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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 or mechanical engineering - and help build a better future. It all starts here, by studying an engineering degree at ARU.

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Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years full-time
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4-years-with-placement
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4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Study on a multidisciplinary programme covering engineering, biology and medicine
  • Get hands-on laboratory experience incorporating cutting-edge technologies and medical devices
  • Gain real-world problem-solving experience on campus and out on placement

Civil Engineering

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years full-time
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4 years with placement
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4 years with foundation
Accredited by:

JBM

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Electro-mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
4 years
Course features
  • Gain the knowledge and behaviours to excel within complex engineering environments
  • Develop the advanced skills and techniques to meet the evolving demands of the industry and future proof your career
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate - MEng (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
4 years full-time - September start
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4 years full-time - January start
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

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years - September start
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3 years - January start
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4 years with foundation - September
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4 years with foundation - January
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4 years with placement - September
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4 years with placement - January
Course features
  • Project-based curriculum will allow you to design and implement industrial related projects from first year
  • Use latest equipment to analyse and measure electronics: logic analysers, spectrum analysers and more
  • Use simulation packages (Multisim and Matlab) and experimental kits (ARM based microcontroller) to be familiar with industry standards

Automation and Robotics

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
12 months full-time
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16 months full-time
Accredited by:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Study in:
Chelmsford
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Distance learning
Available as:
12 months full-time
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15 months full-time
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28 months part-time
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33 months part-time
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2-3 years
Accredited by:

CIOB

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Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
1 year - full-time
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2 years with professional experience
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28 months part-time
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32 months part-time
Accredited by:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Engineering Management

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
12 months full-time
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16 months full-time
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28 months part-time
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33 months part-time
Course features
  • Take your engineering career to the next level
  • Learn how to manage people, finances, operations, resources, and more
  • Study full-time or part-time in Chelmsford
Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Full-time
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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.

Engineering student Rosaliyo 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.

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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.
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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
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