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Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Civil engineering
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£23k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A Levels must include A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualification) from this list - Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Architecture or General Engineering.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Engineering - please note that we do not accept Computing and Operations as a qualification for entry to this course.

UCAS tariff points

120 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed .

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The energy industry generates and distributes electrical power on a large scale, but there is a growing need to improve how we all use energy in our daily lives. Renewable and sustainable energy sources are becoming more and more important. This course helps you understand the issues and develop your skills to find employment in the energy sector. We aim to give you a good grounding in both electrical and mechanical principles. Not only that, we will also look at the commercial side of the industry to help develop your business acumen. You could develop skills in a range of power generation technologies, including nuclear, wind, tidal and solar, as well as the more traditional fossil fuels. Here at Huddersfield we have excellent facilities for practical work, including our own wind and solar power facility. You could choose to use the facility in your final year for project work. While you’re studying we’ll try and give you as much real-world experience as possible. You have the opportunity to take a year-long placement, which could give you some great experience in the industry, and help build up your contacts too. The degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which means it meets the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). By exploring the issues facing the energy industry and focusing on practical experience, the course has been designed to prepare you for a career in this important and exciting sector.


Year 1: Core modules: Mechanical Engineering and Science; Electrical Principles 1; Engineering Communication and Materials; Manufacturing Technology and Workshop Appreciation; Professional Studies and Computing and Information Technology; Mathematics 1. Year 2: Core modules:Thermofluids; Analysis of Materials; Electrical Power and Machines 1; Electrical Principles 2; Manufacturing and Enterprise; Mechanical Design. Year 3 optional placement year. Final Year: Core modules: Design Analysis; Electrical Power and Drive Systems; Advanced Energy Systems; Final Year Project (Mechanical). Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Eco Design and IPR; Project Quality and Production Management

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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Typical Ucas points
321 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% MED
Average graduate salary £23k LOW
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.
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