School of Engineering
Decide to study engineering and you are choosing a path that will allow you to make a real and lasting impact on the world we live in. At the University of Liverpool’s School of Engineering, our practical, industry-led degrees are creating the engineers of the future.
Aerospace Engineering: Aerospace Engineering excites the imagination – who can fail to be impressed by the sight of a modern airliner taking off, a state-of-the-art fighter showing off its manoeuvre capability, a helicopter rescuing people in danger or the International Space Station in orbit? Aerospace engineering programmes are interdisciplinary, incorporating all of these facets of engineering. They are intended to provide a firm educational background and engineering training for entry into the design, development, manufacturing and operational sectors of the aerospace industry but are also well suited to many other industries. The programmes are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Students who wish to qualify for either a PPL or ATPL must complete the stipulated in-flight training outside of the degree programme. The cost of this flying must be met by the candidate together with the associated ground school examination and appropriate air medical certificate fees. The pilot studies modules have been designed to help with preparations for the ground school examinations, which again must be taken by the student outside of the degree. All students must complete a programme of 20 hours flight training in the first year which currently costs approximately £3,400. This is in addition to the normal University fees.
Civil Engineering: Whether you are interested in designing roads, airports, bridges, stadia, hospitals, power stations, harbours or water supply systems, a degree in Civil Engineering will acquaint you with the latest construction technologies and design methods. There has never been a greater need for well qualified Civil Engineers: towns and coasts in need of flood defences; people and freight in need of safe and efficient transport systems; ever more urgent challenges in environmental conservation, sustainable design and infrastructure maintenance.
Engineering: Are you unsure which engineering discipline or degree to choose? If your answer is yes, then one of our general engineering programmes is for you. They are
a ‘deferred choice’ programme which means students study across the main engineering disciplines of Aerospace, Civil, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering in their first year before deciding which discipline to specialise in. Please note that the Engineering BEng and MEng are entry routes for deferred choice and therefore you will graduate with a degree in whichever engineering discipline you choose at the end of Year One.
Industrial Design: These programmes have been specifically designed to respond to the increasingly multi-disciplinary nature of new product development and the demand for articulate, high-calibre engineering graduates that are capable of operating professionally in both a creative and a technical capacity.You will study in depth the latest industrial and product design engineering techniques, materials and manufacturing processes, modern information technology, management, business and entrepreneurial practices. Through this you will develop skills, ability and knowledge processes in three dimensional designing, prototyping and production techniques for a successful career in and around the exciting discipline of designing and developing new products. This programme brings together the traditional discipline of engineering and the very latest in new product techniques.
Mechanical Engineering: The Mechanical Engineering BEng and MEng programmes have recently been enhanced in line with the School curriculum developments for the ‘Liverpool Engineer’. These include active learning experiences, such as one week creations and an immersive Pro ENGINEER course in Year One, enhanced laboratory work in Years One and Two, and capstone projects in Years Three and Four. The ‘Liverpool Engineer’ has deep technical knowledge and skills, an awareness of Total Design, approaches his/her studies professionally and is committed to lifelong learning. The programmes are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Architectural Engineering: The Architectural Engineering BEng and MEng degree is a multidisciplinary degree, encompassing Civil Engineering and Architecture. The degree programme will provide you with a multidisciplinary skill set to design building structures, bridges and critical infrastructure utilising not only the solid technical grounding that a typical civil/structural engineering degree provides but also a robust and wider appreciation of the architectural, societal, economic and environmental aspects associated to a particular design solution.
BEng or MEng (Hons): Students can opt to take a three year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree (BEng) or a four year Masters of Engineering (Hons) degree (MEng). The BEng and MEng courses are the same for the first two years of study. Students studying for a MEng (Hons) degree benefit from: MEng is a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer. Full participation in capstone projects (incorporates several national and international competitions including Formula Student and Aerospace Electrical and Heavy lift) Financial benefits as the extended tuition fee loan incorporates all four years for a MEng. Increased employment opportunities as a MEng degree is both highly recognised and desirable within the Engineering industry.
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Probably my favourite thing about studying here is the flight simulation laboratory - it really is a world class facility. I've spent a small amount of time in industry down at airbus and even the facilities they have there are nothing compared to this. It really is the best in all the UK universities and it brings the learning to life. You're not just watching a video of a pilot flying a plane, he's in the room with you in the flight simulator. Then after the flight you have a proper debrief with a professional pilot, much as you would in industry.
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