Engineering

Learn the skills needed to thrive in a rapidly changing sector from academics with real-world experience. Graduate and follow in the footsteps of recent graduates at some of the most prestigious companies in the country.

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Courses we offer

Engineers are revolutionising the way we live. From leading the war against pollution and making cleaner, faster cars, to saving lives by developing the latest medical equipment, and bringing the latest ships and aircraft to life. Take a look below to find the right course for you. 

Undergraduate courses

Mechanical Engineering Course
Full-time

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Take advantage of top-class teaching and state-of-the-art facilities. Learn about the fundamentals of engineering and cover a diverse range of disciplines. Network with some of the country’s leading professionals, enhance your problem solving skills and even build your own racing car.

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BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering
Full-time

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

Are you fascinated by the mechanical workings of a vehicle? Do you look past the aesthetics and aim to dive deeper into the configurations and systems that lie underneath? If so, then this course is perfect for you.

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Full-time

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Widen your understanding of how electronics work, and grow your knowledge of electronic principles. Broaden your experiences by learning about other engineering disciplines, and put your skills to the test by managing and performing a project in your final year.

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BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering
Full-time

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

Immerse yourself in this competitive sector that affects the lives of millions. Focus on all aspects of manufacturing including the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, chemical and food sectors. Boost your employability as you discover how to increase productivity and reliability of manufacturing plants. With a strong emphasis on management techniques, you could become a real industry leader in the future.

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Full-time

MEng Mechanical Engineering

An integrated Masters is a four-year course that allows you to reach the educational level required to gain Chartered Engineer status as part of a single programme. Learn the fundamentals of engineering and cover a diverse range of disciplines.Benefit from industrial links with the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP). Network with some of the country’s leading professionals. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Undertake an invaluable year-long placement in industry.

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MEng Manufacturing Engineering
Full-time

MEng Manufacturing Engineering

An integrated Masters is a four-year course that allows you to reach the educational level required to gain Chartered Engineer status as part of a single programme. Focus on all aspects of manufacturing including the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, chemical and food sectors. Boost your employability as you discover how to increase productivity and reliability of manufacturing plants and undertake an invaluable year-long placement in industry. With a strong emphasis on management techniques, you could become a real industry leader in the future.

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Full-time

MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

This is a four year integrated masters course; you will graduate as a Master of Engineering and reach the educational level required to gain Chartered Engineer status as part of a single course. Widen your understanding of how electronics work, and grow your knowledge of electronic principles. Broaden your experiences by learning about other engineering disciplines, and put your skills to the test by managing and performing a project in your final year.

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Full-time

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course, with an integrated foundation year. Take advantage of top-class teaching, world-leading research and state-of-the-art facilities from a course that’s been ranked in the top five in the UK. Network with some of the country’s leading professionals, enhance your problem solving skills and even build your own racing car.

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Full-time

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering course, with an integrated foundation year. Are you fascinated by the mechanical workings of a vehicle? Do you look past the aesthetics and aim to dive deeper into the configurations and systems that lie underneath? If so, then this course is perfect for you.

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engineering
Full-time

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering course, with an integrated foundation year. Immerse yourself in this competitive sector that affects the lives of millions. Focus on all aspects of manufacturing including the automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, chemical and food sectors. Boost your employability as you discover how to increase productivity and reliability of manufacturing plants. With a strong emphasis on management techniques, you could become a real industry leader in the future.

Find out more about BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year
engineering
Full-time

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering course, with an integrated foundation year. Widen your understanding of how electronics work, and grow your knowledge of electronic principles. Broaden your experiences by learning about other engineering disciplines, and put your skills to the test by managing and performing a project in your final year.

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Full-time/Part-time

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)

Benefit from Sunderland’s teaching of Engineering from your home country. Like all courses taught at the University of Sunderland, this one-year course develops a blend of theory and practice, allowing you to boost your career by ‘topping-up’ your existing knowledge and skills while earning a BEng Honours degree.

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BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Top-up
Full-time

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Top-Up)

Widen your understanding of how electronics work, and grow your knowledge of electronic principles. Broaden your experiences by learning about other engineering disciplines, and put your skills to the test by managing and performing a project in your final year.

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Fd Power Engineering - PT
Part-time

FdSc Power Engineering

Develop your employability skills with a deep insight into an industry that is being transformed by renewable technologies. Based at Tyne Metropolitan College, you will combine specialist modules with broad engineering principles to ensure you are equipped with the skills needed by companies such as Siemens and Northern Powergrid.

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Full-time/Part-time

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering via Study Centres

Do you have a technical mind and want to study Engineering delivered by a respected UK university? Benefit from Sunderland’s expertise without leaving your home country. Enhance your skills, look beyond aesthetics and delve deeper into the configurations and inner workings of vehicles to become a successful Automotive Engineer.

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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering via Study Centres
Full-time/Part-time

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering via Study Centres

Do you dream of working as a Mechanical Engineer? Take advantage of Sunderland’s engineering expertise and study a course from your own country that focuses on the real-world needs of employers. Learn about the fundamentals of engineering and cover a broad range of topics such as applied mechanics, engineering mathematics, manufacturing processes and project management.

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Full-time/Part-time

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering via Study Centres

Do you want to work with high-level technology in a range of sectors? This course will widen your understanding of how electronics work and grow your knowledge of electronic principles. Study topics such as electrical principles, manufacturing materials and electrical power. Put your skills to the test by managing and performing a project in your final year.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Postgraduate courses

Engineering student using equipment
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Advanced Maintenance Engineering

Develop your understanding of the critical role maintenance plays in a modern manufacturing operation. This programme will blend technical and management skills knowledge that you can use in practice.

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Engineering students using equipment
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Electronic Engineering

Engineers are revolutionising the way we live. From leading the war against pollution and making cleaner, faster cars, to saving lives by developing the latest medical equipment, and bringing the latest ships and aircraft to life. An MSc in Electronic Engineering will help you to develop into a critical, questioning problem solver who can identify problems and apply technology to improve and optimise industrial processes – skills industry needs.

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engineering student working on CAD
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Mechanical Engineering

This course covers a range of topics at the cutting edge of mechanical engineering using the latest digital tools. Topics include core aspects of mechanical engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing.

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MSc Engineering Management
Full-time

MSc Engineering Management

Be the type of person who can lead a technical team to deliver on time and on budget. Build on your technical background while adding business and management skills, including project control, supply chain management, risk management and quality optimization.

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MSc Manufacturing Engineering
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Manufacturing Engineering

Want a rewarding and well-paid career as an Engineer but don’t have a first degree in engineering? Develop strong managerial, operational and leaderships skills, necessary to become an expert in areas such as advanced maintenance, operations management and quality management.

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MSc Project Management
Full-time

MSc Project Management

Study for a career in a rapidly expanding sector. Develop your project management skills in your specific discipline.  Gain insight with practical and theoretical work. Graduate with experience and knowledge suited for a range of environments.

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Full-time/Part-time

MSc Engineering Management via Study Centres

Study MSc Engineering Management from your home country. Broaden your knowledge and experience in engineering, technology and management. You will study topics such as project management and control, engineering operations management and advanced maintenance practice which will allow you to operate effectively in a wide range of engineering management roles.

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project
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Project Management via Study Centres

Do you want to become a project management professional in one of the fastest growing professions in the world? Study Sunderland’s reputable course without leaving your home region. This MSc will equip you with both intellectual and practical skills to ensure you develop a well-rounded set of project and general management skills. Modules you will study include: International Project Management, Managing People and Project Leadership and Project Risk and Quality Management.

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Full-time/Part-time

MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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Medicine
Full-time/Part-time

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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A book
Part-time

DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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A book
Part-time

PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work

Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.

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A stack of books
Part-time

Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Study a degree that's well respected by industry leaders

This is a demanding, competitive and rapidly changing sector, so gaining a high-quality degree that helps you stand out from the crowd is essential. Here at the University of Sunderland, four of our courses are accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, which will help you do just that:


This accreditation will help make you more employable, and if you take one of our accredited courses, you will be able to fast track the process to becoming a Chartered Engineer. You can be sure of a top-class learning environment in which we will equip you with the skills and ideas needed to make an impact in the industry right away.

Thrive in cutting-edge facilities

Here at Sunderland, we believe your learning shouldn’t be limited to the classroom. That's why you'll have access to industry-standard laboratories and fully-functioning workshops, allowing you to gain the vital practical experience that employers crave.

The University has recently invested over £1 million in state-of-the-art engineering facilities. Choose Sunderland and you’ll benefit from upgraded mechanical engineering, materials engineering, automotive engineering and electronic and electrical engineering laboratories. These facilities allow the University to further develop our strong industry links and enable you to reach your full potential in becoming a technically-skilled, problem-solving engineer, capable of making both social and industrial impact.

As well as dedicated engineering laboratories, you will also be able to take advantage of our state-of-the-art metrology suite, specialist engineering software including CAD, and library, equipped with dedicated engineering resources. You will be surrounding yourself in a stimulating department that produces world-leading research.

Europe’s most productive car plant, run by Nissan Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, is based in Sunderland, meaning the city is leading the way in the automotive and manufacturing sectors.

Gain real-world experience

To further enhance employability, we encourage on-campus undergraduate students to apply for a 48-week placement where available before your final year. Placements are usually paid, with past students having earned an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on location. These are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge.

The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers. Recent graduates and placement students have been employed in companies including; Nissan, Hitachi, GlaxoSmithKline, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, Scottish Power and Network Rail.