What Will You Study
Sustainable Engineering is the process of using energy and resources at a rate that does not compromise the natural environment, or the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This course will give you a broad foundation in Engineering with a focus on sustainability issues. You will develop skills in making informed choices about material selection, designing products with due consideration to their lifecycle, analysing existing products and understanding their impact on the environment.
Your course begins with core Engineering and Engineering Mathematics subjects – such as Energy, Technology and Sustainability – and will develop your skills and knowledge over the length of the programme to be able to design and implement sustainable systems and technology in the material, manufacturing and energy sectors.
Your course also includes modules such as Renewable Energy as well as intensive industrial placements where you will put your learning into practice, helping businesses to solve specific problems at the cutting-edge of technology.
- Chemical Engineering : BEng Hons
- Chemical Engineering : MEng Hons
- Computer Systems Engineering : BEng Hons
- Computer Systems Engineering : MEng Hons
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering : BEng Hons
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering : MEng Hons
- Engineering : BEng 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
- Sustainable Engineering : BEng Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Strength and materials
- The World of Manufacture
- Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals
- Sensing and Signals
- Computers and Control
- The Digital Domain
- Transport technology
- Energy Technology and Sustainability
- Design, Innovation and 3-D Thinking
- Electronic Information Systems Design
- Introductory Engineering Mathematics
- Algebra, Graphs and Elementary Complex Numbers
- Differential Equations
- Further Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Analysis
- Instrumentation and Control
- Power and Heat
- Engineering Projects
- Business Development Project
- Decommissioning and Sustainability
- Mechanics and Vibrations
- Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
- Mechanical Systems A
- Mechanical Systems B
- Engineering Management
- Electrical and Fluid Drives and Actuators
- Design and Manufacturing
- Machine Elements
- Energy Conversion
- Life Cycle Analysis
- Individual MEng Project
- Final Year Project
- System design and modelling
- Mechanics and Actuators
- Intelligent System Control
- Group Project
- Introduction Module
- Renewable Energy
- Advanced CAD/CAM
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment 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.
A-level: AAA including Mathematics and a Physical Science A-level. We normally expect three A-levels
General Studies: Accepted only as one of the best 3 grades if 4 A-levels presented
Preference: For a majority of units to be from A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
Scottish Highers: AAABB (Advanced Higher in Mathematicss is helpful)
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 36 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL courses, including Mathematics at higher level
BTEC: Overall grades of DDD in an Engineering related subject including Distinctions in the Mathematics and Further Mathematics units
GCSE: Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in English Language
New UK 'Diploma' & Cambridge Pre-U: Contact us for information
Direct entry to second year: Appropriate qualifications include a good Higher National Diploma or Certificate in relevant subjects, or a Higher Diploma from polytechnics in Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates with other qualifications of comparable standing should write to enquire
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.
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.