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Engineering, Design and Innovation, BEng Hons

Our degree in engineering, design and innovation develops your design, engineering and business skills to create new products and bringing them to market.

Our engineering, design and innovation degree will prepare you to become a skilled engineer and inventor. You'll get an understanding of both engineering essentials and specialist knowledge in product and computer-aided design.

As a graduate from this course, you will be able to spot a gap in the market, design and engineer a suitable product, and sell the product for a profit. Equipped with the technical skills to set up your own engineering business, you will be an entrepreneur with the ability to turn your ideas into reality.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

H707 M BEng/DIE

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Campus

Medway

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • Uniquely positioned to deliver this course and support the innovations of the future
  • Benefit from our strong links to local and national industry such as Ford, BAE and many small to medium enterprises
  • Gain problem-solving, engineering and business skills on this course
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Engineering, Design and Innovation, BEng Hons


What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by a strong team of academics, with backgrounds in engineering, design, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. We have a broad range of research interests from product design though engineering systems and machine intelligence to innovation and entrepreneurship. Our aim is for you to develop a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial approach to designing and engineering new products for today's increasingly complex markets.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Typical Offer: 112 Points

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

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 Points from Mathematics and 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/units.
  • 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.

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@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

A common first year across Engineering courses results in large lecture groups of 100+ students. However, in order to enhance your learning experience, practical class sizes typically vary from 5 to 30 students depending on the module. Similarly, tutorials operate in the same way as practical sessions with class sizes varying according to the nature of the module being studied.

Independent learning

At university, you must develop the ability to work more independently than you have done before. In the early stages of the degree, you will receive a higher level of support from module leaders and personal tutors. In years 2 and 3, you will need to demonstrate an increasing ability to build upon material delivered in lectures and laboratories through independent reading. Greenwich graduates should be able to think and work independently, analytically and creatively to solve problems.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Part time courses

Whilst the university tries to ensure that part-time attendance is one day of the week only, this cannot be guaranteed for every course and subsequent years. For further information regarding part-time timetables contact fes-courseinfo@gre.ac.uk

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

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Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/22 fees

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Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Safety equipment
Engineering students are provided with safety boots and protective headwear in addition to lab coats and non-prescription safety glasses. You'll be expected to pay for prescription safety glasses (approx. £90+) if you choose to purchase them.

Field trips
The cost of field trips is activity dependant. Some are free, while others may require a contribution. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.

Professional memberships
The standard professional memberships attached to accredited courses are covered by your tuition fees. You are welcome to take up additional professional memberships at your own cost.

Resources
Course texts and other study resources are available from the Drill Hall Library. You may wish to purchase your own copies. You also receive an allowance for printing costs, which you can top up if required.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Students go to a range of companies and organisations of varying sizes for their placements, including large multi-national firms, government agencies, the NHS and small to medium sized companies engaged in research, analytical services and manufacturing.

  • Previous students have worked in: Eon, Dyson, ADEY, PS Analytical and E-liquids, GSK, NHS hospitals.
  • IAESTE (British Council) placements to Brazil, Dubai and Poland.
  • We have a dedicated team to search for and inform students about relevant opportunities and help students prepare for interviews.

How long is my placement?

Students can take a summer placement for between 6 weeks and 3 months, which is acknowledged by the award of a Certificate of Industrial Experience. Students are also encouraged to apply for sandwich placements lasting 9-12 months, which sit between the second and third years of the degree.

What are the financial arrangements?

We expect students to be treated like other employees of the company or organisation wherever possible. We also expect students on sandwich placements to be paid throughout their time with a company. In some cases, students on summer placements have had expenses only covered by the company. Students on sandwich placements pay a reduced fee to the university for their placement year.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

These courses are designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to work as a professional engineer. You can choose to start up your own business or pursue a career in the technology, engineering or computing industries, particularly in the field of emerging technologies.

Are internships available?

Interns can gain valuable employment experience within the faculty – subject to resources. Personal tutors will be able to advise students on where to access course internships.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs, and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We are ambitious for all our students and we want you to make the most of you time with us. You can access support to improve your study skills through your tutor, our subject librarians and our online academic skills centre.

We have a Learning Skills Coordinator and a writing Fellow, both of whom support students in improving their writing skills. Additional Maths support is also available through the Drill Hall library. All students are allocated a personal tutor throughout the duration of their studies

Support from the department

Students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science have a Retention and Success Officer (RSO) whose role it is to provide an additional layer of support for student engagement, and provision for extenuating circumstances, withdrawals and interruptions, Faculty level resit and Personal Development Planning enquiries. The University wide STAART (AccessAbility Retention and Transition) course encourages and supports students with a disability, providing support for disabled students.

Accommodation information

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