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Fees and Funding

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Overview

The BEng in Engineering Management will enable you to deepen your knowledge and understanding in core engineering related disciplines. Students will also acquire research and business skills demanded by industry and the professional accrediting bodies, such as IMechE, IET, iED (Institution of Engineering Designers) and CSD (Chartered Society of Designers). 

Alongside traditional engineering modules, the course makes use of the expertise the University has in delivering management related modules. This ensures students are prepared for the increasing demands in the industry for engineers with management skills. On completion of the course students will be qualified to take leading roles in technical and project management positions.  

This is a unique course that will give you the opportunity to develop specialised skills, knowledge and the intellectual ability to work as an engineer, designer or researcher in your preferred field. The BEng in Engineering enables students to identify the route they would like to follow and gain the appropriate qualification to pursue it. The can continue their studies go to MEng in Engineering Design, Engineering Management or General Engineering.

What makes this course different

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Strong industry links

We have strong links with world leading organisations and international businesses. We work with respected names like Atkins, Careys, SRK Consulting, Thames Water, Vinci, Waterman and WSP, plus the London Boroughs of Newham and Waltham Forest, on real-life projects.

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Extensive skills range

We’ll give you a solid grounding in engineering principles, analysis and design as well as skills including research and project management.

Diploma

Chartered engineer status

If you’re doing really well at the end of your second year, you can switch to the MEng (Master's) course, adding a fourth year of study and putting yourself on course to becoming a Chartered Engineer – as well as gaining funding throughout

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will benefit from UEL's superb links with major engineering firms in the area including Ford Motor Company, Crossrail and Canary Wharf Contractors. These employers host visits and offer work placements to students studying this course.

Studying on the BEng/MEng Engineering programme you will gain real-world experience working on industrially relevant projects. You will also have the option to add a year-long placement to your course.

We regularly enter a range of national and international competitions designed for undergraduates, such as IMechE Design Challenge, Formula Students and Shell Eco-Marathon. This builds teamwork skills and also gives you an appreciation of the real-life technical, financial and time constraints encountered by engineers.

We also run regular trips to exhibitions such as the Engineering Design Show and Advanced Engineering UK to help students keep up with the latest industry developments.
 

MODULES

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    Mental wealth; Professional Life

    The module will introduce key knowledge and skills required for student’ success in higher education, communication and interpersonal life skills for academic and professional purposes. The module is designed to provide guidance in order to become independent learner, effectively reflect and take necessary actions for professional success. The module will also aid student to build their confidence as a learner, enabling them to identify where their strengths and weaknesses lie, and how they can build their skills for the future.

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    Analytical Mathematics

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for L4 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems.

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    Engineering Sciences

    The aim of this module is to provide you with an elementary knowledge and understanding of the physical concepts relating to materials, electricity and simple structures used in engineering.

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    Mathematical Applications

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for L4 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems.

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    Physical Sciences

    The aim of this module is to provide you with an elementary knowledge and understanding of the physical concepts relating to second moment of area, sound, light, thermodynamics and work and energy systems used in engineering.

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    Introduction to Computing

    The module equips students with an understanding of computing principles and an understanding of the fundamentals of hardware and software, which can provide an opportunity for students to gain appreciation of the practical skills involved in computer systems. It helps the students develop a better understanding of computations to solve problems, analysing problems and procedures, and a better understanding of algorithms, languages and programming. It provides an opportunity to students to understand the connections between the different areas of computing.

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    Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1

    This module aims to develop students' core competencies to form the basis of future competencies development throughout the programme of study. In this module, the students would consolidate their Construction / Engineering knowledge and skills for practical applications, and develop their awareness of impacts on the environment, commerce, society and individual brought about by various construction and engineering activities.

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    Engineering Materials

    The main aim of this module is to provide students with a basic understanding of the properties and behaviour of wide range of engineering materials and to enable the student to appreciate essential facts and principles required to make good choices in selection of materials.

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    Engineering Principles

    To provide students with the fundamental principles and concepts involved with dynamics, machine elements and electrical and electronic engineering.

    To enable the students to select appropriate electromechanical systems to solve real-life engineering problems.

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    Applied Mathematics & Computing

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for level 5 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

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    Thermofluids

    The main aim of this module is to introduce the basic theories of thermo fluid mechanics. You will learn about the fundamentals of fluid behaviour, the interaction of fluids with solid bodies and fluid flow in pipes.

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    Engineering Mechanics

    This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the fundamental structural characteristics governing the properties of engineering materials; and to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics.

    The module would provide the students with an appreciation of the relationship between conceptual models and real engineering systems; and enable the students to develop an analytical and practical approach to the solution of basic engineering problems based on the use of the fundamental principles of mechanics.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    This module builds on the L4 Mental Wealth: Professional Life module to further develop students' competencies to form the basis of their future careers. In this module, the students will undertake feasibility studies with reference to human, financial, logistical resources to realise a product/service. The module will further develop the students' self-awareness, interpersonal and negotiation skills through team work and mentoring.

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    Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for level 6 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

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    Interdisciplinary studies and group project

    The implementation of design skills and strategies as a tool for design development, in response to set design briefs. Students will be given the opportunity to engage in group and live projects.

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    Engineering Design and Analysis

    This module provides the students with the knowledge of the main modes of failure that occur under various loading conditions, to enable the students to develop their understanding of the fundamental principles of the mechanics of materials and their application. The students’ skill in solving analytical and practical design problems relating to complex stress system will be extended through project work using various commercial and/or non-proprietary engineering analysis software tools.

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    Applied Mechanics

    This module provides new concepts in the deformation of materials under various loading conditions and extend the application of fundamental principles of mechanics of static systems to more advanced systems.This module introduces basic concepts and the principles of the finite element analysis (FEA) techniques and the application of FEA in structural and stress analysis.

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    Dynamics and Control

    This module covers dynamics and classical control theory, to enable the students to extend their treatment of dynamics from point masses to rigid bodies and cover a broad range of application of the principles of mechanics. The students will apply a variety of mathematical and modelling techniques to the study of dynamics and feedback control problems.

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    Engineering Surveying

    This module develops the student's understanding and theoretical knowledge of applied techniques within engineering surveying. Students will develop their ability to devise solutions to measurement problems and to evaluate the results and the systems performance in an engineering context. Students on this module will hence investigate and apply measurement techniques and systems in order to solve engineering surveying problems.

    This module includes a residential field scheme which takes place away from the university.

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    Thermofluids Dynamics

    This module covers heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics exploring more theory so as to allow the students to perform industrial level analysis of processes. The scope includes an appreciation of fuels/combustion, power-producing cycles, internal/external fluid flows and further heat transfer. To extend the study of thermodynamic and fluid mechanics principles in order to provide the tools required for design and analysis of energy systems, and to provide a foundation for subsequent modules in these areas.

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    Water Engineering

    The main aim of this module is to gain knowledge and analysis of various water engineering areas such as open channel hydraulics and basic coastal engineering.

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    Quality Engineering

    The module is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of quality control and engineering techniques; the essential management systems and concepts for their successful implementation within contemporary industrial environments; to develop a critical appreciation of common quality issues and a range of quality control tools and techniques; to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and methodologies used in reliability engineering.

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    Applied Electronics

    The module aims to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of electrical circuits in terms of theory, analysis, design and application.

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    Advanced Programming

    This module will build upon foundational programming skills by looking at advanced object-oriented programming methods and concepts. You will design, develop, document and deploy safe, event-driven programs with advanced graphical user interfaces. You will also be introduced to functional, concurrent and network programming paradigms.

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    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    The aim of this module is to develop students' awareness of the importance of linking Project management with professional life practice. It will prepare students to be ready for the challenges and opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution by further developing the skills and knowledge. The key areas are as digital environment, ethics, and sustainability; preparing them to become world-class professional managers who are able to support their practice with theoretical understanding, so that they can be innovative and push the barriers of technical excellence safely and sustainably.

    The module is designed around the construction and surveying knowldege and skills and professional practice modules at L4 and L5 by integrating theory with practice through industry-relevant live projects. 

    This will be accomplished by placing students in a multi-disciplinary project group (to reflect the range of disciplines.

    It will explore the feasibility and design development of practical scheme(s) in terms of technical, ethical, legal, financial and quality matters. The module will build upon the core mental wealth/professional practice-based modules offered at L4 and L5 that introduce students to among others, digital proficiency, industry connections and intelligent development (emotional, social & physical) and in doing so helps equip them with the fundamental techniques necessary to work in inter-disciplinary teams. 

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    Capstone Project

    The main aim of this module is to equip students with the necessary skills to carry out and report research in order to consolidate the knowledge gained in other modules in a chosen field of study, combine it with the published knowledge of others, investigate it practically and report their findings.

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    Advanced Mechanics

    This module provides an advanced study on stress analysis including elasticity theory, inelastic deformations, fracture of materials and their application to practical engineering problems. It also introduces the concept of materials and process selection. The module provides an understanding of the scope of the materials mechanics/manufacturing technologies, the integrative role of materials selection in engineering and design and an appreciation of technological change, innovation and sustainable in an engineering context

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    Advanced Manufacturing Technology

    This module is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of flexible manufacturing technology used in a variety of industrial sectors; aims to help the student in gaining knowledge of advanced machining processes and technologies and the principles and practices of green manufacturing and manufacturing sustainability.

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    Turbomachinery and Energy Systems

    This module introduces the students to the latest renewable energy technologies and provides an advanced study of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics exploring in-depth internal combustion engines, fluid-mechanics governing equations, performance of various types of pumps and turbines, and application of heat transfer to extended surfaces and heat exchangers.

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    Transport Infrastructure Engineering

    To provide an optional module in the final year of the course which will provide broad grounding in transport infrastructure and systems engineering principles. The module will the knowledge and analytical skills that will enable them to become competent in the analysis, design and operation of transport infrastructure systems.

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    Advanced Construction Technology and Innovation

    This module explores the use of different techniques & tools and value management by considering the sustainability of construction to achieve improved integration, buildability, speed, cost, health and safety, and quality criteria applied to the production of buildings and facilities.

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    Systems Integration

    This module introduces the students to the concepts of Systems Integration. It is designed to develop system integration skills and student’s ability to work in focused project teams; understand how systems integration principles and practices are applied to the formation, development, production, deployment and life-cycle support of complex systems, families of systems and systems of systems.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

You'll be guided by teaching staff with many years' experience of working in or being closely connected to directly relevant industry. 

These links are vital in organising student visits and guest speakers at the University of East London. They're also hugely helpful when it comes to organising industry placement years – an option you can take up between your second and third years.

Placement students, who will be aided by an employment liaison officer, gain a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification. But some prefer to complete the three-year course and move on.

Regular contact with our industrial liaison advisory board maintains the currency of our course and thereby the employment and career paths of our graduates.

You'll have access to excellent laboratory facilities and computer suites which will allow you, among many other things, to use simulation and modelling application software for virtual design and manufacturing.

Teamwork is actively encouraged throughout the course. In your first year, for instance, you will do a Skills for Mechanical Engineers module which will involve group activity.

Your studies are based on a three-year full-time (or five-year part-time) course. If you go for the placement option, your degree will take four years. We teach you primarily through formal lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions.

Guided independent study

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

Academic support

Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, former and current UEL students. 

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skillzone and English for Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Workload

Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

Assessment is undertaken in various modes such as written assignments, laboratory reports, project reports and examinations.

Assessment tasks are spread across the year to make the workload manageable.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Kalok Lee

Dr Lee is Programme Leader of the Mechanical Engineering course, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Member of IMechE.

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UEL is committed to help you to reach your full potential. A degree in Engineering at UEL will give you the skills and abilities as a professional engineer to face the challenge of tomorrow.

Dr Lee

Mechanical Engineering, MEng, Course Leader

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

The programme provides three streams of study that prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries closely related to mechanical engineering.

As engineers eligible for registration with the IMechE, IET or iED at CEng level, the career opportunities available include aerospace, automotive, production, process engineering, product design and design engineering. The anticipated roles for graduates range from design and development professionals through to management roles.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.