City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Engineering (with Professional Placement)

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Course summary

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City's broad BEng (Hons) Engineering course is ideal for students with a strong grounding in Mathematics and Science who wish to develop their capabilities in logic and problem-solving. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree course means a wide variety of career paths will be available to graduates. Our current engineering degrees are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions, providing a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status. We have every expectation that this new degree will similarly receive full institutional accreditation. The continual growth in computer speed, storage capabilities and visualization techniques, together with greater levels of understanding of the physics that explains our world, has led to remarkable improvements in the fidelity of engineering simulations. This degree responds to the demand for engineers enthused by tackling cross-disciplinary challenges, in particular through the development of advanced engineering software (using high-performance computers) and use of digital manufacturing. You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route. Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification. In recent years students from our engineering courses have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as BMW, the Home Office, Ghana Energy Commission, Airbus and British Airways. Numerate engineering graduates who exhibit strong logical skills, curiosity and an ability to perform at the highest technical level are much sought after by industry. This broad engineering degree will develop your capabilities in not just problem-solving, but problem-seeking. Graduates will have the potential to work within interdisciplinary teams on a wide range of advanced engineering technologies spanning from the design of space probes or aeroengines, F1 aerodynamics, oil and gas recovery, to tether-free walking robots and the design of artificial human heart valves.

Course details


The first year is common to all of City's engineering courses. You will take the following six 20-credit and one 5-credit core modules: EX1010 Mathematics I ET1060 Engineering Science ET1070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I ET1080 Solid Mechanics ET1061 Electronics ET1090 Design I ET1000 Personal & Professional Development (5 credits) You will begin to specialise in the second year, taking the following six core modules: - EX2010 Mathematics II - ET2070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics II - ET2082 Measurement and Data Analysis - ET2080 Structural Mechanics - ET2063 Mechatronics - ET2100 Design II: Engineering In year three you will take the following six core modules: CV3602 Structural Engineering EE3602 Signal Processing and Communications EE3702 Medical Physics and Imaging ME3403 Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Management ME3407 Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer ET3106 BEng Individual Project

Assessment method

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows: Year 1 Written examination: 63% ∙ Coursework: 37% Year 2 Written examination: 53% ∙ Coursework: 47% Year 3 Written examination: 61% ∙ Coursework: 39%

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19000 Year 1

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Engineering (with Professional Placement) at City, University of London - UCAS