BEng (Hons) General Engineering

Blackburn College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University
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Course summary

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Our General Engineering qualification will allow you to study a range of Engineering subjects without focussing on just one area (eg. Mechanical or Electrical and Electronics Engineering). Engineering impacts upon every aspect of modern life. Disciplines include mechanical, electrical and electronic, energy, chemicals, metals and materials, aeronautical, other aspects of transport, automotive and bioscience. The pace of technological change in engineering means that there is an increasing need for skilled workers and, according to the Engineering Council, professional engineers currently achieve salaries comparable with other professionals, for example, accountants and solicitors. The sector is very significant in the UK, accounting for more than a third of all UK exports and remains crucial to our economy and economic recovery. The UK electronics industry is the fifth largest in the world, in respect of production, and UK Aerospace industry is the second largest in the world after the USA.

Course details


First year modules include: Laboratory and Workshop Mathematics for Engineers Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals Introduction to CAD/CAM Programming and Control Materials, Design and Sustainability You will then study Group Design and Build Project The Professional Engineer Mathematics and Simulation And three modules from at least two of the groups below. Group A: Thermofluids Electro-pneumatic Machine Control Materials, Manufacturing Methods and Sustainability Group B: Electrical Power and Machines Analogue and Digital Circuit Design and Testing Electrical Energy Generation and Transmission Group C: Robotics And in your final Honours level year will complete the following modules: Advanced Individual Project Engineering Leadership and Management And three modules from at least two of the groups below. Group A Vibrational Analysis and Failure Modes Mechanical Systems Advanced CAD/CAM Group B Principles of Semi-conductors and Optoelectronics Power Electronics and Control Electronic Circuit Applications Group C Robotics and Intelligent Machines

Assessment method

You will be assessed by Examinations, In-class tests, the production of Log Books, Solution implementations, Reports, Group Presentations, Practical demonstrations, Projects, Peer Assessment and Group Assessments. Formative and summative assessments enable lecturers or tutors to monitor the learning that has/is taking place. Summative assessment is not always noticeable by the student as it is a continuous process; lecturers or assessors may observe participation and responses to class discussions and group work, a student’s response to question and answer sessions, participation in workshop practical and engagement with demonstrations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeHG40
Institution code B40
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points You’ll need 96 UCAS points to join this programme (formerly 240 UCAS points) with the majority generated from directly relevant subject areas; A/AS Level in a Physical Science, e.g. Mathematics, Physics and Electronics, or level 3 equivalent; Minimum GCSE grade C in Mathematics. All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview or an appropriate diagnostic test that involves the current recommendation process. Students without the relevant skills will be offered a level 3 mathematics course at Blackburn College which must be successfully completed before they commence studies on the BEng programme. Applicants should hold a GCSE English qualification or equivalent. Applicants without this will be offered an English course of study at Blackburn College which must be successfully completed before they commence studies on the BEng programme.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BEng (Hons) General Engineering at Blackburn College - UCAS