|2 years full-time||Foundation, Undergraduate|
This is a new course and we are accepting applications for 2017/18 entry. Register your interest now.
Please note on successful completion of this course you can progress to the one-year Flood and Coastal Engineering BSc
About the course
Our two-year foundation degree has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency to address the increasing demand for flood engineering professionals.
This course offers around 20 sponsored places, covering university tuition fees for the duration of the two-year course. The first and second year follow the same structure with the majority of the first six months spent at Brunel, and then the following six months at your selected workplace, which may be at an environment agency or local authority office across England. You will be asked to indicate your preferred locations and you will receive a training allowance of £1,000 per month (HMRC tax and NI exempt) while on each six-month placement. Environment Agency sponsorship will be subject to interview. As workplace training is part of the course, for those students not securing Environment Agency sponsorship, alternative workplace training placements will be made available. Sponsorship arrangements may also be available but cannot be guaranteed.
The FdSc in Flood and Coastal Engineering has been designed following the guidance of the Joint Board of Moderators and is currently pending accreditation by both the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The course is part of a programme suite that offers a full student pathway from grass roots to chartered engineering status. Following successful completion of this course, you will have the academic qualification for Engineering Technician status. You can proceed to the Flood and Coastal Engineering BSc (Hons) course available as a two-year, part-time or one-year, full-time programme to gain the academic qualification for Incorporated Engineer, and then to an Engineering MSc course to gain the educational base to achieve Chartered Engineer status.
There is currently a shortage of people with appropriate skills and experience to meet the challenge of delivering successful flood management. Flooding affects millions worldwide. It ruins homes, destroys livelihoods and threatens lives.
In order to develop its pipeline of capable flood engineers, the Environment Agency has commissioned Brunel University London and HR Wallingford to develop this exciting new course, to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for a successful career in flood risk management. Whether you choose this course as your first degree or consider a career change, this degree presents excellent and exciting career opportunities.
It is an excellent choice for anybody interested in the environment and in engineering. You must have, or expect to have, an A-level or BTEC qualification in Mathematics in order to succeed in some elements of the course.