BEng Engineering and Management
|Typical offer||AAA-ABB; IB: 36-32; BTEC: DDD - DDM|
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 Careers tab 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.
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 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.
From the second year onwards the core and optional modules start to take a more specialised pathway with a focus on your chosen degree
Entry requirements 2018
AAA-ABB; IB: 36-32; BTEC: DDD - DDM
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.
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirement(s): Applied Science, Building Services Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability. In place of science requirement only, A level Maths still required.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out more about the industrial experience opportunities available to our engineering undergraduates.
This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechancial Engineers (IMechE)* under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
* Accreditation by the IMechE is for candidates who select the Mechanical Engineering options, as detailed in the programme structure.
An accredited MEng degree fully satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
An accredited BEng (Hons) degree 1. fully satisfies the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and 2. partially satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited further learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.
Experience of working in your chosen field is a real advantage when entering the graduate job market. It’s also a great way to try out different jobs and to make contacts within companies you’re interested in working for. All of our engineers have the opportunity to spend time working as part of their degree, either through a summer placement or through a full year’s experience.
Year in industry
What is it? A full year’s worth of work placement. The words ‘with Year in Industry’ appear in your degree title for future employers to see.
Who is this for? Available for all BEng and MEng programmes in Engineering.
When does it happen? Typically takes place in your third year and usually last at least nine months.
Does it count towards my degree? Yes, it’s worth 120 credits.
What else do I need to know? During this year you will pay a reduced tuition fee. In 2016/17 the fee was £1,850 (or 20 per cent of the maximum fee for that year). You can apply for this programme through UCAS or transfer to it at the end of your first year. Your degree will take an extra year to complete.
What is it? A two to three month work placement that contributes towards your degree. The module title ‘Commercial and Industrial Experience’ will appear on your transcript for future employers to see.
Who is this for? All engineering students. This is a popular optional module - we recommend that all students take it.
When does it happen? Summer placement, takes place between years two and three.
Does it count towards my degree? Yes, it’s worth 15 credits.
What else do I need to know? You can base your third year individual project on your placement, giving you an extra 30 credits of industrial experience.
We will help you to prepare for your work placement from early in your studies. A special module ‘Employability and Placement Preparation for Engineers’ takes place at the start of your second year. This isn’t marked and is an opportunity to start thinking about your placement well in advance. You will also be invited to attend workshops offering guidance and support such as ‘Making the most of your placement’ and ‘How to use your placement as an individual project’.