University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Undergraduate

Civil Engineering (Graduate Apprenticeship supported by Employment Sponsor)

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Course summary

We are offering 15 Graduate Apprenticeship places on the BEng Civil Engineering degree programme (SCQF Level 10) commencing in September 2020. Graduate Apprenticeships are designed to allow you to study for your honours degree while you continue working. As a Graduate Apprentice, you will undertake about 80% of your learning at work and 20% at university. Why should I apply for a Graduate Apprenticeship?

  • Earn an accredited honours degree in 4 years while working, the same time as it takes a traditional full-time student
  • Tuition fees are covered by Skills Development Scotland, so there is no tuition fee cost to you or your employer
  • Get paid while you earn your degree. As a Graduate Apprentice, you will continue working in paid employment while earning your degree
  • Put your learning into practice from the beginning of your degree, to solve real work-based problems and gain valuable work experience
  • Enjoy the same access to University services and facilities as a traditional full-time student, and benefit from additional guidance and mentoring from the University and your employer.
Graduate Apprentices must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • You must meet the entry requirements for the BEng Civil Engineering degree programme. Other apprenticeships, HNC, HND and professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • Recognition of prior learning: If you do not hold any of the above qualifications or awards but have relevant work experience you may be able to enter this programme. Your application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into consideration your previous study and experience. You will be asked to reflect on your previous experience and demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding equivalent to that achieved on successful completion of the above entry requirements. We will provide you with support in your reflective process through interviews and guidance on presenting your evidence.
  • You must be resident in Scotland before you start your Graduate Apprenticeship and your usual place of work must also be in Scotland.
  • You can apply even if you already have received SAAS funding for a qualification, provided the Graduate Apprenticeship is in a different subject or is a higher level of qualification than what you already have.
  • There is no upper age limit on Graduate Apprenticeships.

Course details

Modules

The interdisciplinary content of our curriculum and focus on practical applications and value to industry and society provide our students with the necessary intellectual and transferrable skills for a career in a number of industries. Our teaching is supported by our excellent workshop and laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment, including some of Scotland’s very best hydraulic equipment.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH210
Institution code A20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB Three A Levels at BBB with a B in Mathematics and B in Physics; or a B in Design & Technology; or a B in Engineering. GCSE English at a Grade C also required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM DDM in Mathematics and Physics required. GCSE at C or above in English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry or Physics or Dual Award Science.
Scottish Higher ABBB Four Highers at ABBB. AB required in Mathematics and Physics/Engineering Science (previously known as Technological Studies). If applicant presents with H in Engineering Science instead of Physics, Mathematics must be A grade. Also required: English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at grades A, B or C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Must include Mathematics and Physics at HL (5 or above) and English at Standard level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 A minimum of 5H with [email protected] H2 and [email protected] H3 (including H2 and H3 in Mathematics and Physics) OR AAABB including Mathematics and Physics at AB. B grade must be at B2 or above. English at Standard Level also required.
Scottish HNC For entry to Year 2: Satisfactory completion of HNC Engineering Systems (120 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent). Contact Selector to discuss exact unit requirements. For entry to Year 2: Satisfactory completion of HNC Mechanical Engineering (120 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent). For entry to Year 2: Satisfactory completion of HNC Petroleum Engineering (120 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent).
Scottish HND For entry to Year 3: Satisfactory completion of HND Engineering Systems (240 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or equivalent). Contact Selector to discuss exact unit requirements. For entry to Year 3: Satisfactory completion of HND Mechanical Engineering (240 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or equivalent). For entry to Year 3: Satisfactory completion of HND Petroleum Engineering (240 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or equivalent).

Other apprenticeships, HNC, HND and professional qualifications will also be considered. Recognition of prior learning: If you do not hold any of the above qualifications or awards but have relevant work experience you may be able to enter this programme. Your application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into consideration your previous study and experience. You will be asked to reflect on your previous experience and demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding equivalent to that achieved on successful completion of the above entry requirements. We will provide you with support in your reflective process through interviews and guidance on presenting your evidence.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/find-a-degree.php


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0
TOEFL (iBT)78TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78
PTE Academic54Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 54 or above

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Undergraduate Degrees - English Requirements are detailed here:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/undergraduate-degrees-english-requirements-268.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8486 Year 1
International £8486 Year 1
England £8486 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8486 Year 1
Scotland £8486 Year 1
Wales £8486 Year 1
Channel Islands £8486 Year 1

Additional fee information

You must be resident in Scotland before you start your Graduate Apprenticeship and your usual place of work must also be in Scotland. Paid for by Skills Development Scotland for those approved by SDS to be on the programme.

Sponsorship information

In order to apply for a Graduate Apprenticeship place at the University of Aberdeen, your employer must enter into a Graduate Apprenticeships Agreement with the University of Aberdeen. The first step therefore is to speak to your employer to express your interest and discuss your requirements.

Civil Engineering (Graduate Apprenticeship supported by Employment Sponsor) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS