Degree Programme Specification 2018/2019
BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons) in Engineering
|To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. This information is created when new programmes are established and is only updated periodically as programmes are formally reviewed. It is therefore only accurate on the date of last revision.|
|Awarding institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Teaching institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Programme accredited by:||Depends on final chosen degree programme|
|Final award:||MEng (Hons)/ BEng (Hons)|
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):||Engineering|
|Postholder with overall responsibility for QA:||Dr Brian Flynn|
|Date of production/revision:||June 2012|
|Further Information:||View the prospectus entry for this programme|
Programme structure and features
This programmes fits within the general structure of the University’s Curriculum Framework.
Courses and Progression
Students take courses totalling 120 credit points in each year of the programme. The programme is full time for 4 years (BEng) or 5 years (MEng).
The degree regulations and programme of study, along with the degree programme table for all Engineering degrees can be found at: http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk
First year comprises two courses in each of Mathematics and Engineering.
During the first semester students attend a general Engineering course Engineering 1, which contains assistance on appropriate physical principles to provide the necessary background for students admitted without Higher physics or its equivalent.
In the second semester students take the Engineering course(s) of their intended Engineering Discipline.
The pass mark in all subjects is 40% for both written examination and coursework components. Progression into 2nd year requires passes in Maths 1, Engineering 1 and the Engineering course of their chosen Discipline. Students may be permitted to progress carrying up to 40 points, but if more than 20 points are to be carried progression depends on an interview.
On successful completion of Year 1, students will transfer to their chosen degree programme. A full list of degree programmes is available at: http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk
Teaching and learning workload
You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.
At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.
The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.
Assessment method balance
You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.
The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.