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Combined Engineering BSc (Hons) Degree


As a professional engineer, you will need knowledge of engineering management. You will get the opportunity to study the field of mechatronics with specialist investigation into robotics. A final year project will enable you to select and develop an engineering topic of interest.


The Combined Engineering BSc (Hons) Degree has been designed to provide you with the skills you will need to excel in a modern Engineering environment and the capacity to engage effectively in the application of modern technologies to solve today’s and tomorrow’s problems.


  • Mathematical Principles for Engineers
  • Design and Engineering Graphics
  • Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science
  • Microcontroller Applications
  • Electric Motors and Control Systems
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Project
  • Engineering Management

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Mathematical Principles for Engineers – the aim of this module is to provide the essential mathematical skills which underpin the successful study of all engineering disciplines. This module will equip you with the analytical skills appropriate for an engineer. The analysis of engineering problems will be undertaken to illustrate and apply the analytical skills required;
  • Design and Engineering Graphics – this module is aimed at providing the ideal grounding for you to develop and appreciate how real products are planned, analysed and designed for manufacture.  The module will provide an introduction to design, innovation, basic engineering drawing practice, engineering standards, engineering drafting and computer aided design;
  • Mechanical Engineering Science – the aim of this module is to provide the essential and fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering science needed by all engineering students, whilst giving the necessary foundation for more advanced mechanical engineering studies;
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science – the aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of electrical and electronic circuit analysis, digital electronics, analogue electronics and semiconductor device technology and the ability to apply this understanding to the analysis and design of electronic circuits. 
  • Microcontroller Applications – the aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the principles and applications of microcontroller based systems and the skills required to develop, program, test and interface electrical and electromechanical systems; 
  • Electrical Motors and Control Systems – the aim of this module is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of electrical motors including the principles of their control and industrial applications of programmable logic controllers; 
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering – the aim of this module is to further develop the essential and fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering science needed by all engineering students, whilst providing the necessary foundation for more advanced mechanical engineering studies;
  • Renewable Energy Engineering – this module aims to give an overview into the range of renewable energy resources which are either available already or are being developed. It will present the discussion of the resources in the context of current practice and economic parameters as well as in a longer term where technological, economic, and political constraints are less certain. 
  • Robotics – the aim of this module is to enable you to apply previous knowledge of kinetics and dynamics to Robot Kinematics and to provide essential training on Robotic Mechanical system design with focus on kinematic modelling and simulation of mechanism; 
  • Engineering Management – the aim of this module is to provide you with an appropriate knowledge and understanding of a range of current and developing engineering management issues, along with an understanding of management principles and practices; 
  • Project – the aim of this module is to enable you to undertake sustained independent study and demonstrate expertise in a specialised field of study; 
  • Mechatronics – the aim of this module is to provide you with knowledge and a critical understanding of mechatronics to equip you with the skills to design and produce high performing industrial products.


This course will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, textbooks, module webs, scenario-based learning sets, professional libraries and resources, journals and case studies, seminars, discussion forums and peer-to-peer learning.


At Coventry University College there are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we’ll assess your learning through course work and phase tests which is vocationally relevant. Assessments take place at the end of each six-week block. Tutors can provide support through regular updates and tutorials, either online or face to face.

The wide range of assessment techniques will ensure that students are given every opportunity to demonstrate their skills in these areas.



Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00 or 14.00-18.00


This course runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 18.00 - 22.00.

Entry Requirements


260 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSE’s at A-C including Maths and English and an A level in Maths/Physics. If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

For details regarding equivalent qualifications, please click here.

Access to HE Diploma

A pass in the Access Diploma, plus, GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents. In addition, the need to pass our own internal maths/english test and interview.

International Students

  • English language proficiency level to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • 5 GCSE passes (grades A-C) including English and Mathematics
  • 260 UCAS Tariff points or equivalent to two UK A-Levels

Foundation course

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the Foundation level. Successful completion of the following will guarantee you access onto this degree programme: 


Full-time course is £6,695 per year

For the academic year 2015/16, each six-week block will cost £1,673.75*. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,695*. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the Coventry University College Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials.* 


The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2015/16 each block for part-time students will cost £1,673.75. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2015/16 is £6,695.00 (£1,673.75 x four modules).

For international students the fees are £9,785



As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at Coventry University College from Student Finance England.


You can make your application in two ways:

• If you’re interested in a full-time course your application must be submitted via UCAS. Once you’ve registered you can start the application process; you’ll need our unique institution code C85, the code for your preferred course and the campus code 5.

• If you want to apply for our part-time course you can complete an online application form.


International Students

International Students need to apply directly via to Coventry University College.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successfully completing the BSc means your chances of employment are improved, and the level at which you enter the jobs market could mean a higher salary. The skills and knowledge you acquire during your studies may increase the options available to you, both within and outside the engineering industry.

On graduation you should be knowledgeable across a range of engineering disciplines which may give you an advantage over candidates that have gone through the traditional route of an independent and narrowly focused course. The BSc could also lead towards professional membership of IET or IMECHE and/or a platform for specialist MSc/MEng study. Typical jobs at this level may include: mechanical engineer, design engineer, electrical engineer as well as other project management roles.

Coventry University College (CUC) is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. CUC provides a range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Programme Specification

For more information please view our Combined Engineering BSc (Hons) Programme Specification.

Course code:
  • Degree: 3 years full time; 48 months part time (UK/EU only)

  • Undergraduate Degree

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time (UK/EU only)


Contact Details:

Coventry University College

+44 (0) 24 7765 8787

Coventry University is ranked Number 19 for the subject area of Engineering: Mechanical

19th UK University for Engineering: Mechanical