Engineering Technology, BEng Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Qualify for IEng status
  • Learn practical skills on our IET accredited programme
  • Study in our 3000sqm of specialist labs
  • Study in the only university in Kent to offer the full range of Engineering programmes

1H50 M BEng/EnTec

UCAS points


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3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme



Engineering Technologists make the world work better. Product designs evolve and improve as we improve our understanding. Engineering technologists drive these changes. From audio equipment to vacuum cleaners, designs improve every year as new solutions to old problems become available. 

Our engineering technology degree prepares students to identify, understand and exploit these advances to the advantage of their career, their employers' profitability and society's benefit. The programme aims to produce graduates with a balance of analytical, entrepreneurial and exploitative skills to launch them into exciting careers as incorporated engineers. 

Multidisciplinary approach

One important consideration in the design of this programme is the need for engineering technologists who can "cross boundaries": electrical/electronic engineers who can discuss ideas and designs meaningfully with mechanical engineers and vice versa. This breadth and flexibility of knowledge will almost certainly be viewed as a key skill for future generations of engineering technologists.


The BEng degree programme is three years in full-time mode and meets the educational requirements for registration as an incorporated engineer (IEng). Please see MEng programmes if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study. 


The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as an incorporated engineer who can work effectively with current and future engineering technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new engineering solutions
  • To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of incorporated engineer roles within mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and associated specialist fields.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

You should have 112 UCAS points which should come from A-levels. 16 points should come from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject at A2 level. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science.

We will also accept:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma. National Diploma applicants that have also successfully completed the additional, core mathematics modules and the extended project (Technical Baccalaureate) are specifically encouraged to apply
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree. 

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

For more information, contact or +44 (0)20 8331 8136

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

In addition

 We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Project-based tasks
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Formative and summative assignments
  • Formal examinations.

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation is strongly anticipated.


The programme has been designed for careers in areas such as the automotive and aerospace industries, and high-value manufacturing. Suitable positions are available across a wide range of companies, or you could go on to postgraduate study or start a business of your own.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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