Become a work-ready, world-conscious engineer with this unique accelerated MEng Integrated Engineering degree which combines undergraduate and postgraduate study to get you work-ready, fast!

Stand out from the crowd in the employment market and speed up your learning by one year on this accelerated programme. Develop the skills and tools you need to succeed in your career within our ever-changing world.

Modelled on some of the best engineering universities in the world, our degree has been developed with leading engineers from industry and created in collaboration with students.

Benefit from real-world project briefs in every module and visiting industry professionals. Over 80 partners span local, national and global organisations including JCB, Balfour Beatty, Schaeffler, Wye Valley NHS Trust, Octopus Energy and Welsh Water.

You'll discover the why, what and how of engineering, whilst harnessing and perfecting the practical skills needed to make your impact.  

Tried, tested and delivered in the context of real-world challenges, you'll gain hands-on experience to succeed as an engineer, all whilst developing the specialist and multi-faceted knowledge required to take on, and help solve, the problems that matter to you and the wider world.  

An MEng degree provides the most direct way of meeting the educational requirements for successive registration as a Chartered Engineer, and graduates typically command higher starting salaries than those with the equivalent BEng.

The option of a Foundation Year is available for those who do not meet the entry requirements for this technical degree but who are passionate about becoming a future engineer.

Hear from our students first-hand

Meet Sukhpreet, an NMITE MEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering student. He chose NMITE because we’re new and different, which set us apart from the rest. He shares his sense that he belongs to a pioneering educational community. 

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At a glance

  • Course duration: 3 years / 4 years with Foundation Year
  • Full-time or part-time: Full-time
  • Location: NMITE Blackfriars and Skylon campuses, Hereford
  • Level of study: Undergraduate
  • Typical offer: 112-128 tariff points / see entry requirements section for Foundation Year
  • UCAS code: IEU1 / F7X1 (with Foundation Year) 
  • Enrolment year: 2024 and 2025
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Real-world learning

Hands-on experience from day one with real employers, solving real problems

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No traditional exams

Instead, benefit from your personal learning portfolio that will live on for life

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High contact time

Make the most of lots of academic contact time, with evenings and weekends free

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Accelerated degree

Achieve an MEng degree in just three years - faster and at lower cost

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A laptop for every student

Inclusive of all the hardware, software and IT support you need for your studies

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Hands-on, learning by doing

 Learn in small student teams - no traditional lecture theatres in sight

Creating a better world

As an NMITE student you’ll work on real-world problems; problems that require sustainable solutions. You’ll strategise. You’ll deliver. You’ll develop the skills you need to preserve our precious planet. Sustainability is woven through every fibre of our engineering and technology construction degrees.

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Over 80 industry partners

Prepare for your career. Choose an NMITE degree, designed in collaboration with industry partners, with real-world projects in every module and visiting industry professionals. Our students collaborate with local, national and global brands across different sectors including JCB, Balfour Beatty, Schaeffler, Wye Valley NHS Trust, Octopus Energy and Welsh Water.

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Course information

Discover what you need to know about this degree.


Develop your engineering abilities and enhance your employability. Accelerate your learning by one year on this MEng degree, graduating in just three years (or four years with an optional Foundation Year). 

  • Get a head start when you graduate, as a real specialist in your field of study, combining undergraduate and postgraduate study in one qualification.  
  • Hone hands-on, practical skills throughout your study with experienced academics, and employers from industry to guide you along the way. 
  • Develop the ability to integrate, synthesise, apply and gain knowledge, with an awareness of social and ethical responsibilities. 
  • Learn to identify problems that need solving, and to find creative solutions to society’s challenges. 
  • The final level of your MEng degree will allow you to take your knowledge to a greater depth, and to focus in on an area of your own interest, through project work.  
  • The NMITE MEng has been designed to satisfy the necessary educational standards for the award of Chartered Engineer by meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes.
  • An MEng degree provides the most direct way of meeting the educational requirements for successive registration as a Chartered Engineer (subject to accreditation), and graduates typically command higher starting salaries than those with the equivalent BEng.
  • Receive support, whenever needed - 1:1 support through your allocated Personal Tutor, use of the Academic Skills and Knowhow Centre, and Student Services.  
  • Students can expect significant involvement from industry, and community partners throughout the course, clearly differentiating NMITEs approach from other engineering courses. 
  • The optional foundation year has been designed for those who don’t meet the entry requirements of the degree. On successful completion, students will be able to progress directly onto one year one of the degree. 


At NMITE, we boost your employability through immersive, employer-engaged learning, developing your expertise, contextual understanding, work experience, employability skills and perspective.  

We prepare you for the engineering industry, which desperately needs graduates with subject knowledge and excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to apply these skills to real-world environments.   

The MEng degree provides the opportunity for you to develop your engineering and leadership skills further than the BEng degree, helping you to stand out from the crowd when you graduate. 

The accelerated pathway will speed up your learning, placing you one year ahead of your peers.

Your degree 

The industry focus of this degree is distinctive because we integrate commercial partners into every stage of your learning. Our unique model of working on real-world challenges brings you into contact with employers of varying sizes and from a multitude of sectors including security, health, energy, sustainability, food production and infrastructure, working on projects that enhance their business.  

Your learning will take place in partnership with industry, guaranteeing that it’s not only up to date, but reflects a real engineering environment. Your interaction with many partners will allow you to build an extensive network and demonstrate your engineering ability to a wide range of future employers. 

Your career 

This degree will equip you with the expertise and experience to make a real impact in a broad range of engineering sectors, including energy, utilities, defence, transport, manufacturing, consulting and SMEs.  

As a graduate, you’ll demonstrate the outcomes required by the Engineering Council's latest accreditation framework. This means you can apply for CEng (Chartered Engineering status when you graduate, boosting your employability.  

Graduates will be prepared for a range of roles, including quality/compliance engineer, design/R&D engineer, technology consulting engineer, and manufacturing/automation engineer. Graduating with a MEng (Hons) in Integrated Engineering can also allow you to progress onto further study, such as a specialised MSc or PhD. 

An MEng degree provides the most direct way of meeting the educational requirements for successive registration as a Chartered Engineer (subject to accreditation), and graduates typically command higher starting salaries than those with the equivalent BEng.

Did you know? 

The average salary for a graduate engineer in the UK is pretty impressive, currently sitting at £34,128 per year (Glassdoor, 2023). MEng graduates typically command higher salaries than BEng graduates. 

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students from all backgrounds. 

MEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering

  • Either: 112-128 UCAS points or equivalent 
  • Or: evidence of prior learning through alternative employment and education pathways
  • GCSE Maths and English should be Grade 5 or above
  • Students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS grade 7 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component or an alternative qualification

MEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering with Foundation Year 

  • Either: two A-levels in any subject and at any pass grade (or equivalent qualifications such as a BTEC National Diploma or Level 3 Apprenticeship) 
  • Or: demonstrable experience, interest in and flair for your chosen subject 
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or above
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age by the time the course begins 
  • Students whose first language is not English should evidence IELTS grade 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or an alternative acceptable qualification

Discover more about our admissions process via the link below.

How you'll study and timetables

Optional Foundation Year 

If you didn’t get the A-level results you were hoping for, are thinking of a change in career, or if you did not follow traditional routes into higher education, then starting your studies with a foundation year may be the right choice for you. You'll develop the key transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to continue into the full BEng degree. 

Level 4

You'll be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering through challenge-based learning, beginning your journey with an orientation into the engineering profession and practice. You'll work in teams to analyse standard problems in a multi - and interdisciplinary way. You'll undertake focused activities to evaluate, interpret and present data in a clear and compelling way. 

Throughout the year you'll develop independent learning and team-building skills, with an emphasis on project management and communication (including rhetoric, effective writing, and deep and critical reading). Industry-focused communication assessment methods are included in those modules that have been created to instigate the development of the behavioural practices of an industry-ready graduate (the future you!) 

Level 5 

During this year you’ll develop more extensive knowledge and understanding of the core areas of engineering with, where appropriate, support in mathematics and sciences (we'll get you up to speed with exactly what you need to know). 

You'll begin Level 5 with a synoptic challenge that provides an opportunity to understand engineering in a social/community context, and to draw across all engineering learning from Level 4 to create value in that context.  

Level 6 

By the end of Level 6 you can expect to be self-motivated, efficient and organised in independent learning. Level 6 begins with a closer examination of formal project management approaches (People and Projects in Engineering), moves through two integrative engineering projects (Data-driven Engineering and Manufacturing as Integrated Engineering) before concluding with an individual project. 

Assessment methods at this stage are designed to include a combination of both academic and industrially focused formats. Focus will be given to assessing the development and attainment of the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply technology to engineering problems and processes, and to maintain and manage current technology (essentially we teach you the what, why and how!) 

Finally, you'll be required to undertake an individual Bachelor’s Engineering Project where you'll develop technical and professional skills. 

Level 7 

Level 7 consists of two modules that have been designed to extend your integrated engineering outlook to full lifecycle concerns (Lifecycle Performance of Engineering Infrastructure), and develop key mindsets of Research and Modelling.

Following this, you'll undertake an individual Master’s Engineering Project. You'll develop enhanced technical and professional skills, and specialist knowledge. You'll also be required to record and reflect on your accumulating experiences for later use in professional recognition.

Assessments at Level 7 are designed to assess engineering capability and industry readiness, and therefore adopt mechanisms which assess ability in application (learn it, apply it!)

Assessment methods include a combination of both academic and industrially focused formats. Including academic reports such as literature reviews, laboratory and experimental write-ups and project reports. Industry relevant assessment includes formats such as industry-based test report, design review presentation, and technical communication. Assessments provide a demonstration of the greater range and depth of specialist knowledge at Level 7, within a research and industrial environment, as well as a broader and more general academic base.

The foundation for leadership and a wider appreciation of the economic, legal, social, ethical, and environmental context of engineering are also included - setting you up for success following graduation.

Learning timetable 

Learning takes place within the hours of 9-5, Monday-Friday - modelling the real workplace. Your own time is just that, undisturbed for you to enjoy.

Academic calendar 

As an accelerated student you'll have a shorter summer break than traditional degree students. View term dates via the link below.

The NMITE Difference

We’re a growing revolution and UK breakthrough in university education. Our degrees have been purposefully designed, from conception to creation, to be different. The difference? Preparing you to be confident, skilled, world-conscious, and outstandingly employable.  

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The course is taught one module (30 credits) at a time, with each module taught in an 8-week block. An academic year comprises four modules, with each module taking eight weeks to complete. Students on this four-year degree will take four modules over an academic year (120 credits and 32 taught weeks per year). 

Optional Foundation Year

  • Creativity and Fundamental Engineering Skills - Explore the range of technical and non-technical skills required within engineering and technology including laws of physics, principles mathematics, and communication, collaboration and digital skills.  
  • Engineered Structures and Mechanisms - Investigate different types of engineered objects and how they work. You'll carry out tests, and work with models of real structures and moving artefacts such as buildings and transport. 
  • Engineering and Technology as Problem-solving - Develop your understanding of how engineering and technology fit within a wider societal context, through the solving of a systems-based problem that would pose real-world repercussions. Along the way, you'll further develop your skills in maths, modelling, producing graphs and using digital tools. 
  • Engineering and Technology Project - Apply your learning across the year to an individual project, finding out about various engineering and technology disciplines and the roles they play in different industries and business sectors, and considering your own future career options 

Level 4

  • The 21st-Century Engineer - Start your study by building a physical and digital artefact. Along the way, you'll be introduced to the different disciplines of engineering, the influential role of the engineer in society, and the responsibilities we carry as professional engineers.   
  • Thermodynamics & Fluids - Here, you will analyse and improve a fluid flow system. You'll combine observation, an awareness of how energy is converted to be put to work, and a knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, phenomena that underpin the engineer's understanding of how fluids and gases move in engineered and natural systems. 
  • Statics and Dynamics of Simple Mechanisms - You will design and validate a single-element mechanism under a straightforward load case. This includes consideration of static and dynamic behaviour, properties and selection of material(s), and awareness of material treatments.  
  • Fundamentals of Analogue and Digital Circuits - You will specify and build an open loop control system that meets the needs of a given application. You will be able to differentiate between analogue and digital electronics approaches, and apply circuit theory, circuit laws and principles of digital logic. 

Level 5

  • Creating Social Value through Engineering - This is your opportunity to integrate your skills and knowledge from Level 4 to work on a community-based project that creates social value. You'll develop key mindsets relating to stakeholders, equity, inclusive design, prototyping, and new product development, as well as learning some basic project management tools.  
  • Energy Engineering - You will propose and specify an energy solution for a specific application. You'll develop and apply your knowledge of thermodynamics including energy/power cycles, heat transfer, and the engineering components and systems that deliver energy.  
  • Statics and Dynamics of Complex Mechanisms - You'll build on your knowledge from level 4 to design and model a more complex (multi-element) structure under differing load cases, including selection of appropriate material(s) from a wider, more specialist range. You will address more complex structures and load cases and explore the advantages of multi-component materials. 
  • Control and Instrumentation - You will monitor and model a predictable (LTI) closed-loop control system. To achieve this you'll develop and apply an understanding of open- and closed-loop systems, feedback system design, control system performance and analysis and modelling approaches. 

Level 6

  • People and Projects in Engineering - You'll deliver an engineering project which you will design, plan and execute. You'll explore the project lifecycle as a way of understanding and breaking down projects, and you'll learn to use a range of tools to work within and manage projects effectively. 
  • Data-Driven Engineering - In this module you will master principles of sampling, design of experiments, and the fundamentals of data science. You'll gather, combine, clean, and manipulate more than one big dataset and present a data analysis that facilitates decision-making in the context of an engineering process or facility.  
  • Manufacturing as Integrated Engineering - This module presents manufacturing as a context in which materials, structures, dynamics, electronic, control, thermodynamics, energy and power can all be observed, and challenges you to identify benefits and strategies for Industry 4.0 approaches. You will draw on an understanding of the manufacturing environment, and the key mindsets that underpin productive manufacturing (including the management of cost, quality, legal responsibilities, workforce, and wellbeing and safety). 
  • Bachelor's Project - This module builds on the knowledge, experience and skills you have gained in the course to date, and allows you to demonstrate your capability in a self-managed innovative project. 

Level 7

  • Research and Modelling - Here, you will apply computational engineering modelling tools in a research context, typically CFD (computational fluid dynamics) or FEA (finite element analysis) to predict the performance of an engineered system involving complex phenomena such as fluid dynamics or structural integrity. You will explore research methodologies and develop your practical skills in research design.  
  • Lifetime Performance of Engineering Assets - In this module, your skillset and integrated approach is applied to a durable engineering application, providing an opportunity to explore the management of physical assets (e.g. structures, water/waste infrastructure, energy generation) with a firm eye on their lifecycle performance. You'll draw on engineering asset management frameworks that carefully integrate different engineering disciplines; nuanced financial treatments; maintenance, reliability, project, and risk mindsets; and critical perspectives on sustainability.  
  • Master's Project - You'll work individually on a demanding engineering challenge for an extended period, typically with an industrial or community partner on a research-based or self-defined challenge.  You'll address an industrial or social need by synthesising technical complexity, novelty, an integrated approach, and a requirement to meet the needs of varied stakeholders. 

NMITE bursaries and scholarships

We’re dedicated to easing the financial burden for our students through our bursaries and scholarships that don't have to be paid back. Check out what’s on offer to support your NMITE journey. 

Wellbeing and Support at NMITE

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Meet us first-hand at an NMITE Open Day and experience The NMITE Difference for yourself. Meet students and staff, explore our campuses and check-out our accommodation too!

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Other handy information

Discover what you need to know about student support, fees and finances, and other handy topics below.

Student support

You’ll be supported fully throughout your time with us (and beyond as you become an NMITE Alumni).  Discover our network of student support and wellbeing services via the link below.

Fees and finance

Tuition fees (2024 entry)

  • UK students: £10,800 per year
  • International students: £18,000 per year

Please visit our student finance page for information on tuition fees and student loans, as well as non-repayable grants, bursaries and scholarships, eligible to different groups, to support with study costs.

NMITE bursaries

We know that going to university is a financial commitment. That is why we are dedicated to easing the financial burden for our students through our bursaries and scholarships. We have several financial awards available for future and existing students.


Our student accommodation provides luxury halls of residence in the heart of Hereford city, a stone’s throw from our campuses. Offering an all-inclusive experience, rooms are fully furnished, ensuite and cleaned weekly. Connect instantly with new friends, joining a ready-made family of like-minded budding student engineers. 

Oh, and accommodation is guaranteed for all first-year students.

Apply today

If you've been searching for an education that can provide you with the industry experience you need to make a difference - you've come to the right place. Real-world problems. Real employers. Real hands-on degrees. Start NMITE journey today.

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Modern campuses, designed for you

Make the most of two specialist campuses, equipped with interactive learning studios, ergonomically designed to support teamwork and boost communication. Enjoy industry standard workshops, with cutting-edge technologies – all designed with the environment in mind.   

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Make the most of a one-year programme, designed to help you develop the expertise you need to progress onto your chosen NMITE degree.