What students say about general engineering
General engineering is much more practical than most people think. There are a lot of very interesting projects that liven up the whole experience.2nd year, University of Cambridge
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
- No Specific Requirements
Useful to have
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
Personal statement advice
Here are some tips for things you should cover in your engineering personal statement to get the attention of university admissions tutors...
Search for general engineering courses
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Industrial engineer
- Environmental engineer
Other real-life job examples
- Management consultant
- Sales engineer
What employers like about this subject
A general engineering degree teaches a number of desirable transferable skills, beyond just subject-specific knowledge. The subject sees students take ideas from a very early stage and applying them to real world problems and requirements, assessing risks and practical issues. Problem-solving is integral as products undergo this refinement, and you seek resolutions to problems which arise. You’ll also learn how to work as part of a large team, arguing your opinion and analysing others’ to ultimately reach a common goal. You’ll also use numeracy skills in working to budget and deadline, as well as computing skills in the utilisation of design software in early stages.