Engineering courses in UK can be divided into five sections- Aeronautical, Civil, Mechanical, Electronic and Electrical. Although there are various other engineering courses also ranging from environmental to naval engineering.
Undergraduate engineering is a three year course and the degree is termed as BEng(Hons.) . A student can even opt a four year course in which the student will be able to finish its masters also and the degree is termed as MEng. (Master in Engineering).
Student going in for a four year sandwich course gives the student opportunity of being placed in the industry for a year. These courses are popular with the students as the student gets the opportunity to work in companies and put forth their studies into real life industry work experience.
UK qualifications in engineering are recognised worldwide. The teaching and learning method in the engineering courses combine both theoretical and practical learning and are taught through in manners like :
- Small groups, e.g. seminars and tutorials
- Number of courses
- Supervised work
- Course tutors
Various institutions offer engineering courses as a BSc degree . The student needs to know the difference as this means once the student graduates , he/she would become an incorporated engineer.
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