In response to industry demand we continue to offer general engineering teaching to all students in the first two years of study. Engineering is one of the most satisfying professions. You get results. You make things happen. You generate new, logical solutions to other people’s problems and at the end of the day, you have the job satisfaction of being able to see your work in action. Engineering is an intellectually demanding profession, mainly because of the wide range of skills you need to deploy. You are expected to be good at mathematics, to have a sound grasp of basic sciences, to be inventive and creative, to be able to sell your ideas to clients and colleagues and, in due course, to organise and lead fellow professionals. The MEng is a five-year Honours programme and the BEng is a four-year Honours programme, both of which are fully accredited by the Engineering Institutions (see Professional Accreditation section). The BEng/MEng qualification in Engineering is intended for candidates who are uncertain as to which branch of engineering they wish to specialise in at the application stage. You must transfer to one of the other programmes, which will be dependant on the optional courses that you take, before or at the commencement of the third year of the programme. Branches include Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.
The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year. This is also the point at which a final decision between MEng and BEng must be made. Successful BEng candidates will be offered the chance to change to the MEng.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB||AB required in Mathematics and Physics or a B in Design and Technology or a B in Engineering. If applicant presents with B in Physics, Design and Technology or Engineering, Mathematics must be A grade. GCSE English at C.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||DDD with Mathematics and Physics required. GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry or Physics or Dual Award Science. Note: BTEC in Applied Sciences is not normally sufficient on its own for entry into any of our Engineering programmes.|
|Scottish Higher||AABB||AB required in Mathematics and Physics/Technological Studies. If applicant presents with H in Technological Studies instead of Physics, Mathematics must be A grade. English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at grades A, B or C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||34 Points including Mathematics and Physics at HL (6 or above) and English at Standard Level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||A minimum of 5H with [email protected] H2 and [email protected] H3 (including H2 and H3 in Mathematics and Physics) OR AAABB including Mathematics and Physics at AB. B grade must be at B2 or above. Ordinary Level English is also required.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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