BEng Engineering and Management

UCAS codeHN12
Duration3 Years
Typical offerAAA-ABB; IB: 36-32
DisciplineEngineering
LocationTaught in Exeter Streatham (Exeter)

Overview

If you are able to lead a team or coordinate a large project, multi-task and consider all the factors involved, whilst keeping your eye on the desired goal, then Engineering and Management could be an ideal degree programme to follow.

There are many career routes in engineering, such as civil, electronic or mechanical, and each requires specialist expertise in the chosen field. However, the person responsible for overseeing a mammoth project involving numerous engineering disciplines, must not only have a sound knowledge of each specialism but also the ability to master-plan the whole production; scheduling and distributing tasks, controlling the budget and checking the final outcome meets the client's original business structure.

Exeter's Engineering and Management degree allows you to train in various disciplines but also provides experience, tools and techniques to prepare you for future management positions not only in engineering but also in a wide range of sectors such as communication, transport or environment. On completing this accredited programme you'll become a qualified engineer but with the added benefit of management strings to your bow.

One module is taught by a practising aerospace product development manager who provides a taste of real life in industry by using current projects as examples. At Exeter we also recommend taking a work placement to support your studies and give you cutting-edge industry experience; placing you a step ahead of other graduates.

Why choose Engineering and Management at Exeter?

  • This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council. Visit the Professional accreditation webpage for further information.
  • Our multidisciplinary first year encourages you to explore other engineering disciplines, such as civil or mechanics; broadening your subject knowledge and preparing you for real industry team-work situations.
  • Practical, hands-on experience  is provided through projects and fieldtrips which encourage you to practise the theory and techniques learned.
  • Our strong links with industry support case studies and visits to companies, helping you forge strong engineering contacts and gain real experience in the field.
  • Lectures are taught by industry professionals.

Programme structure

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.

You may take Elective Modules up to 15 credits outside of the programme in stage 3 of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Year 1

The multidisciplinary ethos of the first year builds your theoretical and practical knowledge in mechanical, civil, materials, manufacturing, electronic and engineering mathematics.

By the end of this year's course you will have experienced your first encounter with "Solidworks" as well as gained more experience with AutoCAD, have been introduced to every phase involved in engineering a new artefact and will be more confident in writing and presenting your findings. Speakers from engineering institutions also visit to offer an introduction to the benefits of joining their professional bodies.

Compulsory modules

Note: one out of ECM1106, ECM1107 and ECM1108 may be condoned, subject to the rules specified above and detailed in the programme assessment and progression regulations.

Progression from 1st to 2nd year:
Students choose specialisation (Electronic/Engineering and Management/Materials/Mechanical/Civil) at this point.
Students proceeding on the Engineering and Management BEng programmes are required to consistently choose either all Mechanical options from this point on or all Electronic options from this point on, if they wish their final degree to be accredited (see section 17).
No final decisions on qualification to complete BEng are made at this point, but students are reminded of rules that will apply at end of year 2.

CodeModuleCredits
ECM1108Engineering Mechanics: Core Engineering 2 15
ECM1101Professional Studies and Skills Development 1 15
ECM1102Core Engineering 1 30
ECM1106Electronics for Engineers: Core Engineering 2 15
ECM1107Materials and Manufacturing: Core Engineering 2 15
Engineering Mathematics A or B S1
Depending on Entry Qualifications, 30 credits to be taken from
ECM1103Engineering Mathematics A30
ECM1104Engineering Mathematics B30

Year 2

From the second year onwards the core and optional modules start to take a more specialised pathway with a focus on your chosen degree

Compulsory modules

Progression from 2nd to 3rd year:
Students must have gained an average of 60% or more in the first 2 years to transfer from the BEng to the MEng (weighting is 40% 1st year, 60% 2nd year). Transfer to MEng is subject to Engineering Council guidelines.

The MEng Programme has more breath and depth and offers students the quickest way to professional accreditation.

CodeModuleCredits
ECM2111Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Systems 15
ECM2112Professional Studies & Skills Development 2 15
ECM2102Management and Management Science 15
ECM2105Control Engineering 15
ECM2106Manufacturing Systems 15

Optional modules

CodeModuleCredits
Engineering & Management S2E
Select 45 credits if taking the Electronic stream
PHY2027Scientific Programming in C15
ECM2115Pics, Microcontrollers and Microprocessors15
ECM2118Analogue and Digital Electronics Design15
Engineering & Management S2M
Select 45 credits if taking the Mechanical stream
ECM2113Thermofluid Engineering15
ECM2114Solid Mechanics15
ECM2103Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design15

Year 3

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
ECM3101Individual Project (Beng) 30
ECM3130Engineering in Society and Company Finance 15
ECM3153Management of Product Development 15
ECM3159Management of Processes and People 15

Optional modules

CodeModuleCredits
Engineering & Management S3C
Select either of the following (follow the same stream as in Stage 2)
ECM3162Electronic Engineering Design Studies15
ECM3163Mechanical Engineering Design Studies15
Mechanical S3A
Select 15 credits (Mechanical pathway)
ECM3152Computational Engineering15
ECM3160Materials15
Electronics S3A
Select 15 credits (Electronic pathway):
ECM3150Electromagnetics and Wave Propagation15
ECM3165Digital Signal Processing15
Engineering & Management S3D
Select 15 credits: Additional Option: Foreign Language Module: 15 credits
ECM3154Manufacturing15
ECM3164Operations Management15
ECM3171Computer Aided Engineering Drawing15
ECM2407Information Systems15
ECM2704Numerics and Optimisation15
ECM2707Systems, Series and Transforms15
ECM2709Statistics15
ECM3403Compilers and Interpreters15
ECM3411Visualisation and Image Processing15
ECM3707Fluid Dynamics15
ECM3711Nonlinear Systems and Control15
ECM3722Graphs Networks and Algorithms15
ECM3726Cryptography15
EMP3001Commercial and Industrial Experience15

Entry requirements 2015

Typical offer

AAA-ABB; IB: 36-32

Required subjects

GCE AL Maths grade B and another science subject at grade B; IB Maths HL5 and another science subject HL5
Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths.
Applicants achieving IB Maths SL7 plus IB HL5 in Physics will also be considered.
GCE AL/AS science includes: Biology/Human Biology*; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Economics; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths*; Physical Education; Physics; 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.

International students

International students should check details of our English language requirements and may be interested in our Foundation programmes.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

Engineering at Exeter combines a breadth of academic expertise with a caring and supportive learning environment. Our student-centred approach to teaching is validated by our excellent results in the National Student Survey. Our programmes make use of a variety of teaching styles with contact hours ranging from 25-32 hours each week depending on the year of study. These include: Lectures for the presentation of new topics and class exercises; Workshops where you have hands-on use of equipment, discussion and solution of sample problems, with experts available to answer questions and provide support; Tutorials involving small group work on problems relating to topics covered in lectures; Projects of longer term practical work undertaken either individually or in teams, with sessions for consultation with staff; Engineering design activities which provide direct experience of putting engineering design into practice while learning the underpinning principles and mathematical skills in other modules.

There are plenty of opportunities to discuss material in more detail with members of staff. Our academics are happy to meet with students individually during their advertised office hours or receive questions by email. A research and practice led culture We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice.

You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

There are always numerous engineering research projects in progress, funded by industry, charities, government departments and research councils. Our undergraduate students benefit through access to up-to-date equipment, industrially linked projects and staff expertise. Student projects are often linked to our research activities and may involve working with industrial partners. Recent projects have involved the design and construction of an autonomous hovering platform, modelling of airflow around a car and 3D CAD representation of the Met Office headquarters in Exeter, which has close research links with the College.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of continuous assessment through small practical exercises, project work, essay writing, presentations and examination. All of our programmes are assessed in a similar way. During the first two years you will have an even mix of examinations and coursework, each accounting for about 50%. In the third year 25% of the year is taken up by the individual project. 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. Written examinations are held in January and June of the first and second years and in the third term of the third year. For most modules, coursework also contributes to the assessment of the module.

Careers

This degree programme combines technical engineering training with management and are designed for those who will become future managers in a wide range of careers such as manufacturing or technical service industries, for example transport, communication, environment or leisure; general managers who need a background in engineering; or management consultants or accountants who require further specialised training.

Our Engineering and Management degree allows you to train in various disciplines but also provides experience, tools and techniques to prepare you for future management positions not only in engineering but also in a wide range of sectors such as communication, transport or environment. On completing this accredited programme you'll become a qualified engineer but with the added benefit of management strings to your bow.

We have 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, as shown on our Graduate destinations web page. We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for, including industrial placements and study abroad. Visit our Employability web page to find out more.

Industrial experience

All our undergraduate students can choose to take an optional Commercial and Industrial Experience module during the vacation before the third year. This opportunity allows you to gain paid work experience in a commercial setting while earning credits towards your degree programme. Industrial experience not only develops your CV but helps you to determine your career aspirations.

Students can also request permission to temporarily interrupt their studies and spend a year working in industry, as long as they work in a suitably demanding Engineering role.

Industry-led projects

Our undergraduate engineering programmes are enriched by a network of industry links which have been established through collaborative research and consultation.

Project work is a core element of each programme, providing invaluable experience of problem-solving, engineering design and working in multidisciplinary teams. Projects are typically industrially driven, are commercially relevant and often directly involve a company.

Engineering and Management students often undertake management roles for complex interdisciplinary projects involving other Mechanical, Civil and Electronic Engineering students. They act as coordinator and manager, distributing tasks, scheduling activities and controlling budgets, and very importantly investigating how the outcome of the group project (a piece of new technology for instance) will fit with the industrial sponsor’s business structure.

Employer visits

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to meet with graduate employers. Professional engineers visit the College to hold mock interviews and to discuss your career opportunities at an early enough stage to inform your choice of modules and placement decisions.

Further information

Find out more about the industrial experience opportunities available to our engineering undergraduates.

Contact us

Streatham Campus, Exeter

Email: engineering@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 724061

Website: Visit the Engineering website