BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

About the course

Apprenticeship Standard: Civil Engineer

Final Award: BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers are responsible for reshaping the world around us, from the development of our towns and cities to the infrastructure that connects places and providing services to these places.

Our Civil apprentices may work for a major construction company or be employed by a consultancy firm or an organisation such as a local authority or research establishment. Although many of these employers may specialise in one particular aspect of Civil Engineering, apprentices are expected to gain a broad understanding of the profession through completion of an accredited degree.

The BEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire is one of the newest Civil Engineering degrees in the country and is unique in that it takes advantage of partnership the University has with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) at Watford.

This programme is mapped to the Civil Engineer apprenticeship standard.

Why choose this course?

  • Apprentices will have access to excellent learning facilities at the University including industry-standard software for Computer-Aided Design and Analysis.

What will I study?

The School has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning with most modules delivered through a combination of traditional face to face teaching and distance learning through the university's StudyNet web based facility. With a heavy emphasis on Computer Aided Engineering, the school has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible.

All engineering apprenticeships offered by the University of Hertfordshire are offered in three study modes: Block Release, Part-time or Day-release + short course delivery. The choice of delivery is dependant on the type of organisation and the working pattern that is most appropriate, as well as the apprentices’ location and ability to commute.

Professional Accreditations

Throughout the development of the degree the University has been in consultation with the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) who will be responsible for the accreditation of the degree when the first cohort graduate in 2020.


Civil Engineer apprentices will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to embark on careers with multinational consultancies, as well as smaller design and project management companies, utility companies and the public sector.