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The Bachelor of Engineering degree in Durham is a high-quality three-year degree course designed to offer you the knowledge and skills necessary to join engineering teams on graduation. It is complementary to the four-year Durham MEng, and transfer is possible after the first or second year.
In the first two years, the BEng covers a broad base of engineering education, together with a range of practical and project work. In the third year, you choose to specialise in civil, electronic or mechanical engineering. The BEng prepares you for an exciting career in modern engineering, with the flexibility to respond to changing technologies.
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 CAD software (e.g. SolidWorks) using our computer lab, be taught how to program a computer 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. Recent examples include a spring powered dragster and a miniature hydro-electric plant. On the course, you also attend lectures, problem classes and supervisions with academic staff.
Applied Mechanics I
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics I
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 have previously included ‘Introduction to Programming’, ‘Computational Thinking’ and a range of different language modules but some students have taken modules in History or Poetry.
You continue with a broad range of engineering modules (with some selection) and mathematics, and you build on your design skills and experience through a major design activity.
Engineering Mathematics 2
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2
Electrical Engineering 2
Engineering Design 2
You now specialise in Civil, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering routes, with appropriate technical lecture content (four modules) plus an individual technical project (two modules). For your project you will work closely with a project supervisor and will be responsible for planning, design and manufacture of equipment, experimentation, analysis and reporting of your results.
The module lists for each route are given below:
Electronic Engineering Route
Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Electrical Engineering 3 / Electronics and Communications 3 / Control and Signal Processing 3 / Advanced Computer Systems and Digital Electronics 3
Mechanical Engineering Route
Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Materials 3 / Applied Mechanics 3 / Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3 / Electrical Engineering 3
Civil Engineering Route
Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Geotechnics 3 / Structures and Geomatics 3 / Environmental Engineering 3 / Civil Design 3
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 2019 entry from September 2018.
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
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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.
|Campus name||St Mary's College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Specific subjects/grades required for entry:
Mathematics and Physics at grade A.
Specific subjects excluded for entry:
General Studies and Critical Thinking.
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|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent). Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular courses at Durham.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||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|
|Extended Project||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 points||Eighteen points (6, 6, 6) from Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2|
|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|
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