Engineering MEng

Start date
September
Duration
4 years
UCAS code
H632
Course Type
Undergraduate, Single Honours
Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
£9,250 (UK/EU)
£23,400 (International)
Further information

Our stimulating Engineering MEng degree programme provides you with the flexibility to explore engineering topics before specialising in your area of interest.

The Engineering MEng degree programme is designed with industry in mind, where modern engineering requires collaborative working across traditional boundaries. You will learn the essential skills needed to operate as an engineer in any discipline, working with your peers from other branches of engineering to discover how your unique interests and skills can work together to produce better solutions.

With the flexibility to explore engineering topics before specialising in your area of interest, you will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to shape your future. Following a shared first year learning fundamental skills, you will then study in one of our Engineering departments; Civil Engineering, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. You can find out more about the individual branches of engineering that you can choose on their individual pages:

Why study Engineering MEng at Birmingham?

  • A broad understanding of engineering fundamentals, providing solid understanding of each discipline
  • Defer choice of your specialist pathway until the second year of the degree programme
  • Build specialist knowledge and understanding in your chosen discipline, developing analytical and technical skills
  • Benefit from world-leading research activity in the School of Engineering, learning from global experts in their fields
  • The only institution in the UK with an option to pursue a pathway in Railway Engineering on specific degrees

A degree that’s flexible to you

The programmes within the School of Engineering have been designed to give you choice. This allows you to find out more about the field of engineering that you want to further your studies in. These choices are shown below:

Choice 1: Complete year 1 and then decide which branch of engineering to follow. This also includes Mechanical (Automotive), Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering and Railway routes.

Choice 2: Complete year 2 and decide whether to continue onto the BEng or MEng* pathway. *Must achieve minimum grade for MEng pathway.

Choice 3: Complete year 2 and decide whether to take an industrial option, international study or continue with studying at Birmingham.  *Please contact Admissions for specific information about options.

Interested in Computer Science?

Our ' Year in Computer Science'  offers students from non-computing disciplines the chance to gain in-depth knowledge of computing and enhance their work-based skills through the study of Computer Science. 

Modules

Year 1

Our first year has been designed to provide a contemporary and flexible educational model that builds upon essential engineering fundamentals to develop your broader understanding of behaviour, policy, entrepreneurship, and global perspectives and kindles the passion necessary to address the societal challenge agenda. The first year is shared across the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.

  • Electrical Engineering 1 - 20 credits
    In this module, the fundamentals of electronic and electrical engineering are covered. It will begin with analogue circuits describing the fundamentals of circuit analysis and the design of analogue devices. The fundamentals of digital systems will then be covered using Boolean algebra and related techniques to analyse digital circuits up to an introduction to flip flops. Finally electrical power and machinery systems will be introduced.
  • Engineering Materials - 10 credits
    The aim of the module is to introduce the range of materials and their key properties used in engineering in order to allow them to select the appropriate materials for a given application. The module also introduces fundamental science that determines the electrical or mechanical properties of materials, such as atomic / molecular structures. In addition students will also be introduced to software which will allow them to model the properties and behaviour of engineering materials and analyse the results of experiments.
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 - 20 credits
    The module aims to enhance student knowledge and understanding of the mathematics used in engineering and to develop the skills of its use.
  • Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer - 20 credits
    In this module, the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and energy conservation, and introduce associated engineering applications.
  • Integrated Design Project 1A - 10 credits
    The aim of the module is to introduce students to the design process and the skills employed therein, within an engineering context.
  • Integrated Design Project 1B - 10 credits
    The aim of the module is for students to continue the design process and the skills employed therein, within an engineering context.
  • Introduction to Computing for Engineers - 10 credits
    The aim of this module is to introduce engineers to computers and computer programming using an important modern programming language which has applications from small embedded systems to supercomputers.
  • Mechanics 1 - 20 credits
    In this module, the mathematics and scientific principles related to mechanics in the context and application in engineering. The module covers: general principles, the mechanical properties of material and the basic principles of analysis, all underpinned with essential mathematics. Where relevant, historical examples are embedded into the module in order to provide context for the taught material.

Year 2, 3 and 4

Depending on your choice of specialism, your second, third and fourth year module information can be found on one of the following pages:

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees

Annual tuition fees 2020/21

  • £9,250 - UK/EU
  • £23,400 - International

Visit our  tuition fees page for more information.

Scholarships

At Birmingham we ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective students from considering university and that excellence is rewarded.

 

Tuition fees for placement years (where applicable)

There is a reduced tuition fee for the academic year spent in industry or whilst studying abroad (where available). Fee information and further clarification is available on the University fees and funding page.

 

For students applying for the 2020/21 academic year

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.

How To Apply

Apply through the UCAS website using code H632.

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is a UK organisation responsible for managing applications to university and college.

View advice on how to apply for undergraduate courses.

Standard offer

International Requirements



Number of A levels required:
3
Typical offer:
AAA
Required subjects and grades:
A level Mathematics. You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A levels which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015.

General Studies or Critical Thinking not accepted. However, a good performance in one of these may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

6,6,6 at Higher Level to include Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall. 

BTEC

BTEC Extended Diploma 
Grades: MEng; not considered unless A level Maths also taken.

BTEC Diploma considered in combination with A Level. 
Grades: MEng; D*D* plus A-level Maths grade A

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma considered in combination with 2 A Levels
Grades: MEng; D*plus A,A including Mathematics

Other qualifications are considered – learn more about entry requirements.

Foundation Year

Are you a UK/EU student and would like to study for one of our degrees but lack the entry qualifications we require? If you are not studying A Level Mathematics you can consider a Foundation Year programme which can lead to entry onto one of our courses.

International Students

We accept a range of international qualifications, please contact the admissions tutor for more information.

 

Standard English language requirements apply, learn more about international entry requirements.

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.

Following the foundational first year, you will then work to develop your specialist knowledge, informed by the cutting-edge research carried out in the School.

Find out more about each individual engineering discipline teaching

Contact Hours

Contact hours over the course of your degree will depend on which engineering discipline you choose to study.  Please see the contact hours on the following programmes for details.

As one of our Engineering students, a huge and exciting array of career opportunities will be open to you when you graduate – both at home and abroad.

Which career path you eventually take will be influenced by which discipline you elect to study. Please view the employability tab on the following courses to see the possibilities open to you after graduation.

I think the best way to get an experience out of university is to get involved with as many things as you possibly can, say 'yes' to everything. You start to meet people and network and you gain experiences and that's what makes you, yourself. That's what gives you the opportunities that you're going to get outside of university. Rather than just being in a crowd of people, you start to stand out.

Daisy Partlow, MEng Mechanical Engineering graduate

Industrial Experience

A year working in industry provides you with the opportunity to build skills and confidence in the workplace. Civil Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering all offer students the chance to gain experience within industry, experience that will support graduate employability. Our Industrial Liaison Officer provides advice and support for students looking to complete an Industrial Year. Students within the school secure placements for a wide range of employers with students regularly taking industrial placements at IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Atkins and BMW.

Careers Network

We provide a wealth of opportunities to develop your career. From your first day at Birmingham to after you graduate, the Careers Network  is here to help you identify and achieve your individual career aspirations through its wide range of services.

Our dedicated careers team brings you information, advice and guidance tailored to your specific needs. Careers advisers offer one-to-one advice appointments where you can discuss your career plans and explore your options. In addition, our employer-endorsed award-winning  Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities, and provides an accredited employability programme designed to improve your career prospects.

Visit the Careers Network website for more details

Internships

Our multi-award-winning work experience team has dedicated internship officers to help find the right work experience for you. Make the most of these opportunities and apply for our Work Experience Bursary Scheme, the Birmingham Undergraduate Internship Programme or one of our successful mentoring schemes. 

The video below talks to students, staff and employers about their internship experience:

Professional Accreditation

Please see accreditation on the following programmes: