BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Flood and Coastal Engineering

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Developed as the top-up BSc (Hons) course for students who progress from our Foundation Degree, this course aims to give you the experience and skills you need to become an ambitious engineer to protect communities against flooding.

You will study this as a two-year, part-time degree if you have a sponsored place, or one-year, full-time if you are self-funding. Learning through intense modules and distance learning whilst in the workplace, you will enhance your knowledge of structural design, geotechnics and how to mitigate risk through environmental assessment and strategic management. This is while developing your skills in hydraulic modelling, flood estimation and engineering design.

This degree programme has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency to address their future need for flood engineering professionals. The course is led by Brunel University London’s Department of Civil Engineering, and is co-delivered with HR Wallingford the world-leading, independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.  The combination of Brunel and HR Wallingford teaching this degree programme brings an exciting academic and professional taught programme, with a focus on practical understanding and preparing the student for both their future career and professional accreditation.

The BSc 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 can proceed to an Engineering MSc course to enable you to gain the educational base to achieve Chartered Engineer status.

Programme description

Developed as the top-up BSc (Hons) course for students who progress from our Foundation Degree, this course aims to give you the experience and skills you need to become an ambitious engineer to protect communities against flooding.

You will study this as a two-year, part-time degree if you have a sponsored place, or one-year, full-time if you are self-funding. Learning through intense modules and distance learning whilst in the workplace, you will enhance your knowledge of structural design, geotechnics and how to mitigate risk through environmental assessment and strategic management. This is while developing your skills in hydraulic modelling, flood estimation and engineering design.

This degree programme has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency to address their future need for flood engineering professionals. The course is led by Brunel University London’s Department of Civil Engineering, and is co-delivered with HR Wallingford the world-leading, independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.  The combination of Brunel and HR Wallingford teaching this degree programme brings an exciting academic and professional taught programme, with a focus on practical understanding and preparing the student for both their future career and professional accreditation.

The BSc 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 can proceed to an Engineering MSc course to enable you to gain the educational base to achieve Chartered Engineer status.

Key Modules

As the sponsor of the programme, the Environment Agency aims to secure a large, continual intake of new graduates to become the flood engineers of the future. Together with other flood risk management authorities, NGOs and civil engineering companies, relevant roles for flood and coastal engineering BSc graduates, include:

  • Building detailed flood models to describe flood risk
  • Developing and building flood protection schemes
  • Maintaining and enhancing rivers and flood risk assets
  • Providing expert advice about waves, estuarine, coastal, river and surface water flood risk
  • Delivering a 24/7 incident response service
  • Providing advice and guidance to communities at risk, flood risk management authorities and developers.
Module & Subject

The ethos of Flood and Coastal Engineering at Brunel stems from the initial formation of the University as a technological institution in the mid-1960s. Although you may move on to project management and supervision roles, we feel it’s important that your knowledge is firmly based on an understanding of how things are done in the real world. By the time students graduate, they have an impressive portfolio of work experience, certificates, industry contacts and skills.  Our programme’s components and partnership with HR Wallingford ensure that you gain knowledge on a range of specialist engineering and flood risk topics, alongside guest lectures and experiences from the Environment Agency and other flood industry partners.

Year 1 (if taught as two years part-time)

  • Maths, Data Handling and Structural Engineering
  • River and Coastal Form, Process, Design and Environmental Assessment  
  • Summer School

Year 2 (if taught as two years part-time)

  • Flood, Drought and Coastal Risk Management
  • Research Report
Entry Requirements
  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER