Engineering BEng Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
H100

Entry Year
2018 also available in 2017

A Level Requirements
ABB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

For those who are unclear about which direction or pathway they wish to follow we offer a General Engineering entry point to our common first year structure. 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.

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. You learn by doing rather than just reading about it in a book.

It is very rare these days to find engineers within one discipline only working with others of the same persuasion, more frequently they will be integrated into interdisciplinary teams all working together and adding their specialisation to achieve a common goal. Our course and general engineering problem solving approach make our graduate highly sought after by industry as they are able to cross the boundaries between disciplines and communicate effectively. Examples could include an electronic and electrical engineer understanding thermal heat transfer within a flight control system, a chemical engineer understanding stress analysis on the distillation column supports or a mechanical engineer being able to programme a simple interface to read strain gauge measurements on a race car suspension. The boundaries between disciplines are far from clear which is why all students follow a common General Engineering first year structure before making a better informed choice of specialisation at the start of year two.

Dependent on the route you choose to follow our Engineering courses offer either full or partial accreditation for the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and The Institute of Engineering and Technology.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    For those who are unclear about which direction or pathway they wish to follow we offer a General Engineering entry point to our common first year structure. 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.

    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. You learn by doing rather than just reading about it in a book.

    It is very rare these days to find engineers within one discipline only working with others of the same persuasion, more frequently they will be integrated into interdisciplinary teams all working together and adding their specialisation to achieve a common goal. Our course and general engineering problem solving approach make our graduate highly sought after by industry as they are able to cross the boundaries between disciplines and communicate effectively. Examples could include an electronic and electrical engineer understanding thermal heat transfer within a flight control system, a chemical engineer understanding stress analysis on the distillation column supports or a mechanical engineer being able to programme a simple interface to read strain gauge measurements on a race car suspension. The boundaries between disciplines are far from clear which is why all students follow a common General Engineering first year structure before making a better informed choice of specialisation at the start of year two.

    Dependent on the route you choose to follow our Engineering courses offer either full or partial accreditation for the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and The Institute of Engineering and Technology.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level ABB

    Required Subjects A level Mathematics and a Physical Science, for example, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Design & Technology or Further Mathematics.

    GCSE Minimum of 3 GCSEs grade B to include Mathematics, and English Language grade C

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics HL and 6 in a Physical Science at HL

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Merit in an Engineering related subject including Distinctions in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians units

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject, including sufficient Mathematics content, with 24 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 21 Level 3 credits at Merit

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    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.

    Year 1

      Core

    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, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    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.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £18,168

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 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.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who achieve A*,A*,A in their A level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and who place Lancaster as their firm choice. This is awarded regardless of household income.
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study for all UK students with household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve A level grades of A*,A, A in their A level examinations (or the equivalent academic qualifications). In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), who place Lancaster as their firm choice will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

             Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.

    Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.

    •  An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning:

    • A Lancaster bursary of £1,000 for each year of study for all students from the UK with a household income of less than £42,600.

            Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship                   and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018. 

    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. 

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