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General Engineering BEng (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Josephine Butler College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Bachelor of Engineering degree is a high-quality three-year degree course designed to offer you the knowledge and skills necessary to join engineering teams on graduation. It is complementary to the four-year Durham MEng, and transfer is possible between the courses up to the end of the second year.In the first two years, the BEng covers the same broad base of engineering education as the MEng degree. In the third year, you choose to specialise in civil, electronic or mechanical engineering. The BEng prepares you for an exciting career in modern engineering, with the flexibility to respond to changing technologies.**Year 1**You will study four modules in engineering, one in mathematics and one optional module. In your engineering modules, you will receive instruction in the use of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (e.g. SolidWorks), be taught how to implement engineering algorithms into computer code (specifically in C and MatLab) and take part in a number of practical labs. You will also take part in a group design activity where you have to design, build and test a device to solve specific engineering challenge. Recent examples include miniature hydroelectric generators and chain-climbing robots. On the course, you also attend lectures, problem classes and supervisions with academic staff.**Compulsory modules:** Solid Mechanics and Structures 1ElectromagnetismThermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1Electronic MeasurementMathematics for Engineers and ScientistsAnd one free elective.The optional (free elective) module may be selected from anything that will fit the timetable and for which you meet the necessary prerequisites. Popular choices have previously included ‘Introduction to Programming’, ‘Computational Thinking’ and a range of different language modules but some students have taken modules in History or Poetry.**Year 2**Engineering and mathematics now occupy the full six modules in the timetable.You will undertake a major design project as part of a small team with guidance from an academic supervisor and an ‘Industrial Tutor’ (an engineer from industry). This lets you put into practice the skills and knowledge that you have developed in your lecture courses. The end result is a detailed design report and a series of CAD drawings good enough to manufacture a device from.**Compulsory modules:** Engineering Mathematics 2Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2Solid Mechanics and Structures 2Electrical Engineering 2Electronics 2Engineering Design 2.**Year 3**At this point in the degree you specialise into one of three streams: Civil, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. Each of the routes comprises of appropriate stream-specific lecture content (four modules) plus an individual technical project (two modules). For your project, which is the highlight of most of our students’ degree, you will work closely with a project supervisor and will be responsible for planning, design and manufacture of equipment, experimentation, analysis and reporting of your results. For the Civil stream you will undertake a major design project supervised by practising Civil engineers (plus an academic supervisor), which will allow you to develop new skills and knowledge in various areas, from bridge design to geotechnical structures. **Electronic Engineering Route**Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Electrical Engineering 3 / Electronics and Communications 3 / Control and Signal Processing 3 / Advanced Computer Systems and Digital Electronics 3.**Mechanical Engineering Route**Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Materials 3 / Solid Mechanics 3 / Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3 / Electrical Engineering 3.**Civil Engineering Route**Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Geotechnics 3 / Structures and Geomatic

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 27,350per 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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A level : A*AA

Specific subjects/grades required for entry:Mathematics and Physics at grade A. Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 32

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    211 95%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    23rd

    10

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