MEng (International) Integrated Engineering(International) Integrated Engineering logo

Cardiff University, Cardiff

The complexity and sophistication of modern engineering requires a multidisciplinary approach. Industry is therefore seeking engineers with broad knowledge and skilled in more than one of the traditional engineering disciplines. 

The Integrated Engineering degree embraces many aspects of electrical, electronic, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. By completing this course you will qualify as an engineer of the highest quality: your broad knowledge of various aspects of engineering will ensure you can interact with engineers from all the traditional engineering disciplines in any multidisciplinary environment.

You will also become familiar with the role of engineering within the business environment, as particular attention is paid to economics, management and law.

Choosing the four-year MEng degree offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. The final two years of the course look to expand and strengthen your knowledge. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project.

An added advantage of this MEng Integrated Engineering (International) course is that one semester is spent studying engineering through the medium of English in a partner university overseas. There are currently more than 65 destination universities on four continents.

Other Cardiff University Integrated Engineering courses available may include:

  • A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of engineering if you choose a BEng course
  • The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option
  • The opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or Spain

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the course include:

  • The ‘Excellent’ teaching rating achieved by the School
  • The facilities that come with a successful research unit
  • The opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry
  • An open and engaging culture between students and staff
  • Some external scholarships may be available from the UK Power Academy and UK Electronic Skills Foundation UKESF (Cardiff is a member of both schemes)
  • One semester is spent studying abroad

“It’s an impressive building, not just architecturally but in terms of the facilities as well. I love going to the library and I use it a lot. It’s really useful that it’s open evenings and weekends. The library staff are really helpful and knowledgeable. It’s a really good place to come and study”

Carlos Fernandez, Undergraduate Engineering student

Key facts

UCAS CodeH118
Next intakeSeptember 2017
Duration4 years
ModeFull time
Typical places availableThe School typically has approx 230 places available.
Typical applications receivedThe School typically receives approx 1270 applications.
Admissions tutor(s)
  • engineering-ug@cardiff.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)29 2087 4656

Entry requirements

For detailed entry requirements see the School of Engineering admissions criteria pages.

Typical A level offerAAB A-level Mathematics is required (or equivalent).
Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offerWBQ core will be accepted in lieu of one A-level (excluding Mathematics).
Typical International Baccalaureate offer32-36 points, including 5 in higher level Mathematics and a Science.
Other qualificationsApplications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome.

Tags: International, Integrated, Engineering

  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Duration: Not known
  • Fees: £9,000 UK
  • Language: English
  • Foundation: No
  • Placement: No
  • Year Abroad: No
  • Course Code: T89-J10
Overview

This is a four-year full-time degree with one semester of year three spent studying abroad. The course includes a carefully chosen balance of core modules and optional modules. Most modules are worth 10 credits, some are worth 20, the year three and year four projects are each worth 30 and the international module is worth 50. You need to earn 120 credits a year.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2017/18 academic year. The final modules will be published by July 2017.

Year one

Year one consists of a series of lectures underpinned by practical laboratory sessions.

Core modules
Module titleModule codeCredits
Network AnalysisEN106410 credits
LaboratoryEN107220 credits
Communication Skills in English and Professional StudiesEN107310 credits
ANALOGUE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMSEN108110 credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1EN108210 credits
POWER ENGINEERING AND ELECTRICAL MATERIALSEN108510 credits
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 1EN109320 credits
Engineering ComputingEN109410 credits
MECHANICSEN110220 credits

Year two

Year two again consists of a series of lectures underpinned by practical laboratory sessions.

Core modules
Module titleModule codeCredits
Solid MechanicsEN200210 credits
Introduction To Economics, Law, Accounting and Management ScienceEN200910 credits
DynamicsEN203210 credits
Fluid MechanicsEN203310 credits
Thermodynamics and Heat TransferEN204110 credits
Control EngineeringEN205810 credits
Network Analysis and Mathematical ApplicationsEN207510 credits
PROGRAMMING AND MICROCONTROLLER APPLICATIONSEN270710 credits
MACHINE AND POWER ELECTRONICSEN270810 credits
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSISEN270910 credits
Product Design and System IntegrationEN290920 credits

Year three

The autumn semester of year three is spent studying at a partner institution overseas for the equivalent of 50 credits. There are currently more than 65 destination universities on four continents.

The year also includes a major project, with a value of a quarter of the overall year.  For this you will work individually, alongside a supervising staff member.  Some preparation takes place in the autumn semester but the module is completed in the spring semester.

Other core and optional modules build upon the foundations established in the earlier years.

Core modules
Module titleModule codeCredits
International ExperienceEN309250 credits
ProjectEN310030 credits
Quality and ReliabilityEN364010 credits
Product DesignEN390610 credits
Optional modules
Module titleModule codeCredits
Solid MechanicsEN303710 credits
Object Oriented Engineering ComputingEN308510 credits
Waste Management and RecyclingEN340110 credits
Fluid Power & ControlEN351310 credits
Electrical Machines and Drives AEN370210 credits

Year four

Year four includes two group projects, which are linked to topical research. In total, these make up half of the overall assessment.

Core modules include Management in Industry and there is a choice of optional modules.

Core modules
Module titleModule codeCredits
Management in IndustryEN400410 credits
Group ProjectEN410030 credits
Optional modules
Module titleModule codeCredits
Advanced RoboticsEN406210 credits
Automotive DesignEN410130 credits
Integrated Building DesignEN410230 credits
Renewable Energy DesignEN410330 credits
Mechatronics DesignEN411030 credits
Energy ManagementEN460310 credits
Cond Monitoring, Modelling & ForecastingEN460410 credits
Risk and Hazard AssessmentEN460610 credits
ControlEN461010 credits
Fundamentals of NanomechanicsEN463010 credits
Alternative Energy SystemsEN470510 credits
Artificial IntelligenceEN490210 credits
The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is through lectures, examples classes and extensive laboratory, IT and practical work. The taught modules in the first two years are largely compulsory, but options are usually available in years three and four. All students must complete a 30-credit individual project in year three, for which they are allocated a supervisor from among the teaching staff. There are opportunities for interactions with potential employers.

The international module will be delivered through the medium of English, using the delivery methods of the overseas institutions, including lectures, seminars, workshops, group work and laboratories.

How will I be supported?

You will be assigned a personal tutor who is a member of the academic staff associated with your degree course. Your tutor will be there to advise you on academic, non-academic and personal matters in a confidential and informal manner when you need some guidance. We aim to help you overcome any problem, however big or small, as smoothly and quickly as possible.

For the 30-credit project in year three, you will be allocated a supervisor in the broad area of research specialism and meet regularly.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles. Opportunities for you to reflect on your abilities and performance are available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Feedback

We’ll provide you with frequent feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback in classes like design and project work and via return of marked coursework.

The opportunity to test your knowledge and understanding will be provided throughout the semester via class tests in Years 1 and 2, plus feedback on written assessments.  Occasionally, peer assessment of an individual’s contribution to a group may be used, and you may also receive oral feedback on presentations and contributions to group activities.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress in each module is usually assessed at various stages through each semester (through a short test) to give you feedback on your progress, then finally at the end of the appropriate semester. Assessment is undertaken using methods including formal written examinations, case studies, assignments and project work.

Examinations count for 60% to 70% of all assessment throughout the course, depending on the options chosen. The remainder is composed mainly of project work and larger pieces of coursework, plus performance in laboratories.

The opportunity to test knowledge and understanding is given through class tests throughout years one and two, plus feedback on written assessments. Occasionally, peer assessment of an individual’s contribution to a group may be used, and students may also receive oral feedback on presentations and contributions to group activities.

What skills will I practise and develop?

As a newly introduced programme, this course is currently undergoing accreditation via the Engineering Council, as it is a new course. The core competencies required for UK-SPEC (UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence) are integrated throughout the taught years of the course. 

Through lab work you will develop practical skills focused on the application of a range of engineering principles to real-life technological, regulatory and ethical problems encountered in the engineering profession.

You will also:

  • Enhance your communication skills, both orally and in writing through a series of reports and assignments
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to solve multidisciplinary problems in a engineering context
  • Enhance your team-working skills, ability to exercise original thought and good professional judgement

Our integrated engineering graduates hold key positions in leading firms such as Halcrow, Atkins, BP, BAE Systems, RWE npower, Mott McDonald, Network Rail, Rolls Royce, Ford, Tata Steel, Nokia, Bosch and beyond. Our graduates have also moved on to work within local government, UK and international utility companies and organisations such as Climate Energy and GlaxoSmithKline.

Being at the forefront of engineering research means Cardiff has excellent links with industry. These links have been developed with companies, both in the UK and overseas, through our Year in Industry schemes and through consultancy work by staff. This involves advising on matters such as energy policy, bridge design, magnetic materials and semiconductor devices.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2017/18)

Please see our fee amounts page for the latest information.

Students from outside the EU (2017/18)

Please see our fee amounts page for the latest information.

Will I need any specific equipment to study this course/programme?

No specific equipment is needed. The University and its partner institutions will provide resources such as computers and associated software, laboratory equipment (including any safety equipment) and a variety of other learning resources.



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