Bachelor of Engineering in UK

Bachelor of Engineering in UK

Bijay PoudelWed Nov 03 2021

Bachelor of Engineering in the UK is a 3-4 year technical undergraduate course that prepares for roles listed below depending upon the major or area of specialization. 

  • Electrical design engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • The renewable and alternative energy installation engineer
  • Security systems engineer
  • System analyst
  • Civil Engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Computer engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

This degree costs from GBP 12,000- 30,000 per year for international students. Some universities also offer 6 months to 1-year long industrial placement which will make finding jobs for international students in UK quite convenient. 

Why study Bachelor of Engineering in UK?

  • As per the Office of National Statistics for Engineering UK, there were over 600,000 registered companies in the fields of engineering. Imagine the job opportunities this created for engineers. 
  • The entry requirements for Bachelor of Engineering are not as demanding as of US and Canada.
  • The yearly salary of engineers in the UK ranges from GBP 40,000- 60,000 in UK. 
  • It is estimated that there will be over 1,000,000 graduate and technical engineering job openings by 2024.  
  • The UK Bachelor of Engineering degree is recognized globally thus you can work anywhere after undergrad in engineering from UK.  

Top Universities for engineering UK

According to US News and World report, the best global universities in UK for bachelor of engineering are: 

Ranking in UK

Global Ranking




Imperial College London



University of Cambridge



University of Oxford



University of Manchester



University of Nottingham



University College London



Brunel University



University of Southampton



University of Strathclyde



University of Sheffield

Bachelor of Engineering Course in UK

University of Birmingham

  • Civil Engineering BEng
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng

University of Cambridge

  • Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical and Information Sciences
  • Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Information and Computer Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Mechanical Engineering

University of Portsmouth

  • Civil Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship) BEng (Hons)
  • Construction HNC
  • Construction Engineering Management BEng (Hons)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC
  • Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng
  • Electronic Engineering (Top-Up) (Degree Apprenticeship) BEng (Hons)
  • Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng
  • Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (2 or 3 Year) BEng (Hons)
  • Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Top Up Degree Apprenticeship BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering HNC
  • Product Design and Innovation BSc (Hons)

University of Exeter

  • Engineering BEng
  • Engineering with Foundation Year BEng
  • Civil Engineering BEng
  • Civil Engineering with Foundation Year BEng
  • Civil Engineering BEng (Degree Apprenticeship)
  • Electronic Engineering BEng
  • Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year BEng
  • Engineering and Entrepreneurship BEng
  • Engineering and Management BEng
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng
  • Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year BEng
  • Renewable Energy Engineering BEng

Bachelor of Engineering fees for international students in UK

The tuition fees for Bachelor of Engineering in UK for international students ranges from GBP 12,000 to GBP 30,000 per year. 


Tuition fees for domestic students

Range of Fees for international students

University of Birmingham



University of Cambridge


20,000- 30,000

University of Portsmouth



Kingston University London


15,000- 18,000

University of Northampton



University of Exeter



University of East London



University of Manchester



Bachelor of Engineering degree entry Requirements in UK

University of Birmingham

  • Applicants need to pass the intermediate level with a minimum of A grade in mathematics or hold a relevant BTEC Diploma or Btec extended diploma 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL: Overall 80 with at least 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
    • PTE: A minimum of 64 with no less than 59 in any skills.  

University of Portsmouth

  • Intermediate level with maths and one another relevant subjects. Applicants must bring mining of A in 2 courses. 
  • English Test scores: 
    • IELTS: A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5

Kingston University London

  • Applicants need to pass an intermediate level or A-level with mathematics or a science subject. 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • Academic IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5

University of Northampton

  • Applicants need to pass an intermediate level or A-level with mathematics and physics. 
  • English Test score: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0
    • TOEFL: 70 overall (minimum score: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Writing – 17, Speaking- 20)
    • PTE: an average of 65 with no score lower than 59 in all skills.

University of Exeter

  • Applicants need to pass the intermediate level with grade B on maths and other science subjects (Biology/Human Biology**; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics).
  • English Test Scores: 
    • Academic IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5

University of East London

  • Applicants must pass the intermediate level with a curriculum that mandatorily includes maths and physics. An extended Diploma or international baccalaureate in maths or physics also counts. 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • Academic IELTS of 6.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking and 5.5 in reading and listening.

University of Manchester

  • Applicants need to hold an intermediate degree in mathematics, and physics. 
  •  English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no field less than 6. 

University of Greenwich

  • Applicants need to pass an intermediate level or A level or BTech national in mathematics, physical science, applied science etc. 
  • English Test Score: 
    • A minimum of 6.0 with no field less than 6.0. 





University of Birmingham

Achievement Scholarship


Excellence Scholarship


Industrial Sponsorship Programme “RESPECT”

The bursary is up to the company but if it is offered, it is usually in the region of £1,000-£1,500 pa

Institution of Engineering Technology Diamond Scholarship


University of Exeter

Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships

starting from £5,000, payable as a reduction of the international tuition fee for the first year of study.

Imperial College London

President’s Undergraduate Scholarship

£1,000 for each undergraduate year of study (for a maximum of four years).

Imperial Bursary

Up to £5,000/year,

Scope of Engineering in UK

Engineering has dramatic demand all over the world and the UK is no exception. 

As a student of undergraduate engineering in UK, you could get an optional placement year at companies such as Airbus Defence and Space, Network Rail, Highways England, London Underground, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and GE Aviation.

In UK, You can find career opportunities in the following as an Engineer:

  • Solar energy project development
  • Fuel cell and battery manufacturing
  • Environment conservation
  • Smart grid service providing
  • Energy storage and energy management businesses
  • Local councils
  • IT and software companies
  • Sustainable transportation businesses
  • Energy Research and development companies

Job Profiles

Annual Salary (in GBP)


47,600 - 165,000

Electrical Engineer

61,000 - 179,000

Civil Engineer

57,200 - 168,000

Geotechnical Engineer

58,000 - 201,000

Industrial Engineer

48,800 - 169,000

Marine Engineer

53,400 - 157,000

Materials Engineer

48,900 - 156,000

Mechanical Engineer

52,600 - 182,000

Product Development Engineer

58,400 - 186,000


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