University of Bristol

The University of Bristol offers a wide range of Engineering degrees, including an unique Engineering Design course. This unique course aims to develop high calibre engineers who can lead complex engineering projects vital to modern society.

After a broad common first year, students at the University of Bristol can specialise in Mechanical, Aerospace or Civil Engineering. The course is unique is because it gives opportunities to undertake industrial placements and to work on real-world design projects. The University of Bristol’s Engineering Design programme is accredited by all of the main professional engineering institutions.

A partnership of leading companies in a wide range of engineering sectors provide support for the Engineering Design programme. These include energy, the built environment, transport, manufacturing and product design. These companies help select students, guide the curriculum and provide placements and projects. As a result, graduates are highly attractive to these partner companies and they have a head start in their careers.

The Engineering Design degree course was inspired by the Royal Academy of Engineering. You will learn the fundamentals of all the main engineering disciplines before you choose to specialise to develop expertise in a particular field. Placements in industry help you understand the sort of engineering that interests you and provide valuable real-world work experience. At the University of Bristol, you will learn how to understand the impact of socioeconomic, environmental and legal constraints on engineering projects.

The multidisciplinary MEng Engineering Design with Study in Industry provides a common core of engineering units in materials, structures, dynamics, fluids, computing, mathematics and electronics. Students will take these courses alongside other engineering undergraduates at the University of Bristol.

In Year 1, there is also dedicated teaching in design concepts and using computer-aided design software. During Year 2, you will develop your skills further through detailed group design projects. You will also choose one of three pathways, aligned with aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering.

Year 3 is a paid placement in industry. An industrial supervisor and University of Bristol staff both closely monitor a student’s performance during this year in industry. This ensures that the placement is effective in developing your skills and allows you to take the first steps towards becoming a chartered engineer. You will work alongside graduates, doing the same sort of work as them and learning as you go. Returning to the University of Bristol for Years 4 & 5, you will have a clearer idea about what sort of engineer you want to become. You will also be able to tailor your studies by selecting from a wide range of optional units.

Research within the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering is outstanding and specialises in the following forward-looking subject areas: Advanced composite materials, Earthquake and geotechnical engineering, Robotics, Smart structures, Complexity science and intelligent systems, Electrical energy management, Water and environmental engineering, and Engineering systems and design.

Subjects Available at University of Bristol

The University of Bristol offers the following degrees in preparation for a career in Engineering or Design: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and, finally, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Qualifications Offered by University of Bristol

The University of Bristol offers the following qualifications

Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and, finally, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and, finally, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Industrial Placements with University of Bristol

The University of Bristol has partnerships with the following companies and organisations:

  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • Babcock
  • DCA
  • DNV GL
  • Frazer-Nash
  • GE Aviation (Dowty)
  • GE Avionics
  • GKN
  • WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Renishaw
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Mabey
  • Zodiac Seats
  • Heathrow
  • The Manufacturing Technology Centre
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