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Railway Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng (Hons)

University of East London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Docklands Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course Summary

This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in railway engineering but don’t have the standard entry requirements.

Rail and rail systems engineering at the University of East London is designed to meet the increasing demand (national and international) for transport engineering professionals requiring technical skills in sustainable, integrated and intelligent rail infrastructure and rail systems.

Graduates of the programme will be able to design, build, operate and manage the sophisticated and complex interfaces characterising existing and new railways and infrastructure. The programme will also enable you to gain strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills in civil and systems engineering with a core focus on the railway industry and its operations. You will be actively involved in developing the specific design and professional skills required by professional engineers and will tackle numerous design problems to develop your interpersonal, enterprise and employability skillset (aka mental wealth) along with analytical, technical and industrial decision-making abilities.

Whilst studying all the major civil, mechanical and systems engineering subjects, you will also gain experience in a range of current railway system issues and disciplines. The programme will benefit from the opportunities to get involved in cutting edge research projects on built environment of infrastructure, geotechnics, coastal and transportation engineering.

The programme also offers an optional placement year to all students, enabling you to experience the real world and effectively connect your UEL experience with the industry.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Engineering is a growth industry and currently there is a shortage of quality engineers in the UK. Our railway engineering programme is unique, as there is a strong emphasis on professional life and employability skills, embedded throughout all aspects of your technical course focusing on your enhanced key skills such as communication, digital proficiency, intelligence (like emotional and social) and teamwork.

Offering a placement year as well, you will be based at the waterfront Docklands campus, a dynamic part of London within close proximity of the government and policy-making institutions and knowledge-based professions. There are 32 London boroughs, the nearby district and county councils, HS2 projects, Transport for London and consulting engineering firms who all have highway and transportation

responsibilities. In addition, there are design engineering firms who have sections dealing with highway design and transportation.

The programme is designed to meet the increasing demand (national and international) for transport engineering professionals requiring technical skills in sustainable, integrated and intelligent rail infrastructure and rail systems. As a graduate of our railways programme, you will be able design, build, operate and manage successfully the sophisticated and complex interfaces characterising existing and new railways and infrastructure.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,080per year

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

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University information

University of East London

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Newham, E16 2RD, England

One of the few universities in London with waterfront on-campus accommodation. Each student gets their en suite room with sunsets over Canary Wharf
Diversity – 150 different nationalities are represented on the University of East London campus.
Modules designed to give international students a unique competitive edge, with industry placement options to get a truly international experience.

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