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The Civil Engineering Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) and a qualification leading towards Chartered Civil Engineer status.
Civil engineers provide technical and management input to develop design solutions for complex civil engineering problems. They work as part of a team of engineers and other construction professionals through the development, design, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance, of civil engineering infrastructure.
The apprenticeship provides a broad skills base, making our graduates eligible for work in areas including sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics (engineering behaviour of earth materials), materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.
A civil engineer may work in either public or private sector organisations, including local authorities, central government departments and agencies, engineering consultancy practices, contracting Òrms and research and development organisations
Civil engineering is all about designing, building and maintaining things that can change the world. Roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings have all played an integral role in how the human race has developed. LSBU is keen to provide a sustainable approach to modern civil engineering satisfying the current requirements of both companies and society.
The full apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found on the IfA website.
Ranked 3rd for teaching quality in the UK (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
5 years + EPA
You'll study theory and practice relating to the many diverse areas of civil engineering. You’ll have an active role in a blend of lectures combined with laboratory, workshop and computer-based sessions.
By studying the apprenticeship route, you gain real world work experience from the start of your course combined with a better understanding and analysis of your daily tasks, building skills and contacts, giving you an edge on graduation.
Civil engineers deliver a vital service in ensuring the safe, well-resourced construction of a huge range of projects in the built and natural environment, from transport networks to Olympic stadia.
The careers opportunities available to graduates of civil engineering are very diverse: water engineer involved in dams and sea defences; highways engineer involved in designing and building road networks; structural engineers for either, amongst others, built environment or bridges; and many more!
Diversification into management, engineering research or professions that value a numerical degree such as accountancy or banking are also possible. Wherever an economy is strong there is an increase in demand for professionally qualified civil engineers, so overseas travel is possible.
Regardless of what is being built, civil engineers typically undertake site surveys and feasibility studies, analysing the risks of a project and coming up with designs to meet the challenges. They work with engineers and scientists from a wide range of backgrounds, assembling the right team of contractors for the job and overseeing their work as the build begins. Additionally, they manage budgets and ensure that all relevant legal requirements of the new construction are met.
They provide progress reports to their clients and play a crucial central role throughout the project until the building is finished. At that point, a Civil Engineer often draws up and hands over protocols for the maintenance and servicing of the construction.
Recent graduates have gone onto roles in structural, water, public health, transportation and geotechnical branches of the civil engineering and building industry, working for consultants, contractors and government authorities.
If you graduate from this course, you will be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level, including for a place on our full-time or part-time MSc Civil Engineering or MSc Structural Engineering.
Graduates from this course are also accepted for a wide range of MSc research degrees in engineering and also for MBA programmes. The course is accredited and you can gain Chartered Engineer status through further accredited learning at postgraduate level.
By completing the apprenticeship route, you’ll have the advantage of having real-world work experience, working in a role related to your area of study. This will give you a competitive edge among other graduates when you complete your apprenticeship standard.
During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, who can help you develop your skills through the Careers Gym workshops and presentations. Our JobShop advisers support students and graduates with finding the right job for them.
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
The on-the-job part of your apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to work and network with other professionals in the industry.
Civil Engineering courses have been taught at LSBU for several decades and our alumni occupy senior positions throughout the world. Their feedback, combined with our Industrial Advisory Panel, keep our courses up-to-date with the needs of international employers. The course is particularly strong in its structural and geotechnical engineering content and recently students have won national competitions for their structural design work.
Our industrial partners help our academic staff to maintain a balance between academic requirements and up-to-date industrial practice with regular meetings and visits to their companies.
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as:
A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.
See the JBM website for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.
Some modules include field work and site visits, which may be residential or outside the United Kingdom, ranging from three to five days. These are organised by the Division and students may be required to make a contribution towards the cost. If outside the UK, students will be advised of any visa or passport requirements.
One day visits to construction sites and other installations are arranged on a regular basis. See some of our recent site visits.
Five years of winning prizes in national structural design competitions against other universities is further testimony to the strength of the teaching team. Everyone teaching is also active in research and/or consultancy work, which together with input from visiting industrial experts keeps the course up to date for the industry requirements.
As a BEng programme, this course encourages you to acquire a deeper understanding of the essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of civil engineering and the science and mathematics which underpin it. Many recruiters will look favourably on BEng graduates for this reason.
The Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of on the job learning, as well as both structured and self-directed study.
The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 66 months: 60 months to complete the degree and another 6 months to move towards the gateway and End Point Assessment (EPA), but this will depend on the previous experience of the apprentice.
Advanced entry requirements can be consulted with the academic and administrative staff.
Comprised of on the job learning in a relevant job role as well as structured and independent learning, the apprenticeship route is a way to learn both theory and practice alongside each other.
Part time day release: apprentices attend university once a week for two semesters. Semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from January to June.
Assessment of the academic element of this apprenticeship will consist of course work, exams and timed assessments. There will be formal lectures, study guides, course notes, directed reading, class tutorials, assignments, small group projects, workshops and laboratories.
Before undertaking the End Point Assessment, you will provide evidence of satisfactory completion of all aspects of the apprenticeship programme: accredited civil engineering degree, employer agreed formal training plan and CPD records; level 2 Maths and English; employer confirmation and request for end point assessment.
The End Point Assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship programme. During the EPA you will demonstrate your acquired competence and skills during your professional career whilst undertaking your degree. This is the reason for the EPA being a professional assessment rather than an academic one.
It is comprised of: a written report (4500 to 5000 words) prior to a presentation and structured interview supported by a written exam (3 questions related to industry knowledge relevant to the apprenticeship standard).
Senior Lecturer: Structural Analysis, Design and Geotechnics, Division of Civil and Building Services
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5 years + EPA
An Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of a programme of study, an End Point Assessment and on-the-job learning. This means that in addition to meeting academic requirements, you’ll need to be employed in a role related to your apprenticeship. The process of applying depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you.
If you are employed and your employer has confirmed they will support your apprenticeship:
You are welcome to submit an application via our application system. You’ll need to provide details of your employment/employer as part of the application. You’ll also need to ensure you and your employer meet the requirements – find out who can be an apprentice to see if you meet the entry requirements and employer commitments to find out more about your employer’s role.
If you are not employed:
If you’re a prospective apprentice, you can find out more about who can be an apprentice on our student pages.
Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.
Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.
There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.
We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
The cost of the apprenticeship is paid fully by the employer (sometimes part funded by the government) through apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is a pot of money some companies pay into, which all businesses have access to spend on the training costs of apprenticeships. Companies fall into two categories: levy-payers (who pay into the pot) and non-levy payers (who do not). You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers
The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.
Apprenticeship standards are all assigned a funding band by the Government – these funding bands are the maximum amount the Government will fund via the levy towards a given apprenticeship standard. There are currently 30 funding bands ranging from £1,000 to £27,000.
Employers with less than 50 staff sending an apprentice aged 16-18 will have 100% of the training costs paid by the government. All employers who employ an apprentice aged 16-18 on the first day of teaching will receive a £1,000 incentive from the government. You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers.
Some modules include field work and site visits. There may be field trips organised which may be residential or outside the United Kingdom, ranging from three to five days. These are organised by the Division and students may be required to contribute towards the cost. If outside the UK, students will be advised of any visa or passport requirements.
Lloyd is studying part-time and has recently won the Jean Venables medal for newly qualified engineering technicians.
The Constructionarium is a national learning facility created for civil engineering undergraduates to gain a practical site experience. Spread over six days, the Constructionarium allows students to develop practical skills and establish working links with industry.