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BEng (Hons) Engineering (Part-time)

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This part-time/flexible learning BEng Engineering course is designed for practicing engineers who are already qualified to HND, FdEng, FdSc or degree level who want to gain the academic qualifications necessary to achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. Applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry. 

You can cover subjects at BEng level such as advanced stress and vibration, business development, manufacturing operations, mechatronics and computational engineering. Should you choose to go on to the MEng level your knowledge will be deepened and broadened through subjects such as project management, design management, life cycle analysis, control system design and materials failure and prevention. 

This is an incredibly flexible way to study, with a number of core units complemented by optional units, allowing you to tailor your course to suit the needs of your employer and your long-term career plans. We also offer an Integrated Masters (MEng) which requires a further 18 months study.

Subjects are taught by flexible learning, and you will be supported throughout your study with discussion forums. Academic tutorial attendance is required typically three times for each unit of study. Subjects are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations which will be submitted electronically.

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

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


2 years part-time


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) for 2019-2023 intake years

Required subjects:

Engineering discipline accredited to EngTech or partial IEng

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 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 2021 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.

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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


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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