Flooding affects millions worldwide. It ruins homes, destroys livelihoods and threatens lives. To develop capable flood risk professionals, the Environment Agency has commissioned Brunel and HR Wallingford, an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation, to develop this exciting new range of courses with 20 fully-funded places. Flood and Coastal Engineering at Brunel will equip you with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding for a successful career in flood risk management.. The Flood and Coastal Engineering FdSc is a two-year course that leads to Engineering Technician status and is equivalent to Level 1 + 2 of a BSc. You then have the option to progress to the Flood and Coastal Engineering BSc top-up (equivalent to Level 3) to gain your honours degree and the status of Incorporated Engineer. Alternatively, you can gain some industry experience first and take the BSc top-up at a later time. The BSc is available as a two-year, part-time; or one-year, full-time programme. Once you’ve completed the BSc, you can progress to the Flood and Coastal Engineering MSc to gain the educational basis for Chartered Engineer status. Brunel’s courses in Flood and Coastal Engineering will give you the educational base to eventually achieve the status of Chartered Engineer. There are 20 sponsored places available for the Flood and Coastal Engineering FdSc, covering university tuition fees for the two-year course. Years 1 and 2 of the FdSc follow the same structure. You’ll spend the first six months at Brunel followed by six months on a placement. For students sponsored by the Environment Agency or a local authority office in England, the placement will be with the sponsor and you’ll receive a training allowance of £1,000 per month (HMRC tax and NI exempt) during each six-month placement. When you apply to the course, you’ll be asked to indicate your preferred locations. The BSc (Hons) is the top-up programme for students who progress from our foundation degree. The BSc will give you the experience and skills you need to become a successful engineer working to protect communities against flooding. We place strong emphasis on employability and preparing students to be ready for work. As the sponsor of the programme, the Environment Agency aims to secure a continual intake of high-calibre graduates to become the flood engineers of the future. There are also opportunities with other flood risk management authorities, NGOs and civil engineering companies. Roles for Flood and Coastal Engineering BSc graduates include: building flood models to describe flood risk; developing and building flood protection schemes; maintaining and enhancing rivers and flood risk assets; providing expert advice about waves, estuarine, coastal, river and surface water flood risk; delivering a 24/7 incident response service; and providing advice and guidance to communities at risk, flood risk management authorities and developers.