What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Engineering degree is a high-quality three-year degree course designed to offer you the knowledge and skills necessary to join engineering teams on graduation. It is complementary to the four-year Durham MEng, and transfer is possible between the courses up to the end of the second year.In the first two years, the BEng covers the same broad base of engineering education as the MEng degree. In the third year, you choose to specialise in civil, electronic or mechanical engineering. The BEng prepares you for an exciting career in modern engineering, with the flexibility to respond to changing technologies.**Year 1**You will study four modules in engineering, one in mathematics and one optional module. In your engineering modules, you will receive instruction in the use of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (e.g. SolidWorks), be taught how to implement engineering algorithms into computer code (specifically in C and MatLab) and take part in a number of practical labs. You will also take part in a group design activity where you have to design, build and test a device to solve specific engineering challenge. Recent examples include miniature hydroelectric generators and chain-climbing robots. On the course, you also attend lectures, problem classes and supervisions with academic staff.**Compulsory modules:** Solid Mechanics and Structures 1ElectromagnetismThermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1Electronic MeasurementMathematics for Engineers and ScientistsAnd one free elective.The optional (free elective) module may be selected from anything that will fit the timetable and for which you meet the necessary prerequisites. Popular choices have previously included ‘Introduction to Programming’, ‘Computational Thinking’ and a range of different language modules but some students have taken modules in History or Poetry.**Year 2**Engineering and mathematics now occupy the full six modules in the timetable.You will undertake a major design project as part of a small team with guidance from an academic supervisor and an ‘Industrial Tutor’ (an engineer from industry). This lets you put into practice the skills and knowledge that you have developed in your lecture courses. The end result is a detailed design report and a series of CAD drawings good enough to manufacture a device from.**Compulsory modules:** Engineering Mathematics 2Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2Solid Mechanics and Structures 2Electrical Engineering 2Electronics 2Engineering Design 2.**Year 3**At this point in the degree you specialise into one of three streams: Civil, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. Each of the routes comprises of appropriate stream-specific lecture content (four modules) plus an individual technical project (two modules). For your project, which is the highlight of most of our students’ degree, you will work closely with a project supervisor and will be responsible for planning, design and manufacture of equipment, experimentation, analysis and reporting of your results. For the Civil stream you will undertake a major design project supervised by practising Civil engineers (plus an academic supervisor), which will allow you to develop new skills and knowledge in various areas, from bridge design to geotechnical structures. **Electronic Engineering Route**Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Electrical Engineering 3 / Electronics and Communications 3 / Control and Signal Processing 3 / Advanced Computer Systems and Digital Electronics 3.**Mechanical Engineering Route**Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Materials 3 / Solid Mechanics 3 / Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3 / Electrical Engineering 3.**Civil Engineering Route**Compulsory modules: BEng Engineering Project / Geotechnics 3 / Structures and Geomatic

Which department am I in?

Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,800.00 (US$ 31,445) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 September 2020

Venue

St Chad's College

18 North Bailey,

Durham,

DH1 3RH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,800.00 (US$ 31,445) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 September 2020

Venue

Trevelyan College

Elvet Hill Road,

Durham,

DH1 3LN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: AP and SAT Subject exams - A combination of 3 AP or SAT Subject examinations at scores of 5 (AP) and/or 720+ or better (SAT) in different subjects is equivalent to A*A*A, A combination of 3 AP or SAT Subject examinations at scores of 5 (AP) and/or 700+ or better (SAT) in different subjects is equivalent to A*AA, A combination of 3 or 4 AP or SAT Subject examinations at scores of 5 (AP) and/or 700+ or better (SAT) in different subjects. If students apply with 4 APs they can have the score of 5,5,4,4, otherwise they need 5,5,5 is equivalent to AAA, A combination of 3 AP or SAT Subject examinations at scores of 4 or better (AP), including at least one at grade 5, and/or 650+ or better (SAT) in different subjects is equivalent to AAB or ABB. One of the AP/SAT Subject scores can be replaced by a full-year Honors level course at B+ or better or a full-year college level course at B+ or better. For students wishing to gain entry to a programme that required A level Mathematics, AP Calculus BC at grade 5 is mandatory to gain entry. For students wishing to gain entry to a programme that requires GCSE Mathematics, SAT Reasoning Maths at 670+ or a maths related AP course is mandatory to gain entry. IELTS: 6.5 (no component under 6.0).

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Durham University connects a rich history with modern values to create a well-respected and forward-thinking institution.

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