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.