We aim to produce BEng graduates who are imaginative, innovative, versatile and competitive, who will be
able to progress rapidly to professional positions of responsibility with minimal additional training, and who
can provide technical, managerial and entrepreneurial leadership in specialist/interdisciplinary projects. This
aim is achieved by:
• Delivering a range of programmes of study with a substantial degree of commonality of core material, but with the flexibility to allow an element of specialisation;
• Providing a supportive, structured environment in which students are encouraged to develop independent learning skills;
• Developing subject knowledge and understanding, developing discipline skills and developing personal transferable skills, to enable graduates to pursue programmes of further study, or to move directly into responsible employment;
• Promoting educational opportunities for ethnic minority, mature and alternatively qualified students, as well as for school-leavers and traditionally qualified students.
Methods of Assessment
Teaching is delivered through a combination of techniques including lectures, small group and individual project work, labs, tutorials, computing skills, design assignments, presentations, a teambuilding course and business management tasks that are integrated throughout the degree programme. The assessment is assignments, lab works, examinations and projects.
To pass and proceed from each stage to the next, and also to be eligible for a BEng award, you must achieve at
least 40% in 100 credits and at least 35% in the other 20 credits.
The class and division of the Honours degree that you are awarded is based on the overall weighted marks that you receive for each stage; Stage 2 contributes 30% and Stage 3 70%.
The University of Bradford
The University of Bradford received its Royal Charter in 1966 but its origins date back to the 1860s. While it is a research-led university, its objective ‘Making Knowledge Work’ ensures that much of the research is relevant to the industry, commerce and the professions. The University of Bradford is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Annual statistics show that its graduate employment record is one of the
best in the UK.
The School of Engineering, Design and Technology has an annual turnover in excess of £12m. They have approximately 1,100 undergraduate students in total with typically 20-70 students on each year of each course. They invest regularly in new equipment, facilities and technology, and have over 220 high-specification computers available for student use with an extensive library of specialist industry-standard software, as well as a wide range of
modern equipment in support of all the individual disciplines in which the School is active.
The majority of the academic staff are active researchers, and this ensures the teaching is informed by the most up-to-date knowledge.
The School has substantial world-class research activity, including the Yorkshire Forward Centre of Industrial Collaboration (CIC) in Polymer Engineering, the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Polymer Science and Technology, a second prestigious Yorkshire Forward-funded CIC in Wireless Technologies, Hybrid Powertrain Engineering Research Centre (Hyper-C), and Research and Knowledge Transfer Centres in Micro and Nano-Technology, Sustainable Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Advanced Materials Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Engineering.
The School has been one of the Ford Motor Company’s Partner Institutions for MSc programmes since 1994, with the Ford Chair of Quality Engineering in post since 1995. Recently the University had an Academic Audit by Government Assessors, as a part of which the School’s teaching activities were subject to in-depth scrutiny. The result of this procedure was that the School was awarded the highest commendation for its teaching and support
Facts and figures
• Consistently ranked No. 1 for Graduate Employment in Yorkshire and joint 1st place in the North of England (Times Good University Guide 2008)
• The MEng/BEng are fully accredited by the relevant institutions as fully/partially meeting the educational
requirements leading to Chartered Engineer Status.
"Our MEng/BEng courses are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions and are informed by research activity and by industry. We regularly appear in the top 20 subjects. Engineering professional qualifications, like those of medicine, accountancy and law, are monitored by independent professional institutions. Our degree programmes at Bradford are accredited by these bodies, making it easier for our students to become Chartered after gaining suitable industrial training, experience and responsibility."
Professor Alastair Wood
Dean, School of Engineering, Design and Technology
University of Bradford