Engineering at Lancaster University

Engineering

Specific A Level Entry Requirements: For Electrical and Mechanical Engineering you will require A level Mathematics and A level Physics. For Chemical Engineering you will require A level Mathematics and A level Chemistry.

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Due to the complexity of these subjects and the background knowledge it requires in later years, these pathways are double weighted. As such, you can only take one other pathway with these options.

For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering influences numerous areas of technology. These pathways will help you to develop the skills needed to conceive and design processes for the production, transformation and transportation of materials.

Due to the complexity of this subject and the background knowledge it requires in later years, this pathway is double weighted. As such you can only take one other pathway with this option.

Please note: this pathway requires Chemistry A level and Mathematics A level.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Core modules Optional modules Optional modules
Calculus Chemical Engineering Lab Project I Advanced Process Technology
Design, Innovation and 3D Thinking Engineering Analysis Chemical Engineering Design and Process Safety
Differential Equations Fluid Mechanics and Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Computer Applications in Process Engineering
Fundamentals of Chemistry for Engineers Particle Technology Separation Processes Energy Conversion
Further Engineering Mechanics Process Transfers of Mass and Heat Life Cycle Analysis
Heat Transfer Reactors and Equipment Nuclear Instrumentation
Introductory Engineering Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics
Process Engineering Fundamental Strength and Materials
The World of Manufacture

Electrical Engineering

This Pathway will help you develop a sound foundation in all aspects of Electronic and Electrical Engineering that is crucial to the design and manufacture of future systems in the medical, environmental, energy, transport and ICT markets. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in areas including wireless communications, silicon chip design, nanotechnology, green technologies and power generation.

Due to the complexity of this subject and the background knowledge it requires in later years, this pathway is double weighted. As such you can only take one other pathway with this option.

Please note: this pathway requires Mathematics A level and Physics A level.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Core modules Core modules Optional modules
Calculus Digital Electronics Analogue Electronics
Computers and Control Electrical Circuits and Power Systems Digital Signal Processing
Differential Equations Electromagnetics and RF Engineering Integrated Circuit Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals Optional modules Optoelectronics and Wireless Communications
Fundamentals of Chemistry for Engineers Engineering Analysis
Fundamentals of Digital Electronics Instrumentation and Control
Fundamentals of Electronic Instrumentation
Further Engineering Mathematics
Introductory Engineering Mathematics
Process Engineering Fundamentals

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a field covering any industry that uses moving parts, from construction to transport; medicine to manufacturing; renewable energy to consumer technology. Our programme gives you the skills necessary for the subject, with an applied focus on mechanical system designs.

Due to the complexity of this subject and the background knowledge it requires in later years, this pathway is double weighted. As such you can only take one other pathway with this option.

Please note: this pathway requires Mathematics A level and Physics A level.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Core modules Core modules Optional modules
Calculus Engineering Mechanics Design and Manufacturing
Computers and Control Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Engineering Materials
Design, Innovation and 3D Thinking Materials and Design Machine Elements
Differential Equations Optional modules Vibration Analysis and Application
Further Engineering Mathematics Engineering Analysis
Heat Transfer Instrumentation and Control
Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

Introductory Engineering Mathematics

Strength and Materials
The World of Manufacture

To study on any particular Pathway you must meet the entry requirements of that subject. The 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. For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.