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Civil Engineering Degree Level 6 Standard


Approx. duration: 60-66 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: Be a minimum of 18 years of age, at least three A levels at Grades A*-C / 9-4 including Maths, English and Physical Science or their equivalent or will have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and have a contract of employment.

End-point assessment: Delivered by ICE ( Institution of Civil Engineers)

On programme learning:

  • BSc or BEng Civil Engineering Degree

Progression: Career within Civil Engineering, or possible higher education.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

Civil Engineers provide technical and management input to develop design solutions for complex civil engineering problems. They will work as part of a team of engineers and other construction professionals through all lifecycle stages of development, design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of civil engineering infrastructure.  A Civil Engineer will be required to have a broad skills base to 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 might work in public and private sector organisations including local authorities, central government departments and agencies, engineering consultancy practices, contracting firms and research and development organisations.

A Civil Engineer’s work comprises:

  • Project delivery – An awareness of business, client and end user needs throughout the project lifecycle. Plan and manage tasks, people and commercial budgets to deliver quality assured outputs on time and to client and industry specifications, standards and guidance.
  • Design – Define engineering and other constraints, identify risks and how these may be resolved through design. Develop safe and sustainable technical solutions and provide guidance to others by producing design models, calculations, reports and drawings, surveying a site, using applicable analysis and relevant codes.
  • Analysis – Identify and use applicable digital solutions, other data gathering tools and tests to solve technical problems. Evaluate the effectiveness of the analysis, refine as required, and apply to an integrated solution.
  • Construction – Determine construction methods and technical aspects of site activities. Identify and mitigate risk, develop and operate quality systems and health, safety and risk management procedures.

Institute for Apprenticeships