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Page last updated 17 January 2022
Top-up your foundation degree, HND or international qualifications to an honours degree in this full-time or part-time course.
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 can choose modules from across our Engineering Awards together with some from the Business School. This will enable you to, subject to timetabling and prior knowledge, tailor the degree to your interests.
You'll be taught in our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and all of the latest high-tech equipment, 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
Alongside the Individual project module you will study various modules from the Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive and Electronic fields of engineering together with Robotics and Business.
Part-time study, on one day a week, can only be guaranteed for three groups of modules in the first year:
- Structural Design and Inspection
- Computational Methods
- Managing Advanced Manufacturing.
- Composite Engineering
- Energy Technologies
- Computational Methods
- Business Environment.
- Group Design and Integration Project
- Digital Signal Processing
- Analogue Electronic Design.
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.
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. 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.
Take a look at the Engineering buildingStep inside our new School of Engineering building at UWE Bristol
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.
Part time top-up course
Full time top-up course
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: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as 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
Applicants are required to have 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.
Read more about entry requirements.