Undergraduate

engineering council accredited degree logoWe offer Undergraduate courses in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and General Engineering. These degrees are available at both BEng and MEng levels. These degrees are available with a Year in Industry, or a Year Abroad.

A BEng degree involves three years of study, and will prepare a student for life as a professional engineer in industry. An MEng degree has a four-year duration; the first three years mirror the BEng degree, whilst year four places emphasis on industrially-relevant project work, advanced technical content, and leadership and management skills. An MEng degree is the academic foundation for Chartered Engineer (CEng status).

The optional Year in Industry, and Year Abroad, are typically taken between years two and three of study. Upon joining the School of Engineering, you can add either the Year in Industry, or Year Abroad, should you so desire. You can also transfer to the MEng course if you started on the BEng. We take pride in providing a flexible approach to your degree.

Employability skills are embedded at the core of our degrees. You will learn to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to solve engineering problems, you will learn commercial skills in business simulations, and you will gain experience in project management techniques.

Our degrees programmes are honours degrees, and are accredited by professional bodies. All variants of the BEng and MEng degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and General Engineering are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Measurement and Control.

Available degrees

General Engineering BEng (with optional year abroad or in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS codes: H100, H103, H102
From prosthetic limbs to exploratory spacecraft, engineers build extraordinary things. But doing so often takes more than specialist expertise. In this general engineering degree, you’ll take a broad approach by choosing the areas that fascinate you most.

General Engineering MEng (with optional year abroad or in industry)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS codes: H105, H104, H107
To solve engineering problems in the real world, you need the right qualifications. While this general engineering degree gives you a solid grounding across disciplines, it’s also your best route towards becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Aerospace Engineering BEng (with optional year abroad or in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS codes: H400, H403, H404
We’ve come a long way since the Wright Brothers. But in an area as innovative as aerospace engineering, the sky truly is the limit. From flight dynamics to aero-engine design, you’ll learn what it takes to make your mark in this exciting field.

Aerospace Engineering MEng (with optional year abroad or in industry)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS codes: H401, H402, H405
With advances in technology and design, aircraft engineering is always evolving. In theory and practice, this aerospace engineering degree will help you tackle these challenges, while also setting you up to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Mechanical Engineering BEng (with optional year abroad or in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS codes: H300, H301, H302
Spacecraft and satellites. Reactors and robots. Mechanical engineering is at the core of most systems that move. But how is technology improving their performance? To build the future, you need to keep up with it. And this degree will show you how.

Mechanical Engineering MEng (with optional year abroad or in industry)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS codes: H305, H307, H306
New biomedical technologies. More effective pollution control systems. Mechanical engineering projects are evolving by the day. This degree will help you stay ahead of the curve, while also setting you up to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Engineering with Foundation Year BEng  (with optional year abroad or in industry)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS code: H991
Engineers solve problems – including ones involving their education. If you don’t quite have the entry requirements to study an engineering degree at Leicester, this engineering foundation degree will get you there.