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Engineering

Your ideas can change the world. As we seek a more sustainable future, engineers will play a crucial role in transforming the way we live. Study civil, electronic, medical or mechanical engineering - and help build a better future. It all starts here, by studying an engineering degree at ARU.

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Civil Engineering

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
4 years part-time
Course features
  • Specialise in the production side of engineering
  • Gain experience in specialist labs and on construction sites
  • Work towards Incorporated Engineer status

Civil Engineering

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Get hands-on - analyse, design, select materials, and build structures from day one
  • Use your knowledge and skills to solve real-life problems independently and as part of a team
  • Boost your understanding and confidence with modern laboratories and professional computational simulations

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate - MEng (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
4 years full-time
Course features
  • Prepare for the workplace, designing and implementing industrial related projects from day one
  • Use the latest analysis and measuring equipment, analogue and digital components, simulation packages and experimental kits
  • Develop your technical and management skills by working individually and as part of a multidisciplinary group

Manufacturing Engineering

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
4 years part-time
Course features
  • Gain the knowledge to excel in manufacturing engineer environments
  • Develop advanced skills and manufacturing techniques
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees

Manufacturing Engineering

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
4 years part-time
Course features
  • Learn essential theory and practical skills
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Study around your existing commitments

Construction and Civil Engineering Management

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Distance learning
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
15 months full-time
,
28 months part-time
,
33 months part-time
,
2-3 years
Course features
  • Learn to lead and manage teams in the construction sector
  • Develop your own management style
  • Fit your studies around your work with part-time and distance learning options

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
With an ever-growing demand for skilled electronic engineers, our IET accredited course will equip you with the skills and expertise you’ll need to meet the challenges of a constantly changing industrial world.

Engineering Management

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our Masters in Engineering Management covers a range of topics from managing people to finances, operations, resources and beyond. It equips you with the tools and techniques you'll need to manage within today’s complex technical organisations.

Electronics

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Electronic “engineers create that which has never been'' (A. Einstein), making possible the future of technology to start now. Join our research group focused on collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, ready to guide you and enhancing your expertise in sensing, signal processing and smart control.

Engineering and the Built Environment

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our research cuts across the expertise of our School and Faculty, to identify and seek solutions to the wide range of complex sustainability-related problems associated with current and future cities, both in the UK and globally. We encourage PhD candidates to take an active role in our School's research community, in areas currently ranging from climate change and resilience to smart cities, integrated urban infrastructure, mechanical engineering and tribology, technology, health sciences and medical engineering, society and culture, planning and architecture.
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Here at the School of Engineering & the Built Environment, you'll find the largest choice of engineering courses in the East of England.

At ARU, we'll encourage you to gain the right work experience during your studies and support you with this, as well as offering the option of taking a sandwich year placement with an industry-relevant partner. Our team of academic, technical and support staff take pride in delivering an up-to-date and exciting curriculum, while offering a friendly atmosphere in which you can thrive.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies and all are developed in close collaboration with industry and with emerging technologies in mind. We offer exceptional facilities to support our students, researchers and the businesses we work with. From workshop space to dedicated medical engineering labs.

Find out more about Engineering at ARU on our Engineering change page.

Rosaliyo's story

Studying Mechanical Engineering

As a young girl growing up in India, Rosaliyo was never happier than when taking things apart to find out how they work. Her time at ARU has expanded her perception of what engineering can be.

Engineering facilities and support

Studying an Engineering course, you will have access to:

  • State-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics laboratories; including Xilinx ISE digital systems design software and National Instruments’ Multisim and Labview System Design Software and the latest all programmable Zynq SoC FPGA circuits and ARM microcontrollers.
  • the chance to gain experience and build your employability skills on an optional placement year
  • award-winning IT and library facilities.
A student using engineering equipment

Women in Engineering programme

All of our female Engineering students are invited to join our Women in Engineering programme and benefit from professional mentoring, networking opportunities and more.

Find out more about our Women in Engineering programme

Eduvie

There are opportunities across a number of fields. During your course you learn a bit of engineering across all the specifics.

Eduvie

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Eduvie's experience
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