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MEng (Hons) Engineering

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This four-year integrated Masters course responds to the demand for engineers enthused by tackling cross-disciplinary challenges.

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UCAS code: H102
Course closed.

UCAS code: H103
Course closed.

Key information

Start date

September 2020

Academic year dates

Duration

4 years or 5 years including a professional placement.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 *

Non-EU

Full-time: £19,000 **

UCAS code

H102; H103 with professional placement

Application period

From September 2019

Campus

Northampton Square

Who is it for?

City's broad MEng (Hons) Engineering course is ideal for students with a strong grounding in Mathematics and Science who wish to develop their capabilities in logic and problem-solving. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree course means a wide variety of career paths will be available to graduates.

Objectives

This degree responds to the demand for engineers enthused by tackling cross-disciplinary challenges, in particular through the development of advanced engineering software (using high-performance computers) and use of digital manufacturing.

The continual growth in computer speed, storage capabilities and visualization techniques, together with greater levels of understanding of the physics that explains our world, has led to remarkable improvements in the fidelity of engineering simulations.

Accreditation

Our current engineering degrees are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions, providing a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status. We have every expectation that this new degree will similarly receive full institutional accreditation.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

We may demonstrate some flexibility of entry requirements in Clearing. This will depend on the results we receive and the number of spaces we have available and may be considered on a case by case basis.

Details of the standard entry requirements for 2020 are shown below.

Standard requirements

  • 'A' Level: ABB (including Mathematics)
  • Tariff: 128 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Level Mathematics. Read more about the UCAS tariff.
  • IB: 34 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6 OR 34 points total, including Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 6 and Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7.

The following is also required:

  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English.

Other suitable qualifications

  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Foundation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

INTO City, University of London

INTO City, University of London offers pathway programmes in a range of academic subjects and English language to help you prepare for degree-level study at City. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

Successful completion of the International Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics at the required level guarantees progression onto this undergraduate degree at City.

INTO City courses are validated by City, University of London providing assurance of the quality and standards of education.

International Qualifications

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications for direct entry to our programmes. For more information please contact ugadmissions@city.ac.uk.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • PTE Academic: 59 overall with a minimum of 59 in each component.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Visa requirements

International Students (EEA and Non EEA) coming to study in the UK, may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • EEA nationals joining the programme in 2020 and EEA nationals joining from January 2021
  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Limited places on this course for September 2020 may be available through Clearing and Adjustment this summer.

Applying through UCAS

Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

  • The UCAS institution code for City, University of London is C60.
  • The UCAS course code for this programme is H102 MEng (Hons); H103 MEng (Hons) with professional placement.

You can contact UCAS for further information using the following details:

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

Clearing enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City through Clearing, visit our Clearing hub for more information. Our online Clearing Service Desk will be open from 8am on Thursday 13th August to help you with your application.

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More about fees

* The fee for this course will be £9,250 for each year of study for the duration of your studies.

** The fee for your first year of study will be £19,000. The institution reserves the right to increase your tuition fees annually to take account of the institution's increased costs of delivering educational services. The increase will normally be 2% but this is kept under review with reference to the RPI. If the institution intends to increase your tuition fees you will be advised of this alongside the published entry fee.

Funding

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Placements

In recent years students from our engineering courses have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as BMW, the Home Office, Ghana Energy Commission, Airbus and British Airways.

The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies.

Our team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure professional experience across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations

You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route.

Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.

Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.

Clerkenwell, City, University of London

Our London location

At the heart of cosmopolitan London City is perfectly situated in the vibrant area of Clerkenwell. Close to many innovative and well-known businesses with strong ties to our students and alumni, City is the ideal place to be as an engineering student.

Academic facilities

students in an engineering lab

Engineering courses benefit from recently redeveloped facilities with modern teaching lecture theatres equipped with the latest interactive AV systems and modern IT laboratories which are updated annually.

A dynamic virtual learning environment (Moodle) provides students with access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools.

Specialist facilities include flight deck, motion simulators, wind tunnels, optical IC Engines, optical compressors, optical fuel injection systems, flywheel, formula car simulator, micro Turbine, cavitating flows, high performance computing, flight test course.

Wind Turbine Design Challenge at City

The week long competition was set up for teams of undergraduate mechanical and aeronautics engineering students to design, construct and test a small wind turbine with pasta tower, plastic pipe blades and gears with metal raw material for lifting a 2,5kg weight.

Accommodation

We operate a Guarantee Scheme for first year undergraduates which means you will be offered place in one of City's affiliated Halls if you meet the Scheme's criteria.

Read more about our undergraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

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Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

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Course content and assessment

To make sure that you can begin or continue your studies with us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reviewed and adapted our courses to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff. We have modified the way some of our courses are delivered, with many programmes being made available online.

Contact us to find out more about how our programmes will be delivered.

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and programming workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. Out approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. The design exercises provide the opportunity for you to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems which span traditional engineering boundaries.

Assessment methods

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.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 1

Written examination: 62% Coursework: 38%

Year 2

Written examination: 53% Coursework: 47%

Year 3

Written examination: 61% Coursework: 39%

Year 4

Written examination: 28% Coursework: 72%

Modules

This degree takes in a broad range of engineering topics, including mechatronics, data analysis, solid and fluid mechanics, structural dynamics and computational analysis.

In Part 4 MEng students will be involved in design project, which is a key part of the integrated Master's degree action as a transition from formal education to professional life. Project work embraces not only the technical aspects of design using advanced engineering tools but develops professional skills such as management, team building and business. The focus of all the projects is the delivery of a substantial machine or device in an international context, incorporating the latest thinking in technology as supported by our engineering research activities. Motivation levels in such projects are extremely high and the experience offers graduates opportunities to excel in job interviews with project achievements as exemplars of what they have delivered.

Year 1

The first year is common to all of City's engineering courses. You will take the following six core modules:

  • EX1010 Mathematics I
  • ET1060 Engineering Science
  • ET1070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I
  • ET1080 Solid Mechanics
  • ET1061 Electronics
  • ET1090 Design I
  • ET1000 Personal & Professional Development

Year 2

You will begin to specialise in the second year, taking the following five core modules:

  • EX2010 Mathematics II
  • ET2070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics II
  • ET2082 Measurement and Data Analysis
  • ET2080 Structural Mechanics
  • ET2063 Mechatronics

And will take one of the following elective modules:

  • AE2400 Design II: Aeronautical
  • ME2400 Design II: Mechanical
  • EE2600 Design II: Electrical & Electronic & Biomedical
  • CV2600 Design II: Civil

Year 3

In year three you will take the following five core modules:

  • CV3602 Structural Engineering
  • ME3407 Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • EE3602 Signal Processing and Communications
  • ME3403 Engineering Management, Reliability and Sustainability
  • ETM463 MEng Individual Project (Stage 3)

And will take one of the following elective modules:

  • AE3400 Design III: Aeronautical
  • ME3400 Design III: Mechanical
  • EE3600 Design III: Electrical & Electronic
  • EE3700 Design III: Biomedical
  • CV3500 Design III: Civil

Year 4

The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and group design exercises and modules covering variety of topics including advanced structural analysis and heat transfer, advanced computational fluid dynamics etc. Students can select one of the following options: European Global Product Design (EGPR), Formula Student, Aircraft Design Project or Gas Turbine project. Please note that project availability may vary year to year dependent on student cohort size, demand and resource constraints.

The final year of the integrated Masters involves the following four core modules:

  • CVM432 Advanced Analytical Methods
  • EEM403 Advanced Signal Processing and Communications
  • MEM407 Advanced CFD
  • ETM405 MEng Project: Engineering

And one of the following elective modules:

  • AEM405 Design IV: Aeronautical
  • MEM405 Design IV: Mechanical
  • EEM405 Design IV: Electrical & Electronic
  • EEM425 Design IV: Biomedical
  • CVM435 Design IV: Civil

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

Overall workload

The MEng Honours Programme is a four-year, or five-year with placement, full time degree comprising 480 credits (4800 study hours) structured as four Programme Stages, each typically delivered over 22 contact weeks, 4 examination weeks, 4 reflective learning (private study) weeks and 8 vacation weeks (which may be used for private study) per academic year. A MEng (Hons) Programme therefore requires a commitment of 40 study hours per week during the academic year.

Approximate study time based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 1

Scheduled learning: 36% Independent learning: 64%

Year 2

Scheduled learning: 38% Independent learning: 62%

Year 3

Scheduled learning: 29% Independent learning: 71%

Year 4

Scheduled learning: 29% Independent learning: 71%
After you graduate

Career prospects

Numerate engineering graduates who exhibit strong logical skills, curiosity and an ability to perform at the highest technical level are much sought after by industry. This broad engineering degree will develop your capabilities in not just problem-solving, but problem-seeking. Graduates will have the potential to work within interdisciplinary teams on a wide range of advanced engineering technologies spanning from the design of space probes or aeroengines, F1 aerodynamics, oil and gas recovery, to tether-free walking robots and the design of artificial human heart valves.

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