Considered an art by many, engineering is a combination of science and technology concerned with solving complex problems, such as machinery, infrastructure, design and more. Practitioners of this discipline have the capacity to work on significant global issues, such as the effects of climate change or improving city infrastructure.
Engineering allows you to combine creativity with precision every day. This qualification gives you broad and diverse career options, including molecular, transport, power, optical, vehicle and web engineering to name a few. Engineers are always in demand and with the right skills and qualifications, this industry can lead you to frequent travel, passion projects and a very fulfilling career.
Alongside possible international opportunities, you get the chance to conduct critical research with our experienced staff, learn from skilled guest visitors and take part in an invaluable placement year.
Why CU Scarborough
We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.
The programme focuses on the demands of the modern Engineering workplace encompassing the main engineering disciplines. This will reflect contemporary practices, emphasise practical skills and student employability. High levels of support are a cornerstone of the programme, with students working on diverse realistic projects throughout their final year.
With the pace of technological development, engineering should be considered as applied problem-solving. Integrating the different technologies at the heart of modern engineering, this course aims to provide a grounding in a variety of different engineering disciplines before developing skills in accessing information, converting it into knowledge and applying and evaluating it. Successful graduates will not only gain the knowledge for a successful career in engineering, but also the highly sought after skills to be self-managing, self-developing individuals.
With an ever-growing demand of engineering professionals in all industries, graduates of this course have an expansive list of career paths to explore. Successfully completing the BEng means your chances of employment are improved and the level at which you enter the jobs market could mean a higher salary.
Successful graduates will be knowledgeable across a range of engineering disciplines. Graduates can go on to work in a vast range of engineering sectors such as software, nuclear, textile or civil engineering.
Many of our graduates have progressed to postgraduate study and are working towards a master’s qualification in fields such as petroleum engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and electrical and electronic engineering.
Previous graduates have progressed to become Engineering Technicians, Project Managers and Trainee Engineering Lecturers.
Students who successfully complete this course and achieve appropriate professional experience (an average of three years in a graduate engineer position) may be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of an Engineering Institution e.g. IET or IMechE, subject to meeting the relevant professional body entry criteria.
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