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BSc Flood and Coastal Engineering (Top Up)

Brunel University London

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Program Overview

BSc Flood and Coastal Engineering (Top Up) is offered by Brunel University London UK. The course duration is 48 months.
This top-up BSc course is for students who progress from the foundation degree in flood and coastal engineering at Brunel. It has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency to address the growing need for flood engineering professionals in the UK. The course is led by Brunel and co-delivered with HR Wallingford, a world-renowned civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.
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. You’ll be introduced to flood and coastal management and your learning will be focused on protecting communities against flooding. This flood and coastal engineering course will provide you with the skills to enjoy a successful career in flood risk management.
You’ll have access to Brunel’s testing facilities that include hydraulic benches and flumes. In addition, you’ll benefit from the hydraulics testing facility at HR Wallingford, the largest in the UK. Their world-class test facilities include: large flumes; physical modelling laboratories; tsunami generator; and remote controlled river survey boats.
The course is enhanced by a strong professional development programme that runs in parallel with the academic content supported by practical work. You’ll enjoy a series of seminars, workshops, lectures from guest speakers, and site visits. There’s also the opportunity to go to conferences and exhibitions where you’ll network with key water industry professionals.
Unique to this BSc top-up degree in flood and coastal engineering is the residential summer school at HR Wallingford which provides you with a refresh experience midway through the summer break. Here you’ll have the opportunity to experience world-class experimental facilities and contact with senior industry figures. There are challenging team building tasks such as the design, build and testing of your own flood product. Civil engineering site visits are arranged with activities like the setup and positioning of temporary flood defences.
Our flood and coastal engineering BSc course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (representing the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers).

 

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LondonUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

48 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 20,450

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IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 77

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Delivery of the course is completed as a series of residential block weeks. In the time between contact weeks, you’ll study independently with e-learning support. The substantial individual research report will be on a river or coastal topic.
This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September.
Year 1
Compulsory

  • CE3700 - Mathematics, Data Handling and Structural Engineering
  • This module aims to develop and reinforce mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills for flood and coastal engineering, to develop critical skills in collating, processing and interpreting geospatial data, and to develop critical understanding of structural analysis and design.
  • CE3701 - River and Coastal Form, Process, Design and Environmental Assessment
  • This module aims to develop knowledge and critical understanding in the principles and theories of applied hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology and geotechnical engineering in river and coastal contexts, to develop understanding of the theories and techniques of Environmental Assessment at the project and plan level, to develop competence in skills used in site evaluation and in assessing river and near shore marine conditions, and to develop competence in developing and assessing designs used in river and coastal hazard management.
    Year 2
    Compulsory
  • CE3602 - Flood and Coastal Risk Management
  • This module aims to develop the knowledge of methods and techniques to manage and communicate flood and drought risks, to set out the legislative and policy background for FRM, including the development of policy in response to major flood events and the requirements of European legislation, to explore the operational and resilience aspects of FRM, including the roles of all organisations involved in FRM, and to consider the typical life cycle of a flood alleviation scheme.
  • CE3603 - Flood and Coastal Engineering Research Report
  • This module aims to develop the knowledge of methods and techniques to manage and communicate flood and drought risks, to set out the legislative and policy background for FRM, including the development of policy in response to major flood events and the requirements of European legislation, and to explore the operational and resilience aspects of FRM, including the roles of all organisations involved in FRM To consider the typical life cycle of a flood alleviation scheme.

Successful completion of a FdSc Flood or River and Coastal Engineering programme in the UK.
Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are also required, to include Maths and English Language.
 

2022/23 entry
UK
£9,250 full-time
International
£20,450 full-time

As a Flood and Coastal Engineering BSc graduate you'll be well-equipped to develop and build flood protection schemes, maintain and enhance flood risk assets, provide expert advice and guidance to communities at risk, as well as deliver 24/7 incident response services.
The Environment Agency are sponsors of our Flood and Coastal Engineering courses, and aim to secure a continual intake of high-calibre graduates to become flood engineers of the future. Alternatively, there is the opportunity for you to work for other flood risk management authorities, non-governmental organisations and civil engineering companies.

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