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UCAS CODE: H703

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This degree will enable graduates to pursue an engineering career in a continuous improvement, planning, supervisory or project management role. It will develop your technological problem-solving skills and your organisational, planning and management abilities to enable you to successfully oversee complex engineering projects from start to finish.You will develop team working skills while undertaking a wide range of practical exercises in our state-of-the-art Centre of Engineering Excellence. Study abroad opportunities are available.Careers include quality assurance and control, operations and maintenance management, facilities, health and safety, teaching and environmental management in roles such as project engineer. Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement are the growth areas in the industry.UWS graduates work for companies including Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, Cummins, Thales, and BAE Systems. Others have begun careers in education as secondary school teachers and lecturers in colleges and universities.Course contentIt will develop your technological problem-solving skills and your organisational, planning and management abilities to enable you to successfully oversee complex engineering projects from start to finish.In recent years students have taken part in class visits to industry specialists such as BAE, Tata Steel and Diageo to further deepen their understanding of the subject.Year 2Topics include CAD, processing methods and materials, facilities layout, process and equipment selection, engineering IT applications, and quality improvement tools.Years 3 & 4Topics include advanced project management, engineering and change management, quality improvement methodologies, prototyping and product testing, industrial troubleshooting, operations management, renewable energy and health and safety. A major element of your final year focuses on group and individual industrial projects where you investigate a topic of interest and undertake industry visits to determine the validity of your project proposal.Career prospectsUWS has a solid reputation for producing competent graduates who are sought after by industry. Careers include quality assurance and control, operations and maintenance management, facilities, health and safety, teaching and environmental management in roles such as project engineer. Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement are the growth areas in the industry. Graduates work for leading companies including Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, Cummins, Thales, and BAE Systems. Others have begun careers in education as secondary school teachers and lecturers in colleges and universities. Our female students thrive particularly well at UWS, with many winning top student for several of the year’s groups (i.e. Court Medal) and female graduates are proving to be the most likely to be offered graduate employment first.Placement/Work-based learningThe programme is significantly practically-orientated, focusing on planning and the continuous improvement of engineering applications. You will develop your team working skills while undertaking a wide range of practical exercises in our state-of-the-art Centre of Engineering Excellence.Study abroadIn Year 3 there are opportunities for UK students to study at a number of overseas institutions.Professional recognitionAccreditation is being sought from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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Scottish HND : Pass

Entry to Year 3 with HND with B in the Graded Unit in one of the following: Aircraft Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Architectural Technology; Engineering Systems; Engineering: Mechanical; Mechanical Engineering.

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    15th

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