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.
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.
Why choose this course?
If you enjoy problem-solving and are interested in finding out how things work and even programming machines–our degree will enable you to learn all about processes, maths and methods needed to have a successful career within engineering and beyond.
Located on the Coventry University campus, you will have access to our Library & Learning Services (LLS), fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites. Our laboratories are home to industry-standard equipment, so that you learn using the same equipment as many industry professionals. Plus, you can take advantage of reading rights in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library, make use of sport centre facilities and receive full membership to Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU).
This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements. This course puts a strong emphasis on pragmatic learning, meaning our graduates are already accustomed to industry standard equipment by the time they enter the workplace.
At CU Coventry, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. This can be done in a variety of ways—one key element is work placements. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year. Students of this course have gained internships at highly-regarded companies’ such as Vinci Engineers.
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.