Innovation Engineering BEng (Hons)
BEng Hons Innovation Engineering
Innovative engineering tackles global challenges, like access to resources and climate change. It also extends the possibilities of healthcare research and advances medical technology.
On this BEng (Hons) Innovation Engineering degree course, you’ll develop skills in mechanical, electronic, design and materials engineering. You’ll build communication, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and emerge ready to solve pressing problems that impact our society.
After the course, you'll be set for a career in areas such as visualisation and data management, equipment for medical and allied health industries, and industrial research and development.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement, in part, for Chartered Engineer registration.
90% Graduates in work or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey conducted in 2019)
What you'll experience
On this degree course, you’ll:
- Learn to make key decisions and choose the best ways to solve complex and demanding global challenges
- Make use of our Future Technology Centre, including 3D simulation, manufacturing and visualisation facilities
- Work on projects that solve real problems in society
- Have the opportunity to collaborate with a network of experts and scientists working in nanotechnology, robotics, new materials and sustainable energy
Careers and opportunities
As well as building your technical knowledge, this course enhances your communication, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
This gives you the foundation for a career in global organisations, tech start-ups, government departments and specialist agencies in areas such as consumer and professional electronics, robotics, defence, broadcasting and telecommunications.
What jobs can you do with an Innovation Engineering degree?
Roles you could go on to after the course include:
- Electronics engineer
- Product design engineer
- Aerospace engineer
- Application engineer
The course also meets the requirements for many engineering graduate programmes.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
There is a great sense of belonging, which I love. Portsmouth is a family made up of lecturers, societies, students and staff.
What you'll study on this BEng (Hons) Innovation Engineering degree
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.
We'll publish details of the modules you can study on this course in spring 2021.
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.
We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build links with businesses and organisations in the industry.
Academic skills support
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
- Academic writing
- Note taking
- Time management
- Critical thinking
- Presentation skills
- Working in groups
- Revision, memory and exam techniques
If you have a disability or need extra support, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) will give you help, support and advice.
Maths and stats support
The Maths Cafe offers free advice and assistance with mathematical skills in a friendly, informal environment. You can come to our daily drop-in sessions, develop your maths skills at a workshop or use our online resources.
Teaching methods on this course include:
- Project work
You'll also use facilities for Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL), which is an alternative to the traditional lecture-style learning. This makes it easier for you to collaborate with other students and take part in team-based problem solving.
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:
- Teaching block 1 – October to January
- Assessment period 1 – late January to early February
- Teaching block 2 – February to May
- Assessment period 2 – May to June
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- Mini projects
You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you're assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
- Year 1 students: 100% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 100% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 100% by coursework
Note these fees are based on courses starting in 2021. We'll confirm 2022 fees here in autumn 2021.
- UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 a year (may be subject to annual increase)
- EU students – £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship – may be subject to annual increase)
- International (non-EU) students – £17,600 a year (subject to annual increase)
Additional course costs
These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.
You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.
You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
We recommend that you budget £100 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.
There may be occasional trips for which you will be asked to contribute £25 a trip.
You’ll be involved in several project units over the course of your study, and you may need to pay additional costs towards transportation and accommodation for these units. The exact amount will vary depending on the modules chosen.
How to apply
You can apply for this course from May 2021.
In the meantime, you can sign up to an Open Day to:
- Tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
- Speak with lecturers and chat with our students
- Get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join
If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.
How to apply from outside the UK
If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply for this course through UCAS or apply directly to us (see the 'How to apply' section above for details). You can also get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.
To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.
If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
Admissions terms and conditions
When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.