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Flood and Coastal Engineering work placements

In order to create graduates who are ready to step straight into the world of work, half of our foundation degree is spent on a paid work placement with the Environment Agency.

For the first six months of the Flood and Coastal Foundation degree, you will be on-campus at Brunel receiving classroom-based learning from our knowledgeable academics and professional experts from the Environment Agency and HR Wallingford.

During the second six months of the foundation degree, you will be on a work placement with the Environment Agency. You are able to choose where in the UK you carry out this placement, and will be rotated amongst teams to develop a full and thorough understanding of what you will face in your day-to-day work as a Flood Engineer.

The second year of the course follows the same pattern, taking your knowledge further with six months of classroom-based learning followed by six months with the Environment Agency.

Giving you the skills you need to start your career

By spending half of the foundation degree on a work placement, you will be able to piece together the theory you learn on-campus with the practical sessions you'll be a part of with the Environment Agency.

This experience will allow you to learn the flood engineering technologies used in the real-world, and will prepare you to step straight into a career once you graduate.

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