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BEng (Hons) Engineering (Part-time)

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This part-time/flexible learning BEng Engineering course is designed for practicing engineers who are already qualified to HND, FdEng, FdSc or degree level who want to gain the academic qualifications necessary to achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry. 

You can cover subjects such as mechanical design analysis, business development, project management, design management and advanced computer applications as part of this course. This is an incredibly flexible way to study, with a number of core units complemented by optional units, allowing you to tailor your course to suit the needs of your employer and your long-term career plans. We also offer an Integrated Masters (MEng) which requires a further 18 months study.

Subjects are taught by flexible learning, and you will be supported throughout your study with discussion forums. Academic tutorial attendance is required typically three times for each unit of study. Subjects are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations which will be submitted electronically.

For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in August 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

2 years part-time

Accreditations:

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) & the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Required subjects:

Engineering discipline accredited to EngTech or partial IEng

Entry requirements:

A level Foundation degree or HND with Merit or above in a required subject. Applicants must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry.

Course content

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

Year 1 and 2 core units

  • BEng Project
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Business Development

And choose two units from the following:

  • Mechanical Design Analysis
  • Manufacturing Ops
  • Advanced Computer Applications
  • Mechatronics

Contact hours

Learning for this course is predominantly online, however the hours below give an indication of how you can expect to spend your time during the course (outside of independent learning time). You will also learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions. Your independent learning could include reading books and journal articles, working on group projects, preparing presentations, conducting library research and writing your assignments.

  • Learning and teaching: 42 hours per year (84 hours per level) face-to-face sessions on campus
  • Non-credit bearing learning and teaching: 5 hours (2.5 hours per year) for induction

Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may change from year to year.

Programme specification

Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University’s taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.

Download the programme specification for BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons) Engineering.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Full entry requirements

All applicants:  Foundation degree or HND with Merit or above in a required subject. Applicants must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry.

Entry to Level 6: students who have successfully completed the FdEng, FdSc Engineering (Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Management or Electronic Design) programmes at Bournemouth & Poole College with a minimum classification of Merit will be eligible to apply for entry with advanced standing to the Level 6 of the MEng (Hons) Engineering programme at Bournemouth University and credited with 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5.

GCSE: GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.

Additionally, other applicants to Level 6 require either:

  • A FdEng, FdSc or HND with Merit in an engineering discipline accredited to EngTech or partial IEng

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

View further information about our English language requirements.

A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.

You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our international entry requirements page.

Your application

We want committed, keen, enthusiastic students who are going to make a real difference to the course they are studying. Our students learn from each other, as well as their academic staff, so it is really important to us that you can show us how much you care about the course you are interested in. Tell us about your personal achievements or any relevant work experience you have done (applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the engineering industry), and show us how they make you the ideal candidate for a place on the course.

Accreditations

Institution of Engineering Designers and the Engineering Council

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (BEng graduates) or Chartered Engineer (MEng graduates).

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The BEng (Hons) Enginering will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.

The MEng (Hons) Engineering will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (for students progressing from the FdEng Engineering (Mechanical Design) only) and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.

No hidden extras

As a student at BU we will provide many things to support you and there will also be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying at BU. The information below will help you understand our provision and what you need to budget for.

What you can expect from us

All of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of support and services. You will receive more information if you’re made an offer of a place on the course.

  • One set of study-related consumables such as a memory stick/DVD
  • Materials for laboratory and field-based teaching activity
  • A range of student services – advisers, help desks, counsellors, placement support and careers service
  • The Library – access to a wide range of electronic resources (databases, e-journals and e-books), print and multimedia collections, subject librarians and study spaces
  • IT labs (some open 24/7), wireless network, AV equipment to borrow
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme
  • Disability and additional learning support
  • The BU Language Centre to help you develop/improve foreign or English language skills
  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year security team.

Costs of living and other expenses you need to consider

  • Text books: remember that our award-winning library is stocked with a large range of text books for all courses, as well as online resources such as industry journals, free of charge
  • General stationery and other supplies such as print and presentation materials: the Students’ Union shops stock a wide range of stationery supplies on both campuses
  • Travel to, from and between BU campuses: our bus service operates in the local areas offering a subsided travel rate; we also have a large number of secure bike storage compounds
  • SportBU membership: check out our student membership packages, sports events, varsity teams, information about our new facilities and more on the SportBU webpages
  • Fieldwork travel, outdoor wear and footwear (where applicable)
  • Telephone and travel costs incurred when undertaking interviews for coursework/securing placements
  • A fee will be payable towards the cost of an Educational Psychology Assessment if this is required in connection with additional learning support. BU pays for approximately two-thirds of the cost of this assessment for UK students. For more details and current pricing please visit the Student section of the website

Repeat units

If you need to repeat one or more units during the course of your studies, you may be required to pay an additional fee of £1,500 per 20-credit unit.  

Financial help available from BU

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to students who are beginning their studies at BU. Our website also provides details on living costs, budgeting and paying your tuition fees.

Careers

Engineers are constantly in demand and this course will give you all the skills and knowledge you require to do well in this varied and fascinating sector. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped to take on a range of engineering roles across the manufacturing and engineering sectors and our graduate employment record in this field is excellent, with 95% of our full-time Mechanical Engineering students in work or further study within six months of finishing their course.

Graduates from our design and engineering courses are now working for a range of organisations, including Aish Technologies Limited, Canyons, General Electric Aviation, Modulift, Pall Aerospace and Visteon. Among the roles they are in are:

  • Construction project manager
  • Design engineer
  • FEA engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Production manager
  • Project manager
  • Technical support agent
  • R&D CAD engineer.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and the Engineering Council, which means you will have all the skills you need to get started in the industry as soon as you graduate.

Industries worked in

  • Engineering
  • Product design
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial design
  • Aerospace.

Further study

Once you have completed an undergraduate Honours degree, you can further develop your education by studying for a postgraduate degree. Please visit our postgraduate section for further details about our range of Master’s degrees and PhDs.

Course changes

The table below indicates the latest changes to this course.

Date Changes to this course Where the change was made Previous text

6/9/2017

2018 GCSE entry requirements have changed to This course requires GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications. 2018 entry requirements

This course requires a minimum of 4 GCSEs grades A* - C (or grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSE grading) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.