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City, University of London

Engineering (with professional placement)

UCAS Code: H103

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

to include A Level Mathematics

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4(C) in GCSE English

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

IB with 35 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at grade 6.

UCAS Tariff

128

to include A Level Mathematics

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

General or integrated engineering

City's broad MEng (Hons) Engineering course is ideal for students with a strong grounding in Mathematics and Science who wish to develop their capabilities in logic and problem-solving. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree course means a wide variety of career paths will be available to graduates. Our current engineering degrees are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions, providing a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status. We have every expectation that this new degree will similarly receive full institutional accreditation.

The continual growth in computer speed, storage capabilities and visualization techniques, together with greater levels of understanding of the physics that explains our world, has led to remarkable improvements in the fidelity of engineering simulations. This degree responds to the demand for engineers enthused by tackling cross-disciplinary challenges, in particular through the development of advanced engineering software (using high-performance computers) and use of digital manufacturing.

You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route. Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification. In recent years students from our engineering courses have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as BMW, the Home Office, Ghana Energy Commission, Airbus and British Airways.

Numerate engineering graduates who exhibit strong logical skills, curiosity and an ability to perform at the highest technical level are much sought after by industry. This broad engineering degree will develop your capabilities in not just problem-solving, but problem-seeking. Graduates will have the potential to work within interdisciplinary teams on a wide range of advanced engineering technologies spanning from the design of space probes or aeroengines, F1 aerodynamics, oil and gas recovery, to tether-free walking robots and the design of artificial human heart valves.

Modules

The first year is common to all of City's engineering courses. You will take the following six core modules:

EX1010 Mathematics I
ET1060 Engineering Science
ET1070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I
ET1080 Solid Mechanics
ET1061 Electronics
ET1090 Design I

You will begin to specialise in the second year, taking the following six core modules:

EX2010 Mathematics II
ET2070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics II
ET2082 Measurement and Data Analysis
ET2080 Structural Mechanics
ET2063 Mechatronics
ET2100 Design II: Engineering

In year three you will take the following six core modules:

CV3602 Structural Engineering
AE3401 Aerodynamics and Propulsion
EE3602 Signal Processing and Communications
EE3702 Medical Physics and Imaging
ME3403 Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Management
ET3105 BEng Project: Engineering

The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and group design exercises and modules covering variety of topics including advanced structural analysis and heat transfer, advanced computational fluid dynamics etc.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.

Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 1
62% written examination, 38% coursework

Year 2
53% written examination, 47% coursework

Year 3
61% written examination, 39% coursework

Year 4
28% written examination, 72% coursework.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Civil Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

64%
low
General or integrated engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
48%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
57%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

100%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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