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University of Northampton

Engineering

UCAS Code: H100

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

Access to HE Diploma

M:0,P:45

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

P3,P3,P3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H4,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMP

Scottish Higher

B,C,C

or CCCC

UCAS Tariff

64
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

General or integrated engineering

**Why choose this course?**During your first year you will be introduced to the fundamental principles and concepts of engineering, along with knowledge and understanding of technical requirements and management issues. You will also cover design and analytical principles and materials science.In the second year we will extend your knowledge and skills to more complex issues. We encourage you to work in an industrial setting so that you can work alongside professional, experienced engineers to solve real problems. We will work with the companies and oversee the work that you do to make sure you have the best possible learning environment. The industry experience will develop your problem-solving, teamwork and analytical skills and you will have the chance to use computer aided engineering software packages. Your second year will also include a substantial project to demonstrate everything that youve learned through the course.The final year will develop your skills and abilities further, encouraging independent critical thinking and evaluation of engineering technologies. We will look at computer simulation and modelling, current quality and manufacturing practices, and the applications of technology for solving real engineering problems. You will also work on a substantial project, which is often industry based or industry related.**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you wont have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).- If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the Universitys brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more.- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information

Modules

**STAGE 1:**

• Analytical Method for Technology (compulsory)

• Introduction to Engineering Design (compulsory)

• Engineering Industry Practice (compulsory)

• Mechanical Principles (compulsory)

• Materials Science (compulsory)

• Electrical Principles (compulsory)

**STAGE 2:**

• Engineering Design (compulsory)

• Analogue and Digital Electronics (compulsory)

• Advanced Mechanical Principles (compulsory)

• Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems Technology (compulsory)

• Innovation and Management for Engineers (compulsory)

• Engineering Project (designated)

• Work-based Case Study (designated)

**STAGE 3:**

• Computer Simulation and Modelling (compulsory)

• Lean Manufacture and Quality Applications (compulsory)

• Advanced Electromechanical System Design (compulsory)

• Machines and Mechanisms (compulsory)

• Engineering Project (compulsory)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through:

• coursework

• oral presentations

• group work

• practical reports

• critical reviews

• end of module exams.

Coursework is used to assess specific learning outcomes and offer the opportunity for you to develop transferable skills in terms of research, communication skills, problem solving, oral presentation skills, group activities and time management.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Division of Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
General or integrated engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

63%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Engineering professionals
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

General or integrated engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£34k

£34k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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