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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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Civil Engineering

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
4 years part-time
Accredited by:

JBM

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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 - 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
,
4 years with placement - January
Accredited by:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate - MEng (Hons)

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

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Engineering (Top-up)

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
1 year full-time
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2 years part-time
Course features
  • Develop knowledge and skills in manufacturing, robotics, and computer aided engineering
  • Work in a team on real world engineering challenges
  • Be involved in the design, analysis, optimisation and manufacture of state-of-the-art engineering systems and processes.

Automation and Robotics

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
16 months full-time
Course features
  • Provides the mathematical, scientific and technical foundation of Automation and Robotics Engineering for effective project management and team-working.
  • Develop the technical, communication and workplace skills required by an effective engineer in the 21st century.
  • Develop creativity, innovation and a sustainability culture as core values ready for a future of smart manufacturing.
Study in:
Chelmsford
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Distance learning
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
15 months full-time
,
28 months part-time
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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
Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
1 year - full-time
,
2 years with professional experience
Course features
  • Use the latest technology in industrial electronics and microelectronics
  • Prepare for Chartered Engineer status
  • Gain vital experience with specially-designed modules
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.
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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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