This course is open for applications.
About this course
- Entry year:
- Course code:
- Engineering Design and Mathematics
- One year
- Full-time (part-time by negotiation)
- Programme leader:
- Rachel Szadziewska
- Key fact:
- Top-up your foundation degree, HND or international qualifications to an honours degree in this full-time or part-time course.
Page last updated 6 March 2019
Why study engineering?
Engineering is where change begins. It will challenge you and transform the way you learn as you harness its potential to solve the issues faced by industry and society.
There is always a high demand for graduates who can grasp engineering problem-solving and have a solid understanding of multi-disciplinary projects. And with opportunities at some of the biggest names in engineering on your doorstep, you'll be in a perfect position to take the next step in your career on graduation.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Engineering is a one-year top-up course that turns an Engineering Foundation Degree, HND or international qualification into an honours degree. Building on the foundation of your previous studies, you'll choose pathways in manufacturing or electronics.
Study manufacturing subjects such as mechanical design, manufacturing systems, alternative energy, operations and quality management, and automated manufacture. Or choose electronics subjects like robotics, signal processing, computer networks and embedded systems.
From 2020, you'll be taught in our new multi-million pound Engineering building. Featuring engine test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated learning spaces, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.
You'll tackle real world issues through live projects with genuine clients, and be encouraged to take risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs.
Get an inside track on industry ideas and career options at presentations from visiting professionals. You'll graduate ready for a career of exploring, driving innovation and finding ways to change the world for the better.
Where can it take me?
Choose from engineering careers in the UK and overseas. Opportunities include positions as computer-aided design (CAD) engineers, technicians, mechanical engineers, project managers, and product support engineers.
Watch: The learning and teaching experience
This top-up year offers two pathways - in manufacturing or electronics so you can specialise in your chosen area.
On the manufacturing pathway, you will study:
- Energy Technologies
- Business Environment
- Structural Design and Inspection
- Systems Engineering
- Managing Advanced Manufacturing.
On the electronics pathway, you will study:
- Digital Signal Processing
- Control Systems Design
- Group Design and Integration Project
- Analogue Electronic Design
- Business Environment.
Plus, you will study (for both pathways):
- Individual Project.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.
This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.
Learning and Teaching
Learn through lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, computer work, projects, case studies and seminars.
Take part in our induction programme and get access to guidance and support from academic staff and student advisers.
Attend regular presentations from visiting professionals to gain an inside track on industry challenges and opportunities. Take part in 'Meet the Employer' sessions and get help with interview techniques and CV writing.
See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.
Boost your skills
Get involved in national competitions and initiatives to boost your skills and experience. Volunteer your skills to help develop infrastructure in developing countries through initiatives like Engineers without Borders.
You can expect to be assessed through a mix of assignments, exams, continuous assessment and group work, depending on the module.
You'll also complete a final year project that makes up a quarter of the final year's work.
See our full glossary of assessment terms.
Our new engineering building is designed to inspire the engineers of the future. Opening in summer 2020, it'll be built for hands-on investigation, with engine test cells, wind tunnels and collaborative learning spaces. An ideal environment for encouraging you to explore, take risks and discover ways to change the world for the better.
Learn professional engineering skills in our well-equipped facilities.
Access industry-standard computing laboratories, computer rooms and computer-aided design (CAD) suites.
Create and test structures or concepts in our manufacturing workshops, wind tunnels and robotics laboratories.
Receive support and advice on computer applications from our system support helpdesk.
A mix of traditional and hands-on learning environments helps you quickly take on essential knowledge and skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.
Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.
Careers / Further study
Your combined understanding of engineering practice, information technology (IT), project management and business will equip you for work in a range of industries and professions.
These range from mechanical design, manufacture and operations management, to alternative energies and electronics.
Recent graduates have gone on to work as CAD engineers, technicians, mechanical engineers, project managers and product support engineers.
Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.
We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.
Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.
Find out more about careers in engineering.
Full time top-up course
|Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||13000|
|International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1625|
|Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
Part time top-up course
|Home/EU-Part Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|Offshore-Part Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
Indicative Additional Costs
|Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year||160|
Supplementary fee information
Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.
- GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
- English Language Requirement:
If you are an overseas student, you should contact the Faculty to check the suitability of your qualification for entry. You will also require IELTS grade 6 or above or equivalent. For more information, please visit our English language requirements website.
- Specific subjects: FdSc/HND in Engineering or equivalent
You should normally hold an HND or Foundation Degree (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline, with content meeting the pre-requisites of the modules on the programme. These include CAD and computer simulation (manufacturing pathway); Programming in C/C++ and signal processing (electronics pathway).
If you do not have an HND or Foundation Degree, we suggest you contact the course leader for advice before applying.
We also offer BEng(Hons) and MEng courses in Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
UWE Bristol's International College
If you are an international student and do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.
English language support
If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent.
Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme.
If you have not received your exam results, your offer from us will be conditional and will be subject to you achieving the tariff points/grades required for your course.
If you have already satisfied the academic entry requirements of your chosen course, you are likely to be made an unconditional offer. Please note that we will only make unconditional offers if you have already achieved your qualifications.
To make sure our applicants are academically prepared for when they start their studies here, we do not make unconditional offers to those that are still studying their Level 3 qualifications (such as A levels, BTEC, Access or equivalent). We hope that this will encourage our applicants to value their academic achievements as much as we do.
How to apply
UCAS Extra: We welcome applications through UCAS Extra for this course between 25 February and 4 July 2019. We aim to give you a response to your application within 21 days.
For further information
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- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83333