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Industrial Engineering, BEng Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Study in the only university in Kent to offer the full range of Engineering programmes and 3000sqm of specialist labs
  • Learn how to plan. Deliver and optimise complex manufacturing processes
  • Study in a Faculty that combines business, management and engineering
  • Benefit from our strong links to local and national industry such as Ford, BAe and many small to medium enterprises

Overview

Overview

Industrial engineering is still as ubiquitous today as it ever has been. Every product that you can buy has been manufactured at some point and an industrial engineer has played a major role in its realisation. From the bread in the supermarket to supersonic jets, industrial engineers ensure that all the necessary processes and components are in place for a product to be able to be made on time and on budget. 

On this programme, you will learn about operational analysis, process engineering, design, and manufacturing techniques and practices, with a particular focus on high-value manufacturing. You will also use our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories that encompass many subject disciplines to learn how businesses operate and function and understand how industrial processes need to meet financial and business challenges as much as engineering ones.

Career development

Nearly 50% of the top 250 Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) companies have a CEO who studied for an engineering degree. The skills you will learn in this degree course set you on the road to leadership.

Accreditation

This degree programme is three years long in full-time mode. It is strongly anticipated that this programme will be accredited as: 

  • Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
  • Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). 

A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Please see the 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 with current and future industry design and manufacturing technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new industrially-relevant solutions
  • To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of professional roles within engineering, industry, management, and associated specialist fields.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Typical Offer: 120 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: 32 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), both at Merit) or related subject.
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 32 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 32 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.

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.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Forms of assessment include:

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

Professional recognition

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

Careers

Your programme will prepare you for technology, engineering and management-based careers, particularly in high-value manufacturing. You can also start your own company or go on to further postgraduate study.

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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