Our two-year foundation degree has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency to address the increasing demand for flood engineering professionals. This course offers around 20 sponsored places, covering university tuition fees for the duration of the two-year course. The first and second year follow the same structure with the majority of the first six months spent at Brunel, and then the following six months at your selected workplace, which may be at an environment agency or local authority office across England. You will be asked to indicate your preferred locations and you will receive a training allowance of £1,000 per month (HMRC tax and NI exempt) while on each six-month placement. Environment Agency sponsorship will be subject to interview. As workplace training is part of the course, for those students not securing Environment Agency sponsorship, alternative workplace training placements will be made available. Sponsorship arrangements may also be available but cannot be guaranteed. The FdSc in Flood and Coastal Engineering has been designed following the guidance of the Joint Board of Moderators and is currently pending accreditation by both the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The course is part of a programme suite that offers a full student pathway from grass roots to chartered engineering status. Following successful completion of this course, you will have the academic qualification for Engineering Technician status. You can proceed to the Flood and Coastal Engineering BSc (Hons) course available as a two-year, part-time or one-year, full-time programme to gain the academic qualification for Incorporated Engineer, and then to an Engineering MSc course to gain the educational base to achieve Chartered Engineer status.