Integrated Engineering (Top-Up) BEng (Hons)

Part-time undergraduate (2 years)

University Centre Peterborough



Top up your HND or foundation degree to a full BEng (Hons) on our Institute of Engineering and Technology-accredited course.

Full description


Our graduates typically go on to successful careers as technicians, design engineers, quality control engineer and test engineers. The course is also great preparation for Masters-level studies or doctoral research.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has accredited this course and you’ll be eligible for professional registration when you graduate.

Modules & assessment

Level 4 modules

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
    Applying and building upon the mathematical techniques learnt in ‘Mathematics for Technology 2’, this module will enable you to use mathematical modeling techniques to analyse and improve engineering systems. We’ll introduce vector analysis, and use Laplace transforms to solve first and second order differential equations. You’ll also learn the Fourier series; the mathematical basis for analysing periodical functions as encountered in any area of physics where wave theory is important. Your learning will be assessed using a one-hour in-class test, two-hour examination and a coursework assignment.
  • Control Systems
    Feedback and control systems are at the heart of modern industry, whether in the control of robots assembling your new car or in the process control systems supervising the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. This module introduces the principles and practice of modern control systems. Although a basic grounding in maths is required, the approach of the course will be that certain mathematical skills are essential tools for the analysis and design of control systems, so the module will emphasise the ability to use the tools effectively rather than treat them with mathematical rigour. The associated problems of instability are evaluated with a mixture of case studies and methods for determining the absolute and relative limits of stability in practical systems. The module reflects the modern use of electronics in controller design and the essentially analogue nature of the systems under control. The module will cover the specification of the complete system in terms of performance criteria. It’ll then consider a variety of design approaches both analytical and heuristic. You’ll be assessed through coursework which consists of a phased research and design exercise in which you’re able to apply the taught material and concurrently develop skills in control system design and the use of computer-based design tools.
  • Project Management for Technologists
    Immerse yourself in the planning, operations research techniques, scheduling, quality, people and management skills involved in projects. You will think about the variety of techniques available that could be used for the control of projects and gain insight to the theoretical underpinning concepts of these techniques. You will reflect on just what these issues are and what future developments might be envisaged, both in specific work place context and in a general professional development context.
  • Signals and Systems
    Did you know that the equations describing the suspension system on a car are essentially the same as those describing the oscillations of a quartz crystal clocking a computer? Here, you’ll develop the concept of the system model and analogy method to emphasise the underlying unity of apparently different physical systems such as electrical, thermal, mechanical, fluid, chemical and biological. You’ll focus on simple lumped parameter models and instrumentation and control systems as well as contrasting signal types and discussing methods of characterisation. you’ll concentrate on linear systems, developing the use of the laplace transform, system block diagrams and the system transfer function as key tools. Computer tools and packages will play a major part in your work and you’ll carry out practical studies involving the analysis, test and design of systems, sensors and associated conditioning circuits.
  • Stress and Dynamics
    Understand the theory and applications of engineering mechanics and build on the knowledge you gained in the Applied Mechanics module. Firstly, you’ll cover statics and apply principles to more complicated situations. You could analyse forces acting on particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium, equivalent systems of forces or centroids and moments of inertia. Next, you’ll focus on kinematics of particles, followed by the discussion of particle kinetics and equation of motion. You’ll then cover the concept of particle dynamics and you’ll solve a real-life problem examples. Finally, you’ll analyse particle and rigid body dynamics in two dimension, dynamic equilibrium concepts and techniques of solution, including energy methods and vibrations.


We’ll assess your progress via written and spoken exams, assignments and your performance in presentations.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

University Centre Peterborough
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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)


Important fee notes

The course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your fees in the following ways.

Tuition fee loan

You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.

Loans and fee payments


We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.

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Funding for UK & EU students

Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.

We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Entry requirements

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Minimum entry requirement is an advanced level qualification in a related subject such as National Certificate/Diploma. Grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics and Physics. Alternatively, if you have substantial industrial experience, you may be able to complete a one-year Bridge to HE course (with distinction) at Peterborough Regional College before joining the BEng course. If you don't qualify by any of these routes, please contact us to discuss your previous qualifications and experience.

Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.

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