- Have the flexibility and freedom to explore Engineering before deciding on your chosen specialist field
- Gain technical expertise alongside team-working, management and entrepreneurial skills
- Focus on project-based learning: work on real-world projects with industry partners
- Hands-on course with an emphasis on practical project work
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
8th in the UK for General Engineering
The Complete University Guide 2020
11th for Civil Engineering and 12th for Electronic and Electrical Engineering in the UK
The Time and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
|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|
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.
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.
Studying at Exeter is really enjoyable. There are so many different ways you can ask for support from academics who are always there to help you.
The best part about my subject is all of the hands-on opportunities. Almost all of the labs you see are ones you could have opportunities to use.
An Engineering Student
Our BEng Engineering programme allows you to experience the different areas of engineering before deciding which programme to follow. Collaborative modules in your first year will give you a broad knowledge across all core engineering disciplines.
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 all engineering disciplines, giving you the opportunity to specialise from your second year. A year-long multidisciplinary group project provides a means of putting core knowledge into practice.
On progression to your second year you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one of the core disciplines introduced in your first year:
- Civil Engineering
- Engineering and Entrepreneurship BEng
- Electronic Engineering
- Engineering and Management
- Mechanical Engineering
You will study a number of core modules and, depending upon your choice of specialism, select additional optional modules to complete the year's credits and complement your chosen discipline.
The modules studied in your third year will further develop your specialism. You will have the freedom to direct your studies, as you choose a larger number of the modules complementing the core teaching of the course. Some programmes will require that you undertake a group or individual project at this stage.
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.
Learning and teaching
You’ll typically have between 15 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.
In addition to lectures you’ll also have access to our workshops and laboratories where you’ll be trained to use specialist equipment, supporting and developing what you’ve learnt in the classroom and enabling you to put what you’ve learnt into practice.
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.
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.
Our graduates are now working for major international organisations in a diverse range of sectors, or have successfully launched their own companies.
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. We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for.
Throughout your degree you will 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.
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.
Fantastic facilities, outstanding teaching, world-leading research and exceptional graduate employability are just a few of the reasons we think you'll love it here. Find out what our students say about choosing Exeter.
Studying at our campuses in Devon or Cornwall means you'll have some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the UK on your doorstep. Find out about student life at Exeter and the huge range of sports, clubs and societies on offer.
One University, two locations
We have around 20,000 students across our three campuses in Devon and Cornwall which means we offer the academic excellence and facilities you'd expect of a major university but also a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.