Engineering BEng Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
H100

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB-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 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

    Essential subjects

    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)

    Further information

    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 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

    Year 2

      Optional

    Year 3

      Optional

    Year 4

      Optional

    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 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £17,470

    Funding

    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 
    • 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

    View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

    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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