Durham University Engineering

By | 22nd May 2017

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Durham University Engineering

Engineers are needed now more than ever. Working in companies throughout the world, Durham’s graduate engineers are busy developing and maintaining the global infrastructure required to support modern life (e.g. transport, buildings, communication systems, energy generators and grid networks, clean water supplies and medical implants).

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 it into narrow areas. Our courses produce modern engineers who are capable of solving problems across the traditional engineering boundaries. For example, an understanding of thermodynamics is essential for both the design of steam turbines and also in the heat management of electronic circuits.

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.

Accreditation

Our engineering programmes are accredited by the professional institutions. Please see our institutions page for further details regarding membership, staff representatives and scholarships.

MEng

Dependent on stream, the Durham MEng degree is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

BEng

Dependent on stream, the Durham BEng degree is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.