General Engineering with a Foundation Year MEng (Hons)

If you don't have the usual scientific or mathematical background for an engineering degree, a foundation year is for you. After successfully completing the foundation year, which has modules in mathematics, physics and chemistry, you can start either the BEng or MEng degree.

Taught by world-leading experts from our seven outstanding engineering departments, the General Engineering interdisciplinary degree will ensure you develop a broad knowledge and understanding of engineering, while developing skills in independent thinking and the professional skills necessary for a career in industry.

In an increasingly complex and challenging world, knowledge and expertise beyond a single discipline is valuable for 21st-century engineers.

During your first two years you'll study modules across all disciplines and look at engineering in an interdisciplinary context. At the end of year two, you'll choose a specialism from one of our subjects, covering a range of engineering fields.

We also offer a non-specialist stream, allowing you to continue studying a variety of disciplines.

You'll spend year three and year four studying your chosen stream. The interdisciplinary ethos of your degree will be continued in the group design project and an advanced research or industry-led final-year project.

MEng (Hons) Award
Full-time Study Mode
5 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

BBB; BBC

BBB (no STEM at A Level); BBB, including Maths or a science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology); BBC, including Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

International Baccalaureate

| 32 (no STEM at Higher Level); 32, with Maths or a science at Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 7; 31, with Maths and a science at Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 7

BTEC

| DDD in Engineering or Applied Science + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A + successful completion of a maths test

Scottish Highers

| AABBB (no STEM subjects); AABBB, including Maths or a science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology); ABBBB, including Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + BB (no STEM at A Level); B + BB. including Maths or a science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology); B + BC in Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject and 45 credits at Level 3 with 24 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Maths and 21 credits at Merit. You must also have either: grade 7/A in GCSE Maths, grade C in AS Level Maths or Grade D in A Level Maths. You will need to successfully complete a maths test. Applicants are considered individually

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English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

An additional maths test is required for BTEC, Access to HE Diploma applicants and students with no A Level or equivalent in Maths or a science. Please contact the department for more information

If you have A Level BBB with no STEM or equivalent, you will need grade 6/B in GCSE Science and 7/A in GCSE Maths + the successful completion of a Maths test; if you have A Level BBB with Maths at A Level or equivalent, you will need grade 6/B in GCSE Science; if you have A Level BBB with a science or equivalent, you will need grade 6/B in GCSE Maths

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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