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University of Leicester

General Engineering

UCAS Code: H100
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • General engineering
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including Mathematics and a physical science

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Grades AABBB Including Mathematics and a physical science at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

In Engineering. Including Year 2 Mathematics at Distinction.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

100%

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

£9,000

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

At Leicester, all our degrees are accredited by the Professional Engineering Institutions, so you can be sure that youâ??ll be getting the best quality teaching. We are ranked 7th in the UK for Engineering in the 2014 Guardian Guide, and our world-changing research also directly informs our teaching so you will be taught by highly skilled experts with a passion for the subject. We prepare our graduates for a successful career in their chosen field â?? the first year is common with other engineering degrees, which ensures that our students receive the depth and the breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding demanded of a professional engineer. All our courses are influenced by the needs of industry. Visiting engineers deliver teaching in lectures, seminars and the laboratory. You will also learn how to conceive, design and implement solutions, working in teams and presenting your ideas to professors from engineering industries. Engineering at Leicester has an excellent, well-established reputation. You will study in one of the most iconic 20th Century buildings of any UK University, in a department with over 50 years of academic heritage. Our excellent links with the professional world mean that you could have opportunities to visit industrial partners from your project work, and work with engineers in these companies.

Modules

Year 1: This year provides a broad engineering foundation. You will be introduced to the fundamental principles in mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic and systems engineering. Year 2: Modules start to move from general foundation towards specialised ones. You will continue to study some modules with other specialist engineering degrees. These include mathematics and mathematical modelling, management, engineering design and engineering control systems. You will also take Control; Computing; Management and courses from the Electrical and Mechanical streams. Year 3: In the Third Year, you will spend approximately 25% of your time on an individual project in an area that you choose as being particularly interesting.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 
 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
39%
61%

Year 1

47%
53%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
75%
25%

Year 1

65%
35%

Year 2

73%
27%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

60%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

40%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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 starting salaries competitive. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering – particularly mechanical, civil, design, and electrical engineering, as well as engineering project management. 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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