Engineers are needed now more than ever. At Durham we produce world class engineers who are continually in high demand.
The School is one of a small number of general engineering departments in the UK. We consider the discipline as an integrated subject rather than sub dividing the discipline into narrow areas. Our courses produce modern engineers who are capable of solving problems across the traditional engineering boundaries; for example, modern aircraft are run entirely by software and one critical problem in electronics design is the cooling of the devices.
ECS offers two engineering programmes for undergraduates: a four year MEng and a three year BEng. Both courses benefit from Durham's integrated approach to engineering, starting with the study of all disciplines and specialisation in later years. This approach also allows you to make an informed choice of which specialisation to follow as most applicants have little direct experience of engineering disciplines.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Civil Engineers offer undergraduate scholarships for which our prospective students may be eligible. Please visit our institutions pages for more information.
In the final year of the MEng, you can choose to specialise in one of the six streams. The BEng programme offers some specialisation in the three broad streams of Electronic, Civil and Mechanical. We also offer entry for applicants who have been away from study for some time or who have completed non science based courses via a foundation programme.
The top five reasons for coming to Durham to study engineering are
- Outstanding course content that equips young engineers with the problem solving skills of the 21st Century. A common first two years allows an informed choice of specialisation in your final years, whilst retaining the integrated flavour of the Durham course. All our engineering degrees are fully accredited by the four major engineering institutions (ICE, IMechE, IET and IstructE)
- Excellent research led teaching. The academic staff at the School are all actively engaged in research at the frontiers of modern engineering analysis, design and practice. This excitement and knowledge is brought into the undergraduate programme through design projects, the final year project and third and fourth year courses.
- Enviable external reputation. 'The Complete University Guide' in the Independent newspaper in 2010 ranks Durham third behind Oxford and Cambridge for General Engineering. Our graduates are also highly sought after by employers.
- Study abroad. In your third year you can replace study at Durham with study at an overseas institution. Currently we have links with universities in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, France and Canada. Language tuition is provided from year one if you are not already fluent in the language of study.
- The unique college system at Durham University provides an unbeatable environment in which to study.
Our engineering programmes are accredited by the professional institutions (IET, IMechE, IStructE and ICE). Please see our institutions page for further details regarding membership, staff representatives and scholarships.
The Durham MEng degree in Engineering, with appropriate options and final year project, is fully accredited by all the major institutions. The MEng programme fully satisfies the academic base for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC.
The Durham BEng degree in Engineering is accredited by all the major institutions in partial fulfilment of the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Graduates would be expected to undertake approved further learning to satisfy the academic base for Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC.
The IET is offering undergraduate scholarships (worth up to £1000 per annum) to suitably qualified students studying on an IET accredited programme.