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Integrated Engineering (MEng)

  • H113

4 years (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

The complexity and sophistication of modern engineering requires an increasing level of interaction between engineering disciplines which have traditionally been considered to be largely independent. Industry is therefore seeking engineers with a wide knowledge of fundamentals and applications in many fields rather than a specialised knowledge in one particular area.

The Integrated degree programme provides you with a broad engineering education which covers a wide range of engineering principles embracing mechanical, manufacturing, electrical and electronic engineering, information technology and computer-aided design. You will also become familiar with the role of engineering within the business environment, as particular attention is paid to economics, management and law. By choosing the MEng you will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques required to manage and organise a multi-disciplinary engineering design project.

Integrated Engineering

The Cardiff School of Engineering is one of a few to offer both sandwich and full time MEng and BEng degree schemes in Integrated Engineering.

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Key Facts

UCAS Code H113
Duration 4 years
How to apply

 This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Energy Institute (EI).

The MEng degree fully satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer.

Typical places available The School admits c350 students each year to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Typical applications received c1,900
Scholarships & Bursaries
Typical A-level offer AAB
Admissions Tutors Dr Richard Perks
Tel Number 029 2087 4656
Email address
School website

The Integrated Engineering degree is a broad-based engineering degree that embraces many aspects of electrical, electronic, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Therefore, by choosing to study Integrated Engineering you will qualify as an engineer of the highest quality: your broad knowledge of various aspects of engineering will ensure that you can interact with engineers from all the traditional engineering disciplines in any multidisciplinary environment.

Integrated Engineering at Cardiff

Both MEng and BEng programmes are offered: both provide the engineering institutions’ necessary academic standard to satisfy educational requirements for a Chartered Engineer, with the MEng offering the fast-track route to chartered status. The degree programmes are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Energy Institute. These interdisciplinary programmes, which draw on modules taught across the School, benefit from the ‘Excellent’ teaching rating achieved by the School in most of its discipline areas.

Programme Structure

We offer both BEng (3 year) and MEng (4 year) degrees in Integrated Engineering, both with the option of an industrial placement year (Sandwich option).

Level One

The programmes are designed to ensure the continuity and development of material through all the years of study. In addition, the strong collaborative links we have with industry means that you will benefit from relating your academic studies to the reality of industry.

The degree programmes are built around six primary themes that run through each year; the foundations are laid in the first year, strengthened in the second and supplemented by a number of specialised mechatronic modules at the end of Year Two.

The six themes are:

  • Information Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Professional Engineering Studies
  • Integrating Studies

In Information Engineering you will study topics such as mathematics, computing and data analysis, as well as the latest developments in this area, plus knowledge-based systems, which incorporate aspects of artificial intelligence and expert systems.

Professional Studies covers a range of topics, from real case studies with participating industrial partners through to law, accountancy and financial control in the final year. Since the objective of engineering is the development of an idea into a marketable product, you will learn the vital aspects of manufacturing systems technology and manufacturing management throughout your three or four years of study.

The MEng Programme

The MEng programme is an Integrated Engineering degree which leads to a higher qualification than the traditional BEng programme, and requires an additional year of study. The programme shares the first two years with the BEng programme, while you can use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in Integrated Engineering. This offers you a quicker, more direct route to chartered engineer status than the BEng programme and has therefore become the preferred route to becoming a chartered engineer. By choosing the MEng you will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques required to manage and organise a multi-disciplinary engineering design project.

At Cardiff, we place a great emphasis on flexibility, and appreciate that you may be unsure of your future and which path to choose. If you are unable to decide which degree programme is the right one for you, you can change your course at a later date.

Course Structure

Teaching is organised into modules and you will take twelve modules per year, normally six in each of the two semesters. Please click here for further details of module or course structure.

The Cardiff School of Engineering is an integrated School with a reputation for providing education of the highest quality. The School is renowned for its up-to-date teaching and research facilities and its strong links with industry. The School’s graduate students are in great demand from industry and the public sector across the UK, and internationally.

No matter which degree programme you choose, you will be taught the fundamental aspects of engineering through a combination of lectures and tutorials, supplemented by the practical aspects of engineering which are taught through laboratory and project-based work. On average, you will have 20 hours of timetabled lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials each week and will be expected to supplement this with your own private study. Our teaching is organised into modules and you will take twelve modules per year, normally six in each of the two semesters. Each semester consists of eleven teaching weeks, one revision week and an examination period. Staff are always happy to clarify any material or answer any of your questions and help with specific aspects of a module can be directly obtained from your lecturers.

Your progress in each module is usually assessed mid-way through each semester (through a one hour test) to give you feedback on your progress, then finally at the end of the appropriate semester. Assessment is undertaken using a variety of different methods including formal written examinations, case studies, assignments and project work.

Your first year of academic life will expose you to a broad range of new and exciting experiences. To help you through this transitional period in your life, upon starting your studies at Cardiff, you will be assigned a personal tutor who is a member of the academic staff associated with your degree programme. Your tutor will be there to advise you on academic, non-academic and personal matters in a confidential and informal manner as and when you need some guidance. We aim to help you overcome any problem, however big or small, as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Typical A-level Offer


A-level Mathematics is required (or equivalent)

Typical WBQ Offer Grade A in the Core plus grades AA at A-level including Mathematics
Typical Int Bacc Offer 32 - 36 points, including 5 in higher level Mathematics and a Science
Other Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please see detailed information about alternative entry requirements here

Please find here further information about admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme.

In 2010, 89% of the School’s graduates were in employment or further studies within six months of graduation. Our graduates occupy key positions in leading firms where engineering skills are required, such as Halcrow, Atkins, BP, BAe Sytems, RWE npower, Mott McDonald, Network Rail, Rolls Royce, Ford, Tata Steel, Nokia, Bosch, and beyond. Our graduates have also moved on to work within local governments, UK and international utility companies and organisations such as Climate Energy and GlaxoSmithKline.

If you are seeking to formally enhance your degree, choosing the Year in Industry programme at Cardiff is a good option as we have an official partnership with the City and Guilds of London Institute which will enable you to achieve the Senior Award of Licentiateship after successfully completing your placement. This is a professional qualification which rewards work related competence and expertise and is widely recognised by employers. If you hold the award you are entitled to use the letters LCGI after your name.

Being at the forefront of engineering research means that Cardiff has excellent links with industry and the policy of the school is scrutinised by a panel of top industrialists on a regular basis. In addition, numerous links have been developed with companies, both in the UK and overseas, through our Year in Industry programmes and through consultancy work by staff. This involves advising on matters such as energy policy, bridge design, magnetic materials and semiconductor devices. You can be confident therefore that Cardiff’s School of Engineering has an ethos which is entirely focused on providing you with the knowledge, experience and connections to succeed in your chosen career.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dr Richard Perks  

Telephone: 029 2087 4656 

Fax: 029 2087 5902 


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