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The Master of Engineering degree is a four-year first degree that delivers the breadth and depth that you will need in the world of engineering. It is designed to produce graduates who will go on and lead engineering teams. Your first two years offer you a broad-based engineering education. You are then able to specialise in your third and fourth years.
At Durham in each year of your degree you will take six modules, the year is divided into three terms and there are examinations at the end of each year.
You will study four modules in engineering, one in mathematics and one optional module. In your engineering modules, you will receive instruction in the use of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (e.g. SolidWorks), be taught how to implement engineering algorithms into computer code (specifically in C and MatLab) and take part in a number of practical labs. You will also take part in a group design activity where you have to design, build and test a device to solve specific engineering challenge. Recent examples include miniature hydroelectric generators and chain-climbing robots. On the course, you also attend lectures, problem classes and supervisions with academic staff.
Solid Mechanics and Structures 1
Electromagnetism and Manufacture
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1
Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
And one free elective.
The optional (free elective) module may be selected from anything that will fit the timetable and for which you meet the necessary prerequisites. Popular choices in the past have included ‘Introduction to Programming’, ‘Computational Thinking’ and a range of different language modules, but some students have taken modules in History or Poetry.
For information on Years 2, 3 and 4 please see our website.
We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019.
Engineering is an increasingly international discipline and living and working in another country is a valuable addition to your CV. For this reason, students are encouraged to apply during their degree for a year-long placement with one of the Engineering Department's or the University's international partners, as an additional year of study. Students may study in English at some of the partner universities, whereas at others foreign language skills are essential. Students are fully supported by the Department both during the application process and during the year abroad. Language tuition is available in the first year in a range of languages as free elective modules and in other years through the University’s Languages For All scheme.
Placement Year/Year in Industry
Practical engineering experience is invaluable and to recognise this you can choose to take a year-long placement in industry between your second and third year. The Department will assist in finding placement opportunities for you through the Industrial Partnership Committee (IPC) which consists of local, national and multi-national companies, including: British Airways, BP, IBM and Caterpillar, amongst many others.
For more information on this course, please see our website.
This course offers the following subject options:
For more information on the content of this course, including module details, please see our website.
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|
To include Mathematics and Physics
Specific subjects excluded for entry:
Critical Thinking and General Studies.
Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||
• Extended diploma D*DD + A for A level Mathematics, or DDD and A*
• Standard diploma D*D + A for A level Mathematics, or DD and A*
• Subsidiary diploma D* + A for A level Mathematics & Physics, or D and A*A
Otherwise apply for H104 General Engineering with Foundation.
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAA||We will normally make offers based on Advanced Highers. If an applicant has not been able to take 3 Advanced Highers, offers may be made with a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers, or on a number of Highers.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, D3||To include Mathematics and Physics.|
|Extended Project||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 points||666 in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2||To include Mathematics and Physics.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA||To include Mathematics and Physics.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Not accepted|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.dur.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/entry/
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|