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General Engineering MEng (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Hatfield College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Master of Engineering degree is a four-year first degree that delivers the breadth and depth that you will need in the world of engineering. It is designed to produce graduates who will go on and lead engineering teams. Your first two years offer you a broad-based engineering education. You are then able to specialise in your third and fourth years.At Durham in each year of your degree you will take six modules, the year is divided into three terms and there are examinations at the end of each year.**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 1Electromagnetism and ManufactureThermodynamics 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 in the past have included ‘Introduction to Programming’, ‘Computational Thinking’ and a range of different language modules, but some students have taken modules in History or Poetry.**For information on Years 2, 3 and 4 please see our website.**We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2022 entry from September 2021.**Study Abroad**Engineering is an increasingly international discipline and living and working in another country is a valuable addition to your CV. For this reason, students are encouraged to apply during their degree for a year-long placement with one of the Engineering Department's or the University's international partners, as an additional year of study. Students may study in English at some of the partner universities, whereas at others foreign language skills are essential. Students are fully supported by the Department both during the application process and during the year abroad. Language tuition is available in the first year in a range of languages as free elective modules and in other years through the University’s Languages For All scheme.**Placement Year/Year in Industry**Practical engineering experience is invaluable and to recognise this you can choose to take a year-long placement in industry between your second and third year. The Department will assist in finding placement opportunities for you through the Industrial Partnership Committee (IPC) which consists of local, national and multi-national companies, including: British Airways, BP, IBM and Caterpillar, amongst many others. For more information on this course, please see our website.

Application deadline

15 January

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

To include Mathematics and PhysicsSpecific subjects excluded for entry:Critical Thinking and General Studies.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

    6th

  • 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

    4th out of 31 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    200 87%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    3rd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    11th

    12

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