University of East London

BEng (Hons) General Engineering with Foundation Year

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.

Entry Requirements


64 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Alternative GCSE Qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

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.

Course Details

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.

Foundation Year

Mental wealth; Professional Life
Analytical Mathematics
Engineering Sciences
Mathematical Applications
Physical Sciences
Introduction to Computing

Year 1

Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1
Engineering Materials
Engineering Principles
Applied Mathematics & Computing
Engineering Mechanics

Year 2

Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Advanced Mathematics and Modelling
Interdisciplinary studies and group project
Engineering Design and Analysis
Applied Mechanics
Dynamics and Control
Engineering Surveying
Thermofluids Dynamics
Water Engineering
Quality Engineering
Applied Electronics
Advanced Programming

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.

Year 3

Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Capstone Project
Advanced Mechanics
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Turbomachinery and Energy Systems
Transport Infrastructure Engineering
Advanced Construction Technology and Innovation
Systems Integration

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