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BEng Engineering and Entrepreneurship - 2020 entry

Please note: The below is for 2020 entries. Click here for 2021 entries.
UCAS code H705
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2020
Contact

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 724061

Entry requirements

A level: AAB - ABB
IB: 34/665-32/655
BTEC: DDD - DDM 

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Engineering

Overview

  • A pioneering programme, designed to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the fields of mechanical and electronic engineering
  • Aimed at aspiring engineers and designers with a flair for business and the uncanny ability to solve complex problems
  • Pitch your engineering idea at the end of the third year to a panel of judges for the chance to take forward your business with the University’s support
  • Gain technical expertise alongside team-working, management and entrepreneurial skills
  • Focus on problem-based learning: work on real-world projects with industry partners

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96.2% of Engineering graduates in further study or graduate-level employment within 6 months of graduation

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) of 2016/17 undergraduates

Chance to launch your own business in the UK

If you need a visa to work in the UK you’ll be pitching for an endorsement from the University and visa application costs to apply for a one year start up visa

8th in the UK for General Engineering

The Complete University Guide 2020

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAB - ABB GCE AL Maths grade B and another science* subject at grade B. Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths
IB 34/665-32/655 IB Maths HL5 and another science subject HL5. Applicants achieving IB Maths SL7 plus IB HL5 in Physics will also be considered.
BTEC DDD - DDM See below under 'read more' for further information
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

*GCE AL/AS science includes: Biology/Human Biology**; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.

**If more than one of these is taken they would only count as one 'science' but could count as two A-levels towards our general requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010)

Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject, GCE AL Maths is still required: Applied Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Building Services Engineering Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability.

BTEC Extended Diploma (2016)

Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject or GCE AL Maths providing they have taken the mandatory unit ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ AND the optional unit ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’: Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering.

Applicants studying the new BTEC Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering will be considered without GCE AL science or GCE AL Maths provided they are taking the unit ‘Further Maths For Construction’ and achieve distinction.

For any questions relating to entry requirements please contact the team via our online form or 01392 724061.

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Accreditations

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

The Engineering and Management BEng (Hons) and Engineering and Management with Year in Industry BEng (Hons) are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as:

  1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  2. 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. See www.theiet.org for further information.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Accreditation is awarded for a maximum of 5 years under each assessment exercise. The dates applicable to the current accreditation of this degree programme can be viewed on the Engineering Council list of accredited degrees: www.engc.org.uk/acad.

Course content

This three-year programme marries theory and practice, giving you the opportunity to develop as an engineer and an entrepreneur. Your studies will follow Exeter’s think-try-do process of innovation, developing your ideas and technical know-how to the point of setting up your own company. You will be encouraged to take risks and, within the supportive community and environment of the department, will be given room to make mistakes in order to learn from them.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

The multidisciplinary ethos of the first year builds core theoretical and practical knowledge in mechanical, civil, materials, manufacturing, electronic and engineering mathematics. A year-long multidisciplinary group project provides a means of putting core knowledge into practice.

In your second year the core and optional modules start to take a more specialised pathway with a focus on Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

In the final year of your degree you’ll put into practice your research, project management and engineering skills through an extended individual project. You will also take advanced entrepreneurship modules such as Market Research and Business Planning and Industrial Awareness and Problem Solving - preparing you for the chance to take forward your business with the university’s support by pitching your engineering idea to a panel of judges.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £22,950 per year

Please note that these figures may be subject to change.

Global Excellence Scholarships

Global Excellence Scholarships worth £5000+ are available for International fee paying students studying this course. If you’d like to find out more visit our funding database, or you can apply for this scholarship directly online.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

This programme gives you the opportunity to develop as an engineer alongside having the freedom to innovate, developing your skills as a successful entrepreneur. In addition to academic lectures, you will attend talks and seminars given by experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders. As your degree progresses, you will be encouraged to put your knowledge and ideas into practice, learning through experience of a group project.

The course is structured around Exeter’s THINK-TRY-DO approach to innovative thinking. As you progress you will be given the space to try your own ideas, with assessment placing as much value on the process of learning as on whether or not your endeavours are successful.

You’ll typically have between 25 and 32 hours of direct contact time per week with your tutors and you will be expected to supplement your lectures with independent study. You should expect your total workload to average about 40 hours per week during term time.

A research and practice led culture

All our academic staff are internationally-recognised scientists working across a wide range of topics. Your course will draw on the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in the field. You’ll be able to participate directly with current research at various stages throughout your degree.

Student projects are often linked to our research activities and may involve working with industrial partners.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of continuous assessment through small practical exercises, project work, essay writing, presentations and exams. You must pass your first year assessment in order to progress to the second year, but the results do not count towards your degree classification.

Project work is a core element of this degree, providing invaluable experience of problem-solving, engineering design and team working. Projects are typically industrially driven, are commercially relevant and often directly involve a company.

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Your future

Our engineering and entrepreneurship degrees aim to help you develop an entrepreneurial mind-set, equipping you with the practical toolkit necessary to inspire innovative ideas, create entrepreneurial engineering solutions to real-world challenges, undertake rigorous market validation and develop and launch viable and sustainable new enterprises.

Engineers have a reputation as being articulate, numerate, problem solvers, who claim great job satisfaction. Typically, salaries are significantly higher for engineering graduates than the average for other graduates.

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and a strong employment record. Our graduates excel in specialist engineering fields and across a broad range of other sectors; some have also gone on to successfully launch their own businesses, taking their engineering solutions to market.

External visits

Throughout your degree you’ll attend talks and seminars given by experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with graduate employers. Professional engineers visit the university to hold mock interviews, allowing you to discuss your career opportunities at an early enough stage to inform your choice of modules and placement decisions.

Improvement works

To support our redesigned Engineering curriculum we are investing in both improvement works and essential maintenance works in the Harrison building. We’re making a £6.5million investment in our Engineering teaching laboratories, workshop spaces and new equipment which includes:

  • Student project space, run by students for students
  • Dedicated composite materials and geotechnics labs
  • New state-of-the-art equipment
  • Modernisation of the engineering workshop and electronics labs
  • Adaptable teaching and storage space in the fluids lab
  • New vehicle assembly area

Scheduled for completion in December 2021, these works ensure that our students have access to the best possible facilities during their time at Exeter. Find out further information on our website.