Inspired by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this in-depth course aims to develop high-calibre engineers who can lead complex engineering projects that are vital to modern society. After a broad, common first year, you can choose to specialise in mechanical, aerospace or civil engineering, studying technical units alongside students from these other engineering degrees. Unique modules in the first two years of this programme provide essential skills in problem definition, conceptual design, optioneering and manufacturing/construction processes. The third year provides the opportunity to take a paid placement in industry, which forms an assessed part of the course and is closely monitored by the University, allowing you to start working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer. You will be given responsibilities similar to graduate entrants. We will support you in applying for a placement. Upon returning to the University in year four you can choose from a wide range of technical modules from across the Faculty of Engineering and open units in other faculties. This gives you the chance to gain further technical expertise in your chosen specialisation and a broader learning experience in other subjects, such as artificial intelligence, numerical modelling, programming, and innovation and entrepreneurship. A group research and design project also forms a major component of the final year. The project is conducted with one of our industrial partners and you can choose from a range of topics, such as robotics, manufacturing, renewable energy, future cities and sustainable transport. Our degree is accredited by numerous bodies under licence from the Engineering Council. An accredited degree provides you with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). A student who completed a year in industry shares how her placement year boosted her confidence, career prospects and appreciation for university life. Find out more about Yasmin's story (https://bristol.ac.uk/study/stories/yasmins-story/).
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Aeronautical Society, Royal
- The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
- Civil Engineers, Institution of
- Engineering and Technology, Institution of
- Engineering Designers, Institution of
- Highway Engineers, Institute of (IHE)
- Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
- Structural Engineers, Institution of
- Permanent Way Institution
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
European Baccalaureate: 88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and a science-related subject (in any order). Science-related subjects include: Chemistry; Physics; Further Mathematics; Geology; Geography; Biology; Computer Science; and Electronics.
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