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Key facts

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of Engineering, and fast-track your journey to becoming a chartered engineer with our four-year MEng Engineering degree.

For your first three years you’ll follow the same programme as the BEng Engineering. In your final year you will put what you’ve learnt to the test with a multidisciplinary design project.A major team-based project, it will mark the culmination of your study and will encourage you to explore the breadth of your learning in the context of an industrial project. You’ll be given a real brief to work from, and you’ll be encouraged to undertake site visits so that you can develop proposals, which you’ll then present to professional engineers.

Our programmes promote the development of a new breed of highly versatile engineering graduates, possessing the capacity to find solutions to society’s biggest challenges. We aim to produce pioneering graduates, capable of supporting a changing industry through their intellectual flexibility.

Overview

All engineering courses within the School have share an integrated programme structure during the first year to demonstrate the potential breadth of the discipline. After first year, you can elect to tailor the course in Mechanical or Electronic and Electrical or continue to pursue a broad-based approach. We work closely with other UEA Schools including Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences and Mathematics, so that your learning is informed by a range of expertise.

You’ll benefit from our connections with local industry right from the start of your course. You’ll get a taste of the many career paths engineering will open up to you, through meeting role-models, site visits and opportunities for short-term internships and placements. We’ll actively encourage you to develop your networking abilities, learning to make the most of your exposure to our industrial contacts. You’ll also have the option to participate in SELECT, UEA’s engineering internship scheme, from your first year.

Course Structure

Year 1

In your first year you’ll take on small design projects to gain a grounding in engineering mathematics and principles, supported by a broad introduction to energy from practising engineers. Engineering Studies will allow you to study a number of more focused engineering disciplines. Introductions to mechanical, electronic and electrical and energy engineering are delivered through fieldwork,and design and build tasks.

After these introductions you’ll be given the flexibility to change your degree path based on what you’ve learnt. You can choose your preferred path at any point before the start of your second year or, with appropriate module choices, further delay the decision until the end of second year.

Year 2

Building on themes from the first year, you’ll be exposed to electronic and electrical engineering, together with the fundamentals of mechanics, dynamics and vibration that are essential to mechanical engineers. Teaching in Engineering Principles and Design will carry the thread of design through to your final year.

Year 3

In your third year we’ll encourage you to take ownership of elements of your learning through the exploration of a detailed project, based on your specific interests.This could involve experimentation, research, practical construction, circuit assembly or computer modelling.

This experience will help you define your path towards a specific career. When an opportunity presents itself, we will link these individual projects to explore real engineering problems.

Year 4

In your final year you’ll undertake a major multidisciplinary design project. The team-based project, will encourage you to explore the breadth of your learning to-date in the context of an industrial project.

The project will typically be based on a real client brief, acquired or adapted from industry, and presented to you in the autumn term. You’ll work within your team to explore the brief, carry out site visits, and develop proposals, which you will then present to professional engineers.

Teaching and Learning

Your Engineering degree course will combine lectures, workshops and tutorials. You’ll then be asked to apply the knowledge gained to a research problem or a series of questions, or to solve a design problem. It is this application of knowledge that will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the material and help you to retain what you have learnt.

Throughout your studies you will develop skill sets in line with the guidance provided by the Engineering Council. That means you’ll graduate with the capabilities you need to get your career off to a flying start, including being an effective communicator, digitally literate, and capable of dealing with problems where you have insufficient data.

You’ll develop your communication skills through written reports, oral presentations and workshop discussions. And workshops will also give you time to develop digital skillsets in computer analysis and design. 

What’s more, we’ll provide you with multiple opportunities to connect with industry, when you will be encouraged to develop your networking abilities and to optimise your exposure to our industrial contacts.

By combining excellence in teaching and promoting industrial connections, we aim to secure your success as you progress through your programme and beyond.

Independent study

Independent study will be guided by the requirements of your research projects, design work and problem-solving exercises. You can expect to explore your module content widely, through which you’ll develop the independent learning skills so highly valued by employers. This will culminate in the development and presentation of your final year multi-disciplinary or industry-linked project.

Assessment

Our assessment strategies are as varied as our teaching. In acknowledging the individual ways in which you might prefer to demonstrate your learning, assessment patterns are designed to present opportunities for you to shine through a variety of assessments across the programme.

Assessment examples include written work, poster presentations, illustrative sketches and traditional examinations.

Study abroad or Placement Year

We also offer a BEng Engineering with a Year in Industry degree if you are interested in spending a year in an industrial placement.

After the course

As a UEA Engineering graduate, you’ll have excellent career prospects to join the thriving engineering industry. Qualified engineers are highly sought after, plus employability and transferable skills are embedded into our courses from the start, so you’ll graduate with a skill-set advantage that will help you succeed in the workplace.

You’ll have multiple opportunities to acquire valuable industry contacts through our collaborations with major engineering partners.

You will also be well positioned to take your studies even further with a PhD degree. And the STEM capital you’ll have gained could support a successful career in accountancy, law, teaching and finance.

Career destinations

Examples of careers that you could enter include:

  • Public or private sector engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Energy and manufacturing
  • Accountancy
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Finance

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Course Modules 2020/1

Important Information

The University makes every effort to ensure that the information within its course finder is accurate and up-to-date. Occasionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, informing students and will also keep prospective students informed appropriately by updating our course information within our course finder.

In light of the current situation relating to Covid-19, we are in the process of reviewing all courses for 2020 entry with adjustments to course information being made where required to ensure the safety of students and staff, and to meet government guidance.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

You are required to have English Language at a minimum of Grade C/4 or above and Mathematics at Grade B/5 or above at GCSE.

 

Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

 

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme. Depending on your interests and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students 

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Scholarships

ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships

ScottishPower Foundation has announced 28 postgraduate energy and environment scholarship grants in the UK for the 2017/18 academic year, to be split amongst 7 of the UK’s most respected universities, including UEA (with a guaranteed 4 places to be specific scholarships eligible to UEA students only). To coincide with this, ScottishPower Renewables has donated £100k to the ScottishPower Foundation to go towards funding these places.

The programme aims to help train a generation of highly skilled professionals to face up to the challenges that lie ahead, including the development of a sustainable energy model.

Final year students on the undergraduate integrated master’s courses, MEng Energy Engineering and MEng Engineering can apply for the scholarship for 4th year of study.

The scholarship meets full enrolment costs and provides a generous monthly living allowance of £1,200.

More information: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/scholarships/scottishpower-scholarship

Application deadline: 7 April 2017

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

    Next Steps

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