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Ulster University

Safety Engineering and Disaster Management

UCAS Code: H123

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include two from: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, ICT, Technology or Engineering. Candidates offering only ICT and/or Geography as the subject requirement are invited to interview.

Overall Access profile with 65% in Science, Science & Technology, Engineering.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

To include Grade C in Mathematics and Grade C in English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

12 at higher level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

To include two from technological/scientific subjects and Mathematics and English at Grade O4.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Overall BTEC Extended Diploma in Aeronatical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering with a profile of DMM with 7 Distinctions to include Applied Mathematics, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics or equivalent.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,D,D

To include one from: Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, ICT, Technology or Engineering. Candidates offering only ICT or Geography as the subject requirement are invited for interview.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

To include one from: Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, ICT, Technology or Engineering. Candidates offering only ICT or Geography as the subject requirement are invited for interview.

UCAS Tariff

104-105

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Construction

Safety engineering

Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course.

This course prepares you for a leadership role in the design of highly creative technological solutions for the delivery of complex engineering projects and humanitarian relief responses.

The two key focal points of the course, safety engineering and disaster management, intertwine perfectly to educate and prepare you for roles within industry. The safety engineering strand will concentrate upon intelligent design of systems and processes to create more efficient organisations and industries with a highly attuned emphasis on environmental sustainability and inherently safe design for all concerned. The complementary disaster management focus then explores the macro issues to prepare you to lead and manage disaster response teams in a truly international context.

This course prepares you to be in a position to respond to man-made and natural disasters. You will come to develop your technical, scientific and creative skills to help people and communities most in need and most specifically in the face of adversity, such as post-disaster or extreme emergencies. Through this course you will develop a full understanding of your ethical role in terms of designing critical solutions to highly sophisticated problems with the primary aim of preserving or improving human life.

If you register on the BEng (Hons) programme initially you may transfer to the MEng (Hons) Safety Engineering and Disaster Management providing you achieve an average of 60% or more in your second year of study.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Jordanstown

Department:

Jordanstown Campus

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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.

87%
high
Construction
77%
med
Safety 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.

Building

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

92%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Engineering (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

84%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

Building

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.

£24,500
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
14%
Engineering professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

Others in engineering

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
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Engineering professionals
5%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Quality and regulatory professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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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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