Innovation Engineering BEng (Hons)

Overview

Innovative engineering tackles global challenges, like access to resources and climate change. It also extends the possibilities of healthcare research and advances medical technology.

On this BEng (Hons) Innovation Engineering degree course, you’ll develop skills in mechanical, electronic, design and materials engineering. You’ll build communication, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and emerge ready to solve pressing problems that impact our society.

After the course, you'll be set for a career in areas such as visualisation and data management, equipment for medical and allied health industries, and industrial research and development.

What you'll experience

On this degree course, you’ll:

  • Learn to make key decisions and choose the best ways to solve complex and demanding global challenges
  • Make use of our Future Technology Centre, including 3D simulation, manufacturing and visualisation facilities
  • Work on projects that solve real problems in society
  • Have the opportunity to collaborate with a network of experts and scientists working in nanotechnology, robotics, new materials and sustainable energy

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build links with businesses and organisations in the industry.

What you'll study

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Core Skills in Electronics
  • Design and Materials in Engineering
  • Environmental Challenges and Innovation Opportunities

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Business Innovation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Structural Modelling with Computer Aided Design (CAD)

There are no optional modules in this year.

Placement year (optional)

On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • BEng Individual Project
  • Big Data Science
  • Environmental Futures

There are no optional modules in this year.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • laboratory
  • project work

You'll also use facilities for Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL), which is an alternative to the traditional lecture-style learning. This makes it easier for you to collaborate with other students and take part in team-based problem solving.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • multiple choice tests
  • essays
  • written exams
  • mini projects
  • presentations
  • review articles
  • supervised work sessions

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 84% by written exams and 16% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 56% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 40% by written exams and 60% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

As well as building your technical knowledge, this course enhances your communication, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

This gives you the foundation for a career in global organisations, tech start-ups, government departments and specialist agencies in areas such as consumer and professional electronics, robotics, defence, broadcasting and telecommunications.

What jobs can you do with an Innovation Engineering degree?

Roles you could go on to after the course include:

  • electronics engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

The course also meets the requirements for many engineering graduate programmes.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

BEng (Hons), BEng (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from Mathematics.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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