What Will You Study
Our flexible Engineering programme brings to life core subjects such as mechanics, thermodynamics and electrical/electronic systems, along with emerging technologies like renewable energy, new materials and advanced sensors.
At Lancaster you will experience a new interactive way of learning. Practical and experimental classes offer you hands-on experience to complement your course's theory modules, while innovative design-build-test projects replace traditional lab sessions.
All our undergraduate degrees start with a common first year, regardless of which discipline you choose, and include modules such as Strengths and Materials, and Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals as well as Engineering Mathematics courses. At the end of your first year, you can choose to specialise in a particular field of Engineering and choose from second and third year modules including Engineering Analysis and Engineering Materials.
- Chemical Engineering : BEng Hons
- Chemical Engineering : MEng Hons
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering : BEng Hons
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering : MEng Hons
- Engineering (Study Abroad) : BEng Hons
- Engineering (Study Abroad) : MEng Hons
- Mechanical Engineering : BEng Hons
- Mechanical Engineering : MEng Hons
- Mechatronics : BEng Hons
- Mechatronics : MEng Hons
- Nuclear Engineering : BEng Hons
- Nuclear Engineering : MEng Hons
Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Computers and Control
- Energy Technology and Sustainability
- Fundamentals of Digital Electronics
- Introductory Engineering Mathematics
- The World of Manufacture
- Business Development Project
- Decommissioning and Sustainability
- Digital Electronics
- Electrical Circuits and Power Systems
- Electromagnetics & RF Engineering
- Engineering Analysis
- Engineering design project
- Engineering Projects
- Engineering Year 2 Average
- Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
- Instrumentation and Control
- Materials & Design
- Mechanics and Vibrations
- Nuclear Engineering
- Particle Technology and Separation Processes
- Power and Heat
- Process Transfers of Mass and Heat
- Reactors and Equipment
- Advanced Process Transfers
- Analogue Electronics
- Chemical Engineering Design and Process Safety
- Chemical Process Design Project
- Computer Applications in Process Engineering
- Design and Manufacturing
- Design for Sustainability
- Electrical and Fluid Drives and Actuators
- Energy Conversion
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Materials
- Individual BEng Project
- Individual MEng Project
- Integrated Circuit Engineering
- Life Cycle Analysis
- Machine Elements
- Nuclear Instrumentation
- Nuclear Medicine
- Optoelectronics and wireless communications
- Programmable Systems
- Advanced CAD/CAM
- Advanced Embedded Systems
- Electrical Power Systems Analysis & Modelling
- Electrochemical Engineering
- Group Project
- Intelligent System Control
- Interfacing and Integration
- Introduction Module
- Leadership in Technology
- Mechanics and Actuators
- Microsystem and System-on-Chip Technology
- Nuclear Safety & Design
- Renewable Energy
- Smart Systems
- System design and modelling
- Wastewater Engineering Technology
- Water resources and treatment technologies
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
A Level AAB-ABB including Mathematics and a Physical Science
International Baccalaureate 35-32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects, including Mathematics and a Physical Science at grade 6 (Higher Level)
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit in an Engineering related subject including Distinctions in the Mathematics and Further Mathematics units
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly
Mathematics and a Physical Science are required for entry
GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)
IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)
General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level
Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed
Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via email@example.com
Many of our graduates go on to work with the companies we have strong links with, often starting on salaries in excess of £26,500 per annum. Recent Engineering graduates have embarked upon careers as electronic, mechanical, applications, design and nuclear systems engineers.
As well as specific technical knowledge, your Engineering degree teaches you skills of logical analysis, communication, problem-solving and project management. They are used by our graduates for work in design, project engineering and management, research, contracts, sales and marketing and data analysis. Our graduates also choose to continue their studies to MSc and PhD level.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using various methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include basic and in-depth questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supervised in the production of final year project reports and dissertations, while students in laboratory classes are supported by demonstrators. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.
Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2016/17 are:
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
It will be necessary for students to purchase clothing for use in laboratories which is approximately £70. The University pays for student membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology where appropriate plus contributes to specialist software and workshop materials.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.