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University of Portsmouth

Civil Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


112-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels including an A level in a numerical subjects. General Studies is not normally accepted.

112-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics, Science or Technology based).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 48-50 to include a Principal subject in numerical subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, including a Higher Level in a numerical subject.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4-H3,H3,H3,H3,H3


To include a Higher Level in a numerical subject. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DMM-DDM

Must be in a relevant subject.

112-120 points to include an Advanced Level numerical subject. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including an A level in a numerical subject. *Please note: General Studies is not normally accepted.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Civil engineering

**Overview**

Do you have what it takes to plan, design, construct and manage large-scale building projects, from roads to skyscrapers? Do you want to earn a salary and get valuable on-the-job experience while you study for a civil engineering degree?

On this 5-year BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree apprenticeship course, you’ll get to grips with the theory, methods and skills needed for a career in civil engineering in the city that gave the world Isambard Kingdom Brunel and get valuable on-the-job experience.

You'll spend 1 day a week studying for your degree and the other 4 days in work. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything. Degree apprenticeships are suitable for anyone over 18, whether you've just finished school or college or you've already started your career.

You’ll learn how to design, construct, operate and maintain the infrastructure that supports everything from buildings and transportation to public amenities.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

At the end of the course, you'll undergo an End Point Assessment (EPA). This is the formal Professional Review for IEng Registration with the Institution of Civil Engineers. When you complete this, your employer may encourage you to proceed to CEng Registration.

**What you'll experience**

On this degree apprenticeship course you'll:

Create your own designs and models

- Carry out materials and structures testing, fluid flow modelling and soil investigation

- Use our environmental laboratory located at a sewage treatment works

- Apply your skills to practical problems as part of our partnerships with local and global organisations

- Get out of the classroom and workplace with visits to the Isle of Wight and construction sites around the city

- Enjoy insights from industry specialists – recent guest speakers include practitioners from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Atkins, Stantec, Portsmouth Water, Mott MacDonald, Portsmouth City Council, Colas and WSP

- Study and work with students from other related disciplines, complementing the experience you'll get at work

- Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge

- Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree

- Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor

You'll typically go to university one day a week for around 30 weeks every year to attend lectures, seminars, laboratory and software classes, workshops and field trips. On the weeks you don't go to University, you'll still spend 20% of your time studying or training away from your normal working environment.

**Careers and opportunities**

The skills you develop on this course are sought after by employers in fields such as:

- civil and structural engineering

- civil engineering contracting

- construction engineering

After you finish your apprenticeship, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"I previously found it hard to balance college work during the day and part-time retail work in the evenings, so the degree apprenticeship is a perfect way to earn whilst I learn. My responsibilities at work have given me experience that I can apply in the learning environment as well as confidence which helps with assessments such as presentations." Tom Colbeck, Degree Apprentice

Modules

What you'll study on this BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. In each year, you need to study modules worth 60–80 credits.

Year 1

Core modules:

Construction Management and Practice
Engineering Analysis
Professional Development 1
Soils and Materials 1

Year 2

Core modules:

Introduction to Project Management Principles
Professional Development 2
Understanding Structures - Analysis and Design
Water and Environmental Engineering

Optional modules:

Construction Management and Practice

Year 3

Core modules:

Behaviour of Structures
Numerical Skills
Soils and Materials 2

Optional modules:

Professional Development 2

Year 4

Core modules:

Design of Structural Elements
Professional Development 3
Research and Individual Project

Year 5

Core modules:

Integrated Civil Engineering Design Project
Soils and Materials 3

Assessment methods

How you'll be assessed

You'll be assessed through:

closed and open book exams
problem-based coursework and professional style reports
computer-based portfolios
group presentations
dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

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%
med
Civil 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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

87%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Engineering professionals
9%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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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