university tuition fees.
  • Two, paid, six-month placements at £1,000 per month (HMRC tax and NI exempt), in the Environment Agency or local authority flood teams, applying your academic knowledge and developing your career.
  • A professional development programme complimenting the academic teaching, to support your rise to Engineering Technician, and onwards to Chartered Engineer.
  • Summer school at degree partner, HR Wallingford; the world-leading civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation with expertise in flood risk assessment and management.
  • Ability to apply for roles in local authorities and the Environment Agency in year 2, and to continue into your final BSc year part-time whilst working, with financial support for fees.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, CIWEM

Successful completion of the FdSc can lead to the Level 3 BSc (Top Up) degree programme to gain your honours degree and support the academic status for Incorporated Engineer. Alternatively, you can gain some industry experience first and take the BSc top-up at a later time. The BSc is available as a two-year, part-time; or one-year, full-time programme.

Once you’ve completed the BSc, you can progress to the Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc to gain the educational basis for Chartered Engineer status.

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