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Engineering

The North East of England hosts major international automotive, aerospace, engineering design, manufacturing and civil engineering industries, as well as a growing number of companies involved in renewable energy. Teesside is also a major international centre for the chemical and process industries, and home to some of the most advanced pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world.

The School of Science, Engineering & Design works closely with employers from a wide range of engineering sectors, with many involved in designing and delivering our curriculum to ensure our engineering programmes remain relevant to industry and meet employer requirements.

At Teesside University our focus is on your career path, not just your graduation day. Our core objective is to develop our students into employment-ready graduates, able to compete for employment positions with the very best graduates from the United Kingdom and overseas.

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Reporting on engineering at Teesside University

A tour of Teesside University engineering facilities and employer partnerships, enabling us to produce graduates ready for the world of work.

More about Engineering

Our programmes incorporate best practice from across the world to provide you with one of the best learning experiences available for engineering students. We combine traditional class-based lectures with practical team projects, problem solving and case study exercises. Our curriculum blends theory and knowledge in the context of business, society and the environment – all necessary in developing the skills that employers value most.

Courses
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Aerospace Engineering MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Aerospace Engineering with Industry BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Aerospace Engineering with Industry MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Chemical Engineering MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Chemical Engineering with Industry BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Chemical Engineering with Industry MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Civil Engineering with Disaster Management BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Civil Engineering with Industry BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Civil Engineering with Industry MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Control/Technical Support Engineer Degree Apprenticeship No Yes View course
  Linked Level 6 University award: BEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industry BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industry MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer Degree Apprenticeship No Yes View course
  Linked Level 6 University award: BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship No Yes View course
  Linked Level 6 University award: BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Fabrication and Welding HND Yes No View course
Instrumentation and Control Engineering BEng (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Instrumentation and Control Engineering MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Instrumentation and Control Engineering with Industry BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Instrumentation and Control Engineering with Industry MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship No Yes View course
  Linked Level 6 University award: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Mechanical Engineering with Industry BEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Mechanical Engineering with Industry MEng (Hons) Yes No View course
Product Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship No Yes View course
  Linked Level 6 University award: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Courses available as a one-year degree top-up for holders of a HND or equivalent
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Aeronautical Engineering (Top-up) BEng Tech (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Civil Engineering (Top-up) BEng Tech (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-up) BEng Tech (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Mechanical Engineering (Top-up) BEng Tech (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Top-up) BEng Tech (Hons) Yes Yes View course

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Degree types explained

 

Accreditation

The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) has standardised the academic requirements for CEng and IEng registration:
CEng:
• accredited BEng (Hons) degree plus appropriate master’s degree or
• accredited BEng (Hons) degree plus approved Further Learning to master’s level or
• accredited MEng
IEng:
• accredited bachelor’s degree or
• HND/foundation degree plus approved Further Learning to Bachelor’s level

The current standard allows more flexibility for engineers with differing levels of qualifications to meet the academic requirements.

The benefits you could realise from completing an accredited degree include:
• higher earnings potential
• better job prospects - some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees
• your accredited degree is more likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is more likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Degree programmes are accredited by the professional engineering institutions under licence from the Engineering Council. A degree may be accredited by more than one engineering institution, particularly where it spans several engineering disciplines.

At Teesside University we offer accredited BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) degrees, and any new BEng (Hons) or MEng (Hons) degrees that are introduced from time to time also go through the accreditation process. We also offer postgraduate MSc awards for those wishing to achieve an intermediate BEng (Hons) award before studying for a master’s level qualification.

If you are undecided as to which programme is best for you, don’t worry. The first two years of our BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) programmes share the same modules which enable you to transfer from one to another up to the end of your second year. MEng (Hons) programmes demand higher levels of achievement than BEng (Hons) programmes, but they provide you with the opportunity to study your subjects to a more advanced level with a greater breadth of knowledge.

If you feel you aren’t ready for direct entry to Year 1 of a BEng (Hons) programme, then you should explore our range of extended degree programmes which include an integrated foundation year.

First-class facilities

You study in a purpose-built, high-quality learning environment. Engineering laboratories include designated areas for aerospace engineering, civil engineering and the built environment, computer-aided design and manufacture, power plants, control systems and automation, electrical engineering and telecommunications. In addition there are specialist pilot plant facilities for chemical and mechanical engineering.

Our nanotechnology facility allows typical semiconductor processes such as photolithography, and material deposition and etching techniques to be carried out in a controlled environment. Other microfabrication systems are integrated into the facility, together with atomic force microscopy equipment.

Process and manufacturing industry
This flexible multifunctional industry-standard facility includes a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system linked to a range of process plants, distillation and separation columns, pyrolysis plant for reprocessing waste into chemicals, bioreactor and steam autoclave/pasteurisation plant. We have invested in 3D printing and laser processing facilities for chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, food science and engineering, instrumentation and control engineering, biotechnology, biomanufacturing and chemistry students.


Power engineering
At the heart of the new facility is a power system simulator laboratory – a state-of-the-art teaching laboratory allowing you to explore the practical aspects of power generation and distribution including renewable and sustainable energy sources and their interaction with the distribution grid. This facility replicates characteristics of major power stations and wind generation facilities operating in Teesside, allowing you to learn about the most relevant current techniques and how these are implemented within an industrial environment.


Aerospace engineering
Our new integrated flight simulation laboratory, together with facilities for physical and load testing aircraft structures, complements the facilities available at our partner college in Hartlepool. Equipment includes wind tunnels, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, different types of engines, avionic systems and a vast array of aircraft components. You can gain realistic experience of aircraft control and behaviour, and work on aircraft design projects


Centre for testing and characterisation
We have developed a physical testing and characterisation centre, building on the University’s existing facilities in electron microscopy, X-ray, spectroscopic and thermal analysis. The new facilities include updated mechanical testing equipment, the latest hyperspectral imaging technologies, and techniques for analysing powders and particulates in dry and suspension form. These techniques are used in industries as diverse as oil and gas, pharmaceutical production and forensic investigation to understand the causes of failure or to develop new products.


Learning environment
The three-storey glass-fronted extension to Orion provides a modern open learning environment. Here you have access to numerous workstations, and formal and informal seating areas for private and group study.

Excellent prospects

From the curriculum of our programmes to our professional mentoring scheme, everything is designed to produce skilled, highly employable skilled graduates who are ready for a career in a range of engineering, industrial and contracting companies. In addition to theoretical and technical knowledge, you gain practical experience plus a range of transferable skills, including communication, management, analytical and IT skills.

Each year typically nine out of ten Teesside University engineering graduates are in work or (further) study within six months from completing their course.

Engagement with industry and employers

The School of Science, Engineering & Design places great emphasis on engagement with industry and employers, and this takes place at all levels including at undergraduate level. All our programmes offer students the opportunity for a year-long work placement. We encourage our students to consider this option as it adds great value to their knowledge and skill set.

Whichever programme you choose, we can help you find sponsorship, industrial professional training or an industry-based final-year project.

Research

Engineering research by staff in the School of Science, Engineering & Design has reached new heights with the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) rating 90% of our research as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of impact.
Click here to discover what research projects our staff are currently working on