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Engineering change

You can help to build a better future. As we seek a more sustainable future for our communities and our planet, engineers will play a crucial role in transforming the way we live. Tackling the environment and climate emergency means making big changes. It’s a challenge, but we want to help meet it.

Browse engineering degrees at ARU

What makes our engineering courses different?

Our undergraduate engineering degrees have been designed to train the engineers of the future. Whether you study civil, mechanical, mechatronic or manufacturing engineering, we focus on project-based learning so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills that employers need.

Real-life experience

Engineers work on projects: some might involve a morning’s work, while others can last for ten years. But the principle is the same.

We think you’ll experience more – and learn best – if you’re working on engineering projects from your first day at university.

Through this, you will gain a strong technical foundation and a profound awareness of the influence that engineering has on all aspects of life. You’ll also develop the professional skills that are a must-have for successful engineers.

Sustainable thinking

Engineering is about much more than the technical aspects of a project. Everything you do as an engineer has an impact on the environment and society. There’ll be legal requirements, and financial and commercial consequences. You’ll learn to consider all these implications, and produce sustainable solutions for the 21st century.

Professional skills

Two of the most important skills that engineers can possess are communication and team-working. It’s what employers look for in graduates. In your professional life, you’ll constantly be working as part of a team, communicating with fellow engineers, service users and clients.

With our project-based learning approach, you’ll be a step ahead. You’ll graduate with demonstrable experience of working in a team on real-life engineering projects, and you will be able to confidently present, explain and defend your ideas.

Dr Esther Norton

The unexpected engineer

Dr Esther Norton on discovering civil engineering, the joys of problem solving, and helping students to flourish.

Read Esther's blog
Mechanical engineering graduate Rosaliyo Samuel

Breaking down barriers

Rosaliyo Samuel always knew her future would involve ‘understanding how things work’. Intensely curious and with a passion for engineering, she travelled thousands of miles from home to study at ARU. Five years on, she’s an associate university lecturer, inspiring other students about the subject she loves.


Is engineering right for me?

Above all, we’re looking for creative thinkers who can make the leap, design solutions and work with others to realise them.

Do I need A-level maths?

Maths is one of the languages of engineering, but nowadays computers help us tackle some of the more complex bits. Engineers still need to understand how mathematics models physical phenomena though, and how to use maths to solve engineering problems.

Our courses are designed to develop the maths skills you need to be an engineer, but A-level Maths isn’t a requirement. You can succeed with a good pass at GCSE.

So, if you want to make an impact as an engineer, browse our engineering courses and apply today.

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