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BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering [degree apprenticeship]

Institution code: 
Suffolk New College


Five years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).


This Degree Apprenticeship programme is designed for those interested in working as designers, engineers or managers within the Civil Engineering and Construction industry and who are employed as apprentices by their employer. It provides a thorough grounding in the role and function of the Civil Engineer and their many specialist areas of practice.

Apprentices will come from a variety of employment backgrounds including general civil engineering, local government, highways management, structural design and specialist subcontracting  companies. Apprentices study the environmental impact of construction activity, engineering principles, contracts management and mathematics as well as a wide range of theoretical and practical subjects including materials technology, structures, geology, and hydraulics using the extensively equipped laboratory.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Civil Engineering Technology A (Mandatory)
Mathematics A (Mandatory)
Engineering and Sustainable Development (Mandatory)
Materials Technology A (Mandatory)
Engineering Concepts (Mandatory)
Surveying and Setting Out (Mandatory)
Mathematics B (Mandatory)
Civil Engineering Technology B (Mandatory)
Soil Mechanics (Mandatory)
Structural Analysis & Design A (Mandatory)
Contractual and Procurement Procedures (Mandatory)
Engineering Research & Practice (Mandatory)
Structural Analysis & Design B (Mandatory)
Geotechnics & Hydraulics (Mandatory)
Materials Technology B (Mandatory)
Contract Law & Administration (Mandatory)
Dissertation (Mandatory)

Fees and finance

The Civil Engineering [degree apprenticeship] is offered only to students undertaking the course as part of their employment. Apprenticeship training will therefore be funded directly by employers or by employers in partnership with Government. Apprentices will not be required to pay any tuition or course fees, and will not be eligible for any Student Finance England maintenance support.

Please see our Apprenticeship pages for more information about apprenticeship funding.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

How to Apply

Non-Academic Requirements

Applicants may be expected to attend an interview as part of the application process. Apprentices will be expected to be in employment in order to undertake this course. 

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.

International Requirements

Apprentices must have the right to work in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA or the UK for at least the three years prior to beginning the Apprenticeship. Any apprentice with non-UK qualifications will be expected to meet the equivalent entry requirements as set out in our International and EU pages.

Students with English as a second language must also meet our English Language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.