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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

112

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3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

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.

Accreditation

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. 

Outcomes

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

Typical Offer: 112 Points

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 16 Points from Mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject. General Studies/Level 3 Key Skills not accepted
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering (required: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), one at Merit) or related subject.
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 16 Points from A-level Mathematics if Units 7 and/or 8 are not included
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 16 Points from A-level Mathematics
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Engineering
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2.

For more information, contact  courseinfo@gre.ac.uk 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 international@gre.ac.uk 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

Assessment

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.

Careers

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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