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De Montfort University

Engineering Year Zero

UCAS Code: H108

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

56

from at least 1 A-Level Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

General or integrated engineering

This is the first year in an integrated four year programme of study, which includes an undergraduate degree. It is ideal if you want to become a professional engineer, but do not have the relevant subject grades to study engineering at degree level. The course gives you the core skills in science, mathematics, design and IT that are required to study engineering at undergraduate level. It is especially suitable if you are a mature student returning to study, or if you have entry qualifications below those required to start the full degree.

On successful completion of Engineering Year Zero, you will progress to one of our selected undergraduate courses. The course aims to give you a solid understanding and an ability to use mathematical and scientific fundamentals that are needed in the first year of an engineering degree programme.

Modules

• Quantitative Methods
• Engineering Applications
• ICT and Business Practice
• Design and Technology

Assessment methods

A variety of teaching techniques are used, including lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes. The course is taught by expert staff with many years of experience in teaching students who may find Mathematics and physics difficult. Help and support is always available and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and understand new concepts.
This is complemented by specialist labs in material sciences, dynamics, and control and design.
Continuous assessment forms a major part of the course. You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 20 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

43%
UK students
57%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
40%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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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.

£22,500
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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