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Engineering (with professional placement)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

to include A Level Mathematics

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4(C) in GCSE English

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6 OR 34 points total, including Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 6 and Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7.

UCAS Tariff

128

to include A Level Mathematics

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

General or integrated engineering

Simulation software can predict how designs will work in practice, leading to reduced waste and improved outcomes for engineers. As such, engineering specialists with advanced computational skills are in high demand. This integrated master's degree will prepare you for a career in this cutting-edge engineering specialism.

City's broad MEng (Hons) Engineering course is ideal for students with a strong grounding in Mathematics and Science who wish to develop their capabilities in logic and problem-solving. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree course means a wide variety of career paths will be available to graduates. Our current engineering degrees are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions, providing a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status. We have every expectation that this new degree will similarly receive full institutional accreditation.

The continual growth in computer speed, storage capabilities and visualization techniques, together with greater levels of understanding of the physics that explains our world, has led to remarkable improvements in the fidelity of engineering simulations. This degree responds to the demand for engineers enthused by tackling cross-disciplinary challenges, in particular through the development of advanced engineering software (using high-performance computers) and use of digital manufacturing.

This four-year integrated master's degree will open doors in a diverse range of sectors, from biomedical manufacturing to automotive engineering, aerospace and infrastructure.

- Continual growth in computer speed and visualisation techniques has led to remarkable improvements in engineering simulations. This degree responds to the demand for engineers who can tackle engineering challenges by using this advanced software and high-performance computing.

- Develop a broad engineering skill set, alongside specialist knowledge of areas that rely on advanced computational analysis, such as Finite Element analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics

- Become proficient with analytical, computational, CAD and experimental techniques to solve engineering problems

- Learn from research-active academics at the cutting-edge of the discipline

- Study in specialist facilities including our flight deck, motion simulators, wind tunnels, optical compressors, formula car simulator and more

Boost your employability with an optional work placement – past hosts have included BMW, the Home Office, Airbus and British Airways.
Our engineering degrees are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions. We have every expectation that this degree will similarly receive full accreditation.

You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route. Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification. In recent years students from our engineering courses have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as BMW, the Home Office, Ghana Energy Commission, Airbus and British Airways.

Modules

Year 1
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, with our shared engineering first year.

- Mathematics I (20 credits)
- Engineering Science (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I (20 credits)
- Solid Mechanics (20 credits)
- Electronics (20 credits)
- Design I (20 credits)
- Personal & Professional Development (5 credits)

Year 2
Specialise with core modules covering key mathematical and engineering topics, as well as selecting a specialist elective module in one of our areas of engineering expertise.

- Mathematics II (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics II (20 credits)
- Structural Mechanics (20 credits)
- Mechatronics (20 credits)
- Measurement and Data Analysis (20 credits)
- Design II: Aeronautical (20 credits)
- Design II: Mechanical (20 credits)
- Design II: Civil (20 credits)
- Design II: Electrical & Electronic & Biomedical (20 credits)

Year 3
Deepen your knowledge of engineering with core modules such as fluid dynamics and medical physics. Undertake an in-depth individual research project to demonstrate your design and analytical skills.

- Structural Engineering (20 credits)
- Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (20 credits)
- Signal Processing and Communications (20 credits)
- MEng Individual Project (Stage 3) (20 credits)
- Engineering Management, Reliability and Sustainability (20 credits)
- Design III: Aeronautical (20 credits)
- Design III: Mechanical (20 credits)
- Design III: Electrical & Electronic (20 credits)
- Design III: Biomedical (20 credits)
- Design III: Civil (20 credits)

Year 4
Transition from academic study to professional practice with a significant engineering design project. Choose from: European Global Product Design (EGPR), Formula Student, Aircraft Design Project or Gas Turbine project.

- Advanced Analytical Methods (20 credits)
- EEM403 - Advanced Signal Processing and Communications (20 credits)
- Advanced CFD (20 credits)
- MEng Project: Engineering (20 credits)
- Design IV: Aeronautical (40 credits)
- Design IV: Mechanical (40 credits)
- Design IV: Electrical & Electronic (40 credits)
- Design IV: Biomedical (40 credits)
- Design IV: Civil (40 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.

Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 1
- Written examination: 62%
- Coursework: 38%

Year 2
- Written examination: 53%
- Coursework: 47%

Year 3
- Written examination: 61%
- Coursework: 39%

Year 4
- Written examination: 28%
- Coursework: 72%

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Civil Engineering

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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General or integrated engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
24%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Administrative occupations: finance

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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