University of Leicester

General Engineering University of Leicester Degree level: Undergraduate

Back

Course options

Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This is for you if... you want to build a broad base of engineering knowledge, taking modules from the full range of engineering subjects.

Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand.

Unlike some other universities, Engineering at Leicester has always been viewed as a unified subject and all engineering research and teaching staff belong to a single department. This has significant advantages for our graduates who leave here familiar with a broad range of topics and techniques in electrical, electronic, mechanical and software engineering. While this is an advantage to all our courses it provides a special quality to our General Engineering degrees.

You will take control, computing, management and courses from the electrical, mechanical and other streams. These are carefully selected to provide overall coherence and balance, ensuring a good foundation for interdisciplinary projects in a wide range of professions. A degree in General Engineering is particularly recommended if you are considering a career in biomedical engineering, engineering consultancy, control engineering, sensors and data processing, patenting or a non-engineering profession.

Course details

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages.

Assessment method

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand throughout your course to offer advice and support on personal matters, provide guidance on course choices and help you appraise your own work.

For the practical aspects of the course you will work, with a partner or as part of a small team, in our well-equipped engineering labs. On your third year project you will work individually with an academic member of staff.

Continuous assessment of your experimentation, computing, design and project work will contribute about 30-50% of your overall mark, with the rest based on your performance in exams for each module. You will also be expected to give presentations about your work.


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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H100
Institution code L34
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB including Mathematics and a Physical science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD In Engineering. Including Year 2 Mathematics at Distinction.

Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Engineering diploma with 45 credits at level 3 including some at distinction.

Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.
Scottish Higher AABBB Including Mathematics and a physical science at grade A.
AS Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 including Maths and Physics.
Extended Project accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level and another acceptable qualification.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Mathematics and Physics at HL5.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 including Mathematics and a Physical science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB including Maths and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.

GCSE English Language Grade C or above required.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,705 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

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2018/9 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

Provider information

Visit our website

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH


Course contact details

Visit our course page
Admissions Office (UG Science and Engineering)

+44 (0) 116 252 5281