General Engineering at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)

General Engineering

Course summary

The world is changing rapidly, and many societies across the globe are facing multiple complex challenges including changing climates, increasing populations and resource depletion. Engineers are the skilled problem solvers who can develop the products and systems to meet the evolving needs of future generations. Ongoing advances in computing power and the increasing use of integrated systems that link mechanical, electrical and other engineering systems together is creating new industrial sectors that cut across the boundaries of traditional engineering programmes. Our BEng General Engineering degree offers students a broad education in fundamental engineering techniques with the opportunity for specialisation, offering a high degree of flexibility in choosing an exciting career path within a range of both traditional and emerging engineering sectors. Recognising that technical skill is only one part of the new engineer's toolkit, this degree will help graduates to navigate both technical innovation and organisational change. The course aims to encourage graduates to become ethical engineers who understand their impact on the world and its impact on them. With the UK economy already in transition to zero net Carbon by 2050, companies need graduates need to understand their responsibility in managing the three pillars of sustainability (society, environment and economy). To help achieve this, we have a core global sustainability and management thread, drawing from expertise in other Colleges and our strategic partner Texas A&M University. Your Engineering Experience

  • You will learn about emerging industries such as robotics, automation and additive manufacturing
-Learn about the impact of engineering on society -Explore creative design -Hands-on experience in engineering design -Learn about managing in a digital world -Work collaboratively with industry partners and students from Texas A&M on global engineering design -Go deeper into a chosen subject with the option to specialise in Manufacturing or Engineering Management Engineering Employment Opportunities Graduates of the BEng General Engineering degree at Swansea are set on course for a range of exciting employment opportunities. These could include: -Integrated Engineer -Mechatronics Engineer -Digital Engineer -Project Manager -Engineering Management -Manufacturing Engineer -Data-led Design Engineer -Civil Engineer -Structural Engineer -Materials Engineer -Mechanical Engineer -Electronic and Electrical Engineer Our graduates go on to have interesting and varied careers at companies such as Atkins, Arup, Mott MacDonald, AECOM, Jacobs and Rolls-Royce. 97% of our graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating with their average salary being £24,000 (16/17 Graduate DLHE).

Assessment method

Teaching during Covid19 This course will be taught in a 'blended' way. This means that some teaching will be done online and some will be on campus. The online teaching, where you will be physically apart from your lecturer, can be 'live' with your lecturer present and where you’ll be able to interact. Some of it may be self-directed which means that you can access the learning materials at a time to suit you. This course offers some modules taught through the medium of Welsh or bilingually for students who consider themselves to be fluent Welsh speakers. There are opportunities for Welsh speakers to study this subject through the medium of Welsh and our dedicated academy, Academi Hywel Teifi, is here to support you throughout your time at Swansea University. We offer you: -An interview through the medium of Welsh when applying for a place. -The option to receive your personal correspondence in Welsh, English or bilingually - we will then communicate with you in your language of choice. -Access to generous Welsh-language study scholarships or bursaries. -Access to modules taught wholly or partly in Welsh. -The option to write and submit your coursework or exams through the medium of Welsh (even if you have chosen to study in English), and your work will be marked in Welsh. -A Welsh-speaking academic tutor. -One-to-one support to improve your academic Welsh language skills. An opportunity to gain an additional free qualification that serves as evidence of your Welsh language ability for future employers. To see further details about the level of provision delivered in Welsh on this particular degree scheme, please see the Welsh-language course page for further information. Since 2011, there has been a 40% increase in the number of students studying through the medium of Welsh at Swansea University and our TEF* data over the last two years shows that Welsh-medium students are high achievers in regards to employability (*Swansea University TEF return 2017 and 2018).

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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General Engineering at Swansea University - UCAS