MEng or BEng?

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An Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) is a four-year degree that extends your studies to Masters level. It’s the highest award for undergraduate studies in engineering in the UK.

Benefits of an Integrated Masters

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) status - the majority of our UK students undertake a MEng, BEng course as it’s the most direct way of meeting the educational requirements for subsequent registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Greater breadth and depth of study - you’ll have the opportunity to be involved on a wider range of project work, including exciting individual and team-based projects, typically with industrial involvement.
  • Enhanced employability - you’ll develop practical transferable skills such: as team-working; decision-making; delegating; identifying and solving problems; and communications skills.
  • Higher salaries - Integrated Masters graduates typically command higher salaries than those who leave with a BEng degree.
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Frequently asked questions

What happens if I decide during my studies that I no longer wish to undertake the fourth year of the BEng, MEng course?

If you decide during your degree that you no longer wish to undertake the fourth MEng year, that isn't a problem. You have until the middle of the third year to decide whether you wish to graduate after three years with a BEng honours degree. 

Is it possible to apply directly for a three-year BEng course?

If you’re sure from the start that you only want to study for three years, for example if you’re an international student, you can apply directly for a BEng degree course. The BEng degree course is identical to the first three years of the MEng, BEng course.

Does the BEng have lower entry requirements than the MEng?

No, the MEng, BEng and BEng courses have the same entry requirements.

Can I become a Chartered Engineer if I graduate with a BEng?

Engineers with a BEng degree can apply to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) once they’ve had appropriate training and experience in the workplace. BEng graduates who wish to achieve Chartered Engineer status will need to undertake further learning such as a Masters degree.