Durham University

General Engineering Durham University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Year 1
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.

Compulsory modules:
Solid Mechanics and Structures 1
Electromagnetism and Manufacture
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1
Electronic Measurement
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.

Study Abroad
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.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Aeronautics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • New and Renewable Energy

Modules

For more information on the content of this course, including module details, please see our website.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA To include Mathematics and Physics

Specific subjects excluded for entry:
Critical Thinking and General Studies.

Information:
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.
https://www.dur.ac.uk/courses/info/?id=17637&title=General+Engineering+with+Foundation&code=H104&type=BENG&year=2020
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 course

https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/entry/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £25,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Durham University
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE


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0191 334 1000