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All engineering courses within the School have share an integrated programme structure during the first year to demonstrate the potential breadth of the discipline. After your first year, you can elect to tailor the course or continue to pursue a broad-based approach. We work closely with other UEA Schools including Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences and Mathematics, so that your learning is informed by a range of expertise.
You’ll benefit from our connections with local industry right from the start of your course. You’ll get a taste of the many career paths engineering will open up to you, through meeting role-models, site visits and opportunities for short-term internships and placements. We’ll actively encourage you to develop your networking abilities, learning to make the most of your exposure to our industrial contacts. You’ll also have the option to participate in SELECT, UEA’s engineering internship scheme, from your first year.
In your first year you’ll take on small design projects to gain a grounding in engineering mathematics and principles, supported by a broad introduction to energy from practising engineers. Engineering Studies will allow you to study a number of more focused engineering disciplines. Introductions to mechanical, electronic and electrical and energy engineering are delivered through fieldwork, hands-on component assembly, CADCAM and case studies provided by visiting industrialists.
After these introductions you’ll be given the flexibility to change your degree path based on what you’ve learnt. You can choose your preferred path at any point before the start of your second semester or, with appropriate module choices, further delay the decision until the end of second year.
In addition to the core material that builds on themes from the first year, you’ll be exposed to electronic and electrical engineering, together with the fundamentals of mechanics, dynamics and vibration that are essential to mechanical engineers. Teaching in Engineering Principles and Design will carry the thread of design through to your final year.
In your third year we’ll encourage you to take ownership of elements of your learning through the exploration of a detailed project, based on your specific interests. This could involve experimentation, research, practical construction, circuit assembly or computer modelling.
This experience will help you define your path towards a specific career. When an opportunity presents itself, we will link these individual projects to explore real engineering problems.
In your final year you’ll undertake a major multidisciplinary design project. The team-based project, will encourage you to explore the breadth of your learning to-date in the context of an industrial project.
The project will typically be based on a real client brief, acquired or adapted from industry, and presented to you in the autumn term. You’ll work within your team to explore the brief, carry out site visits, and develop proposals, which you will then present to professional engineers.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
This course offers the following subject options:
Year 1 is made up of compulsory modules which will provide you with a solid grounding in mathematics and engineering. These modules include Engineering Studies, Engineering Principles and Law and Mathematics for Scientists. As your studies progress, you will develop knowledge of general, Mechanical or Electronic and Electrical engineering. In Years 2 and 3, you will have a combination of compulsory modules - such as Analogue and Digital Electronics - and optional modules such as Vibration and Dynamics or Meteorology and Global Environmental Change. You will also complete an individual research project in your final year which you can be based on your own engineering interests. In your final year, you will complete a team-based design project required for Engineering Council accreditation. This will give you the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice and address and solve a real-world problem.
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||Including Mathematics and one other Science subject. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||In relevant subject, please see website for details. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
|Science pathway with 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics and 12 Level 3 credits in one other Science.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAA||Including Mathematics and one other Science Subject. Please see website for accepted subjects. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points||Including Mathematics at Higher Level 6 and one other Science subject at Higher Level 6. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBC||Including Mathematics and one other Science subject. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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