BEng (Hons) Engineering (Part-time)

This part-time/flexible course is designed for practicing engineers who are already qualified to HND, FdEng, FdSc or degree level and who want to gain the academic qualifications necessary to achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.

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Why study BEng (Hons) Engineering at BU?

  • Applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry
  • Cover areas such as advanced stress and vibration, business development, manufacturing operations, mechatronics and computational engineering
  • Tailor your studies with a number of core units complemented by option units, to suit the needs of your employer and your long-term career plans
  • Subjects are taught by flexible learning, and you will be supported throughout your study with discussion forums
  • We also offer an Integrated Masters (MEng) which requires a further 18 months study.

Interested in studying this course as a Degree Apprenticeship? Find out more and contact Bournemouth & Poole College. 

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Course accreditation 

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to meet in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


2 years part-time


Institution of Engineering Designers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Required subjects:

Engineering discipline accredited to EngTech or partial IEng

Entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: Foundation degree or HND with Merit or above in a required subject. Applicants must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 379kb)

Your application

We want committed, keen, enthusiastic students who are going to make a real difference to the course they are studying. Our students learn from each other, as well as their academic staff, so it is really important to us that you can show us how much you care about the course you are interested in. 

Tell us about your personal achievements or any relevant work experience you have done (applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry), and show us how they make you the ideal candidate for a place on the course.

Entry requirements

2023 entry

Entry to level 6

Students who have successfully completed the FdEng, FdSc Engineering (Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Management or Electronic Design) programmes at Bournemouth & Poole College with a minimum classification of Merit will be eligible to apply for entry with advanced standing to the Level 6 of the MEng (Hons) Engineering programme at Bournemouth University and credited with 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5.

Additionally, other applicants to Level 6 require either: ​

  • A FdEng, FdSc or HND with Merit in an engineering discipline accredited to EngTech or partial IEng.

International entry requirements

You can find details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our entry requirements for non-UK students' page.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

September 2023 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. GCSE English Language with Grade C/4 or above will also be accepted.

View further information about our English language requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirement for your degree then why not join our Pre-Sessional English course? Successful completion of our Pre-Sessional English course will meet your English language requirement.

For full details of entry requirements for the HNC or FdEng, including English Language requirements where appropriate, please contact the college.


Engineers are constantly in demand and this course will give you all the skills and knowledge you require to do well in this varied and fascinating sector. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped to take on a range of engineering roles across the manufacturing and engineering sectors and our graduate employment record in this field is excellent, with 85% of our full-time Mechanical Engineering students in work or further study within six months of finishing their course.

Graduates from our design and engineering courses are now working for a range of organisations, including Aish Technologies Limited, Canyons, General Electric Aviation, Modulift, Pall Aerospace and Visteon. 

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

Staff from the Department of Design & Engineering are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the design and engineering sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. 

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

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