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Department of Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Engineering

"I'm delighted that you've chosen to study with us for your degree. I'm sure that your time in Durham will be both intellectually inspiring and personally rewarding."

Professor Simon Hogg

As a collegiate university, Durham has much to offer in terms of social, sporting and musical life and is a fantastic place to spend three or four years as an undergraduate! I hope that you'll find the academic side of your life stimulating also.

Our aim during your degree course will be to give you the best undergraduate education possible, providing an encouraging, supportive and intellectually challenging environment where you can develop your skills and enhance your employability. You will also be exposed to (and actively involved in) some of the cutting-edge research that goes on in the Department.

I look forward to meeting you in Durham this October.


Online Enrolment

Students must enrol and register for their modules. Detailed information and guidance can be found in the Student Registry pages to guide you through this process.

Please read this information carefully.

Induction Week

Induction Week 2017 commences on Monday 2nd October.

Attendance at all department-based activities is compulsory. Use the University Induction Week timetable to plan your week's activities. All students should select Level of study as "Undergraduate Single Honours".

Please note that teaching starts on Monday 9th October.

Module Registration

Module registration is a two stage process which includes the selection of module(s) and approval of module(s).

The first stage is where you confirm your programme of study and choose your optional modules. The second stage of the process is where department(s) approve your choice of modules.

More information on module registration can be found in the Student Registry Modules section.

Induction talks are compulsory and held 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday 2 October 2017: Induction into the Department.

This will include a series of talks to Engineering students in room CLC203, which is a lecture theatre in the Calman Learning Centre – your college reps will show you where this is, or you can find it on our University maps.

There is an additional session at 2pm to 3pm for International Students.

Access your personal planner for Induction Week and please ensure you make regular checks for updates to your induction timetable.

Every Durham student takes six modules per year. In your first year as an Engineering student you will take four compulsory Engineering modules and one compulsory Mathematics module. For the sixth module you are invited to select an optional “free elective” module. The five compulsory modules should automatically appear when you log onto the Student Enrolment System. The registration of the free elective modules will only be confirmed after the induction.

Useful registration information can be found on the Student Registry pages.

The Department has a very active student society, the Durham University Engineering Society (DUES). Other student-led extracurricular activities and societies include teams working on Formula Student and the Durham Solar Car (DUEM) and Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB) which is about finding innovative engineering solutions for application in developing countries.

A safe place to live, work and study

Durham University has been named the third safest university in England and Wales by The Complete University Guide 2015.