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Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

B to be achieved from Maths or relevant science. Relevant science is Chemistry (Chemistry / Chemical Engineering routes) OR Physics (all other routes).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

must include Higher Level 5 in Maths AND HL 5 Chemistry (Chemistry / Chemical Engineering routes) OR HL 5 Physics (all other routes).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

For Year 1 Entry only: must be in Engineering including sufficient Physics and Maths. Electrical and Electronic Engineering is accepted for Electrical route.

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC in a relevant subject (including sufficient Maths and science) with A in graded unit.

Scottish HND

Pass

HND in a relevant subject (including sufficient Maths and science) with AA in graded units.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

must include B in Maths AND EITHER B in Chemistry for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering routes OR B in Physics for all other routes. Engineering Science is accepted for in place of Physics for Mechanical Engineering route only.

UCAS Tariff

104-114

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

General or integrated engineering

BEng Engineering is a one year programme designed to act as a route for students who wish to defer making a choice about a specialised engineering discipline. Students select eight courses from two or three engineering disciplines. At the end of Level 1, BEng Engineers transfer to Level 2 of their chosen programme. The aim of this programme is to enable students to sample a range of engineering disciplines before choosing their degree profile.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,792
per year
International
£19,792
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Edinburgh Campus

Department:

Combined Studies

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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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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
B

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
97%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Engineering professionals
6%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
3%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£36k

£36k

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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Lower entry requirements
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