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University of Exeter

Engineering

UCAS Code: H101

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

General or integrated engineering

From the minute we awake to an alarm clock, to the music we listen to, the clothes we dress in, the food we eat, the transport, roads and bridges we use, and the buildings we inhabit; every aspect of our daily routine involves some form of engineering. Engineers are the inventors and problem-solvers of our everyday world and they influence and develop the environment and technology of our future.

Engineering graduates are in high demand and professional opportunities exist in many different fields such as construction, textiles, defence, renewable energy, food, aerospace, medicine, radio, TV and motor sport. There are also many kinds of engineering disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical, electronic and materials engineering and the type of work can vary from research and design to consulting and manufacturing.
The engineering programmes at Exeter offer you a flexible first year to explore many disciplines of engineering, with the freedom to choose which excites you most before you decide to specialise in one area. Students on the BEng or MEng Engineering programmes normally change to one of the accredited, discipline specific, programmes at the end of the first year; although it is possible to continue with the general study of engineering beyond your first year.

During your first year you will study subjects fundamental to all branches of engineering, giving you a broad-based introduction to the degrees on offer. The core course is common to the first years of all our Engineering programmes and provides you with technical and communication skills from across the whole spectrum of engineering, whilst also providing the foundation for learning a specialist branch of engineering. One half day a week is devoted to engineering design activities where you will work in small groups in the labs and workshops
Why choose Engineering at Exeter?
•You have the flexibility and freedom to explore Engineering for the first year before deciding on your chosen specialist field.
•You will gain practical, hands-on experience from your first year; constructing a water-wheel and learning industry standard design software.
•Our first-class equipment and excellent facilities include the latest Additive Layer Manufacturing technology and a 3D visualisation suite.
•Our staff are committed to helping you make the best engineering career choices and you will be guided at every step to help you choose the best engineering option for you.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

Department:

Engineering

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

38%
UK students
62%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
33%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Engineering professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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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