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General Engineering (with a year abroad) MEng (Hons)

University of Leicester

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    MEng (Hon)

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Course Summary

At Leicester, all our degrees are accredited by the Professional Engineering Institutions, so you can be sure that you’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. This course gives you the opportunity to study abroad for one year in one of our partner institutions in for instance Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio or Melbourne. You will gain vital experience in an international setting, which will allow you to apply the skills you have gained in your studies so far and will also enhance your final year studies when you return to Leicester to complete your degree. A year abroad will seriously enhance your CV, and will maximise your employment prospects in the competitive graduate job market. We prepare our graduates for a successful career in their chosen field – 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.

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
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  • Extended Project

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About this University

The University of Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. A research-intensive university, academic staff are breaking new ground and setting new directions aimed at making the UK and the world a better place. Consistently ranked among the world's top 250 universities (QS World University Rankings), Leicester's staff and students are drawn from around the globe.


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