BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Flood and Coastal Engineering FdSc

Foundation  |  Placement Year:   No

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 a minimum of 20 sponsored places, covering university tuition fees and a training allowance whilst on placement for the duration of the two-year course. Non-sponsored places are also available.

The first and second year follow the same structure with 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 Risk Management Authority office across England. You will be asked to indicate your preferred location 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. Alternative workplace training placements will be made for students who do not receive Environment Agency sponsorship. *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. 

Programme description

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 a minimum of 20 sponsored places, covering university tuition fees and a training allowance whilst on placement for the duration of the two-year course. Non-sponsored places are also available.

The first and second year follow the same structure with 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 Risk Management Authority office across England. You will be asked to indicate your preferred location 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. Alternative workplace training placements will be made for students who do not receive Environment Agency sponsorship. *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. 

Key Modules
  • GPA 4.0 or 75%

75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
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 will gain knowledge of a range of specialist engineering and flood risk topics, alongside guest lectures and experiences from the Environment Agency and other flood industry partners.

FdSc Year 1

  • Analytical Methods and Skills for Flood and Coastal Engineers 
  • Surveying, Drawing, GIS and CAD 
  • River and Coastal Engineering Science 
  • Engineering and Environmental Materials
  • Project Management, Health and Safety Risk Management 
  • Flood and Coastal Engineering Placement Year 1 (workplace training) 
  • Summer School 

FdSc Year 2

  • Structural and Geotechnical Design and Flood Defence Structures 
  • Environmental Hydraulics and Design 
  • River and Coastal Asset Management, Legal Matters and Governance 
  • Hydrological Modelling and Flood Estimation
  • Civil Contingencies, Flood Resilience and Local Flood Risk Design
  • Flood and Coastal Engineering Placement Year 2 (workplace training) 
Entry Requirements

Relevant roles for flood engineering graduates, include:

  • Building detailed flood models to describe flood risk
  • Providing 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
  • Developing flood protection schemes
  • Maintaining and enhancing rivers and flood risk assets
  • Raising awareness of flood risk and the steps people can take to protect themselves
  • Building strong partnerships with other risk management authorities, key national stakeholders and communities at risk
  • Business planning, managing projects and leading and inspiring teams, plus much more
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 years
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