Engineering

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We believe that Engineering is where change begins. Study with us and be challenged to think creatively, push boundaries and influence innovation. Through placements, live projects and volunteering opportunities you’ll gain real world engineering experience, enhancing your employability on graduation. And because Bristol is home to a booming aerospace and engineering industry, you’re ideally located to bring change to life.

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Department overview

"I’m one of these people who doesn’t like to stand still. I have to constantly be learning, and in engineering you get that opportunity. You could help transform a community through wind farms, or change the world through alternative energy. There’s always an opportunity to make a difference."

Laura, BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering courses

Find out more about our courses below. All information is correct as of 19 November 2020. 

BEng(Hons)/MEng Aerospace Engineering

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This course has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers. Developed with input from regional aerospace partners, it will give you the industry-relevant skills and attributes you need to become a technical specialist and future leader in the aerospace industry. Learn about aerospace technology and product life cycle. Study aerodynamics and thermofluids, alongside structural mechanics and aero-propulsion.

BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

This course has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers. Developed with input from regional aerospace partners, it will give you the industry-relevant skills and attributes you need to become a technical specialist and future leader in the aerospace industry. Learn about aerospace technology and product life cycle. Study aerodynamics and thermofluids, alongside structural mechanics and aero-propulsion.

BEng(Hons)/MEng Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies

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BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers. Developed with input from regional aerospace partners, it will give you the industry-relevant skills and attributes you need to become a technical specialist and future leader in the aerospace industry.

BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers. Developed with input from regional aerospace partners, it will give you the industry-relevant skills and attributes you need to become a technical specialist and future leader in the aerospace industry.

BEng(Hons)/MEng Automotive Engineering

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This course gives you a strong grounding in mathematics, design, manufacturing and mechanical engineering related to the automotive industry. Tackling real world issues through live projects, you’ll be encouraged to take risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs, while honing your engineering, project management and report writing skills.

BEng(Hons) Automotive Engineering with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

This course gives you a strong grounding in mathematics, design, manufacturing and mechanical engineering related to the automotive industry. Tackling real world issues through live projects, you’ll be encouraged to take risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs, while honing your engineering, project management and report writing skills.

BEng(Hons)/MEng Civil Engineering

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BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering introduces you to the broad spectrum of civil engineering, from soil mechanics and hydraulics to hydrology and risk management. You’ll explore different structures and materials, and build valuable skills in management, computer-aided design, surveying, and geographical information systems.

Expect to apply what you've learned through projects based on real-world scenarios, as well as site visits, guest lectures and research opportunities in transport, flooding, structures, bridges and sustainability. Tap into placement opportunities with our partner employers to further boost your prospects.

BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering introduces you to the broad spectrum of civil engineering, from soil mechanics and hydraulics to hydrology and risk management. You’ll explore different structures and materials, and build valuable skills in management, computer-aided design, surveying, and geographical information systems.

Expect to apply what you've learned through projects based on real-world scenarios, as well as site visits, guest lectures and research opportunities in transport, flooding, structures, bridges and sustainability. Tap into placement opportunities with our partner employers to further boost your prospects.

BEng(Hons)/MEng Electronic Engineering

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Developed with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and major partner employers, our BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering will challenge you and change the way you learn. You’ll learn by doing, tackling real-world issues through live projects, and taking risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs.

From 2020, you'll be taught in our new multi-million pound engineering building, featuring engine test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated learning spaces.

Develop professional skills in project planning, group work and communication, and gain an inside track on the industry through factory tours and briefings from leading organisations.

BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

Developed with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and major partner employers, our BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering will challenge you and change the way you learn. You’ll learn by doing, tackling real-world issues through live projects, and taking risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs.

From 2020, you'll be taught in our new multi-million pound engineering building, featuring engine test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated learning spaces.

Develop professional skills in project planning, group work and communication, and gain an inside track on the industry through factory tours and briefings from leading organisations.

BEng(Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering

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Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this degree covers all the relevant areas of mechanical engineering, including stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechatronics, materials, manufacture and maths.

From 2020, you’ll be based in our new multi-million pound engineering building, featuring engine test cells, wind tunnels, and dedicated teaching and learning spaces.

BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this degree covers all the relevant areas of mechanical engineering, including stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechatronics, materials, manufacture and maths.

From 2020, you’ll be based in our new multi-million pound engineering building, featuring engine test cells, wind tunnels, and dedicated teaching and learning spaces.

BEng(Hons) Robotics

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BEng(Hons) Robotics is taught by world-class researchers from one of Europe's largest robotics labs. If you’re interested in understanding and developing robots, this course will give you plenty of hands-on experience building and testing your inventions, using our state-of-the-art facilities. Although primarily an engineering course, you’ll also explore areas such as artificial life, biology-inspired robotics, swarm intelligence, and human-robot interaction.

BEng(Hons) Robotics with Foundation Year

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Please expand the information below to find out more and watch a course talk.

You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

BEng(Hons) Robotics is taught by world-class researchers from one of Europe's largest robotics labs. If you’re interested in understanding and developing robots, this course will give you plenty of hands-on experience building and testing your inventions, using our state-of-the-art facilities. Although primarily an engineering course, you’ll also explore areas such as artificial life, biology-inspired robotics, swarm intelligence, and human-robot interaction.

Take a tour of our other Engineering facilities

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Degree Apprenticeships

Hear from our Head of Apprenticeships, Simon Flenley-Pond, about what to expect when studying a degree apprenticeship at UWE Bristol.

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Engineering Degree Apprenticeships

Find out more about the Engineering Degree Apprenticeships that we offer below.

Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Level 6). Run in partnership with University Centre Weston.

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Level 6). Run in partnership with University Centre Weston.

The Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprenticeship enables you to train while you work to become a graduate engineer. You'll use a project-based approach to solve engineering problems which you can apply to your workplace.

Building Services Design Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Building Services Engineering (Level 6).

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Building Services Engineering (Level 6).

Created by leading employers, the Building Services Design Engineer Degree Apprenticeship will equip apprentices with the expertise required to design the systems and services necessary for buildings and infrastructure.

Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering.

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering.

The Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship has been designed to teach key engineering concepts, alongside vital professional skills in management, creative skills in design of civil engineering structures and systems and practical skills in surveying, geographical information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD).

Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing (Level 6)

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing (Level 6)

Designed in collaboration with industry professionals, the Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship offers a current and innovative suite of mechanical and manufacturing modules that will enable you to meet the future needs of industry.