Research body HR Wallingford has teamed up with Brunel University London and the Environment Agency to produce a series of flood and coastal engineering courses.
There will be 20 places on this new two-year foundation degree (FdSc), funded by the Environment Agency. Brunel said students spend six months on an industry placement and the course will produce “job-ready, accredited engineers.”
The courses have been designed in conjunction with HR Wallingford. They also include a two year, part-time top-up to full bachelor’s degree (BSc) and the two-year, part-time master’s degree (MSc).
HR Wallingford will also host a week-long residential summer school where students can use its lab facilities and large scale test models to look at river and flood defence designs and products.
“The partnership with Brunel and the Environment Agency allows us to deliver innovative courses which are practically-based. A professional programme running alongside the academic learning will ensure workplace-ready graduates with skills to make a real contribution to the key challenges faced by our industry,” HR Wallingford director of technical excellence Mike Dearnaley.