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Engineering

Engineers use maths, science and technology to design, test and develop machines, structures and processes. From farming to medicine to energy, engineers are solving the big problems facing the world today.

Why study with us

Engineers bring ideas to life. The devices we use to communicate, our built environment and infrastructure, and the mechanical products and processes we rely on have all been designed and constructed by engineers. Engineers are finding solutions to some of the world's most complex challenges. They’re developing advanced prosthetics, producing sustainable materials, investigating alternative fuels and creating clean water systems.

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A leading engineering school

We are a leading engineering school, conducting internationally renowned research alongside teaching that places students at the centre of the learning experience.

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Fully accredited degree courses

We prepare our graduates for the challenges of professional practice. All of our undergraduate degree courses are accredited by the relevant professional engineering institution.

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Making an impact

We are having a positive impact on the world around us, for example our students are learning about creating renewable energy and promoting sustainability to mitigate climate change.

We aim to make sure that our graduates are among the best engineers in the UK. We are updating our teaching to make it more innovative and applicable to the challenges that we face now and in the future. Join us and make a difference.
Professor Jianzhong Wu Head of School, Engineering.

Courses

Architectural Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our architectural engineering programme will give you a solid foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue an interest in architecture and design.

Architectural Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Our architectural engineering degree provides you with a sound foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue your creative interests in architecture and design.

Architectural Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

This course will help you to gain a solid foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue your interest in design and architecture. You will also spend a semester studying abroad with one of our international partners.

Architectural Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our architectural engineering programme allows you to follow your interests in architecture and design while also giving you the opportunity to spend a year working in industry and a semester studying abroad.

Architectural Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Our architectural engineering programme will give you a solid foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue an interest in architecture and design, and spend a year working in industry.

Architectural Engineering with Year in Europe (Germany) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Our architectural engineering degree provides you with a sound foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue your creative interests in architecture and design. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year studying at a German

Architectural Engineering with Year in Europe (Spain) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Our architectural engineering degree provides you with a sound foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue your creative interests in architecture and design. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year studying at a

Civil and Environmental Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This MEng programme includes one semester studying abroad and a year working in

Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This BEng programme includes one year working in industry.

Civil and Environmental Engineering with Year in Europe (France) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This course includes a year spent studying at a French university.

Civil and Environmental Engineering with Year in Europe (Germany) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This course includes a year spent studying at a German university.

Civil and Environmental Engineering with Year in Europe (Spain) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This course includes a year spent studying at a Spanish university.

Civil and Environmental Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This course includes a year spent working in industry.

Civil Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our civil engineering programme offers you a highly regarded degree with a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our civil engineering programme offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments. This course provides the opportunity to spend a year working in industry and a semester

Civil Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering with Year in Europe (France) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year studying at a French university.

Civil Engineering with Year in Europe (Germany) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year studying at a German university.

Civil Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Electronic and electrical engineering explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes one semester spent studying abroad.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes a semester spent studying abroad and one year working in industry.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes one year spent working in industry,

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year working in industry.

Engineering with a Foundation Year (BEng)

Full time, 4 years

The Engineering Foundation Year course is specially designed to give you the necessary knowledge you will need for an engineering degree.

Integrated Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy.

Integrated Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering with Year in Europe (France) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering with Year in Europe (Germany) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering with Year in Europe (Spain) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes.

Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes.

Mechanical Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one semester studying abroad.

Mechanical Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one semester studying abroad and one year working in

Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year working in industry.

Mechanical Engineering with Year in Europe (France) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year studying at a French university.

Mechanical Engineering with Year in Europe (Germany) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year studying at a German university.

Mechanical Engineering with Year in Europe (Spain) (MEng)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year studying at a Spanish university.

Mechanical Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year working in industry.

Medical Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application.

Medical Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

The medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application.

Medical Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad.

Medical Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad and a year working in industry.

Medical Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year working in industry.

Medical Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year working in industry.

Facilities and location

Two months after I graduated, I joined the technical team at the capital projects directorate of a non-profit organisation. Our primary mission was to deliver strategic projects, including schools, a stadium and the Qatar National Library.
Abdulla Al-Fadhala, Architectural Engineering (BEng 2015)

Our talks

Explore our many accredited BEng and MEng degree courses, each with outstanding industrial relationships and a diverse student community. Watch the videos below for an overview of the courses and support available to you when you study with us.

Dr Jay Millington provides an overview of our civil, architectural and environmental engineering courses.

Civil, architectural and environmental engineering

Dr Jay Millington provides an overview of our civil, architectural and environmental engineering courses.

Dr Mark Eaton explains all you need to know about studying mechanical and medical engineering with us.

Mechanical and medical engineering

Dr Mark Eaton explains all you need to know about studying mechanical and medical engineering with us.

Dr Yulia Hicks gives you a comprehensive overview of our electrical and electronic and integrated engineering courses.

Electrical, electronic and integrated engineering

Dr Yulia Hicks gives you a comprehensive overview of our electrical and electronic and integrated engineering courses.

I am now working as a Landing Gear Design Engineer at Airbus. Every day is different, which is what keeps it interesting.
Kirsty Mon-Williams, Mechanical Engineering (Year in Industry) (BEng 2017)

Our student experience

We are a friendly and inclusive engineering school with a diverse range of students and staff. Our students are highly valued by employers and 97% of our graduates were in employment or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities like travelling 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

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Meet our student life vlogger

Dan is a final year MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering student. He has studied abroad in Arizona, USA, and spent a year in industry working in Germany during his degree. Watch his vlogs to find out more about student life and for general advice for new students.

Phil tells you about his time studying civil engineering and recommends some top tips for new engineering students.

Civil engineering

Phil tells you about his time studying civil engineering and recommends some top tips for new engineering students.

Juliette tells you what it is like to study here and gives you her recommendations for a fulfilling student experience.

Mechanical and medical engineering

Juliette tells you what it is like to study here and gives you her recommendations for a fulfilling student experience.

Jessica tells you about her experiences studying with us and her successful career since graduating.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Jessica tells you about her experiences studying with us and her successful career since graduating.

A taste of studying engineering

Watch our taster lectures to get a taste of our approach to teaching and try out some of the exciting topics you might study.

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Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

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HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.