Graduate ApprenticeshipsEngineering: Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

The BEng (Hons) Engineering: Civil Engineering degree is a bespoke Graduate Apprenticeship programme, designed in partnership with engineering employers which will develop apprentices’ knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours.

The programme has been accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, having fully met the academic base for IEng and partially meeting the academic base for CEng by the ICE, IStructE, IHE and CIHT.

This Graduate Apprenticeship will support the development of professionally qualified engineers eligible for IEng level membership. 

Learn with academic partners of the ICE

Learners will acquire underpinning knowledge and understanding via a blended and online learning delivery mode with core engineering competencies (UK Standards for Professional Engineering Competence, IEng) being developed through an integrated work based learning curriculum.

Facilitated by world-class academics, the on-campus delivery will allow apprentices to develop skills in our state-of-the-art facilities including labs for the demonstration of geomechanics, advanced materials science and environmental science.

Fully funded by the Scottish Government through the Scottish Funding Council and Scotland Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS), Graduate Apprenticeships develop your workforce by combining the latest academic learning with experience in the workplace. Find out more about.

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Employer benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships

  • enables employers to FastTrack the time required for graduates to reach optimal productivity
  • employers can nominate existing employees or recruit new employees for the Graduate Apprenticeship programmes
  • offers fully funded 4-year degree places with the opportunity to progress to Masters and Doctoral level studies
  • designed for a diverse and geographically remote learner population whilst offering an individualized learning experience including a pre-entry formative diagnostic mathematics test and dedicated support from personal development tutors, work based mentors and academics
  • dedicated delivery team who listen, understand and work with industrial partners to offer a fully integrated, contextualised BEng (Hons) degree delivered via an online and blended work based learning mode including one day per month on campus attendance

Course structure 

During Years 1 and 2 of the degree, learners will study four core modules addressing; Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Structural Analysis, Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics, and Mathematics and Numerical Tools.

Years 3 and 4 are designed to develop higher-level cognitive skills and enable the continued integration of knowledge, professional competencies and transferable skills via two 60-credit project modules with further opportunities for specialisation via optional modules.

Entry criteria

The Civil Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship has a flexible admissions approach and applications will be considered on an individual basis with input from employers. Typically applicants will have 4 Highers (minimum B grades) including Maths or equivalent qualifications and experience.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of learners with a range of vocational and academic qualifications including the potential for progression from:

  • Foundation Apprenticeships in a related discipline
  • recognition of vocational qualifications and experiential learning

How to apply

Employers can nominate existing employees or newly recruited candidates who will then be considered for admission to the programme.

Please contact Apprenticeship Programme Lead for Civil Engineering, Dr Stewart Beattie -