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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
- Product design
- Industrial design
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.
The table below indicates the latest changes to this course.
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||Where the change was made
|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.