Engineering Systems BEng (Hons) Course overview
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to complex systems and the analysis of their interactions, leading to the successful real-world application of engineered systems.
Over three years, you will develop highly valued professional skills by concentrating on innovative and sustainable solutions to current and future problems in engineering systems.
Individual and group engineering design projects will help to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to future employers.
- You will learn to understand and analyse the broader context around engineering systems, integrating processes and information, and managing the challenges of complex systems interactions
- Benefit from strong links to industry through guest lectures and projects designed by high profile engineers and scientists
- Study in world-leading research facilities where new engineering systems are designed, developed and implemented for industry
- Take an optional placement year to boost your employability, using our research strengths and links with industry
- Fast-track your progress to Chartered Engineer status, with a degree that meets all academic requirements for professional registration.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.
You will develop strong technical knowledge of broad engineering concepts, as well as a firm understanding of management studies and engineering design.
The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills.
Our shared engineering first year allows you to build a foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing.
The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
Engineering Design 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits)
Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)
Introduction to programming (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (15 credits)
You begin to specialise in engineering systems with modules on signals and communications, electronics (including electromagnetics), mechatronics and systems, data analysis for engineers, and sensor systems and instrumentation.
The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
Signals & Communications (15 credits)
Electronics 2 - including Electromagnetics (15 credits)
Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits)
Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits)
Sensor Systems and Instrumentation (15 credits)
Deepen your expertise through modules in modern engineering systems, including control engineering, system engineering and integration, cybersecurity systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), networks and real-time systems. By the end of your final year, you will have established a systematic and detailed knowledge of the discipline.
Individual project (30 credits)
Systems Engineering in the society (15 credits)
Control Engineering (15 credits)
Advanced Programming (15 credits)
System Integration (15 credits)
Advanced Systems Engineering (15 credits)
Internet of Things (IoT) and Realtime Systems (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
The course is led by academic staff from our active Research Centres, supported by specialist professionals from industry. The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and engineering workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study.
Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries.
Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.
Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services. This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
As an Engineering Systems graduate, you will be equipped with a valued blend of skills and knowledge that are in high demand across the world.
Your ability to evaluate and develop enhanced engineering systems will empower your career. City's outstanding global reputation for engineering, which has been built over more than a century, will also boost your prospects.
You will be well positioned for analytical or developmental positions in organisations such as energy firms and engineering consultancies.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
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When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2023 should arrive at UCAS between September 2022 and 25th January 2023. Applications that arrive after 25th January 2023 will be considered only at City's discretion.
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The Finkelstein Undergraduate Electronics Teaching Laboratory is one of the key facilities of the Department of Engineering
Our facilities include state of the art electronic test and measurement devices, used for the teaching of new students, as well as advanced students working on their own individual or group projects.
Our facilities include dedicated work areas for engineering students.
Students are able to fabricate their own printed circuit boards using robotic technology.
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