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UCAS stands for the ‘Universities and Colleges Admissions Service’ and is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

At UCAS, the focus is on you. They provide all the information and advice you’ll need to make informed choices that are right for you. They will guide you – as well as your parents and advisers – through the higher education application process and beyond.

UCAS can help you:

  1. Get started – take a look at all the options available to you. This doesn’t just mean university – has a whole host of information about what different routes you could take when you leave school.
  2. Find a course – there are over 37,000 undergraduate courses to choose from and has lots of information about how to narrow down your search.
  3. Apply and Track your application – they’ve got lots of information about what to include in your undergraduate application and how to make it.
  4. Get ready to study – there’s also lots of advice and guidance in terms of finance and support for your studies.

UCAS also runs several specialist application services – including UCAS Postgraduate and UCAS Teacher Training. If you already have a degree and want to progress a career in engineering, UCAS Postgraduate is well worth a look, as many engineering disciplines require postgraduate level study.

To find out more about how UCAS can help you, take a look at You can also stay up-to-date with what we’re doing ad get useful hints, tips and advice through Facebook and Twitter.

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading institutions offering engineering degrees, with all four of our engineering departments ranked in the top ten – and our Department of Electronic Engineering rated the best in the UK in The Guardian university guide. Covering the spectrum of disciplines, we provide respected degree programmes in Chemical & Process Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electronic Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering Sciences. Within these four disciplines we offer a total of 15 degree courses.

Our undergraduate degree programmes are informed by the University’s world-leading research in areas such as nanotechnology, vision and signal processing, mobile communications, space satellites, robotics, advanced materials and sustainability. Taught by academics who are leaders in their fields, students have access to purpose-built facilities such as our Engineering Design Centre, which offers state-of-the-art equipment for racing car design.

Professional Training

All our undergraduate degree programmes offer a fully integrated year of Professional Training which enables students to gain hands-on experience in a working environment, building skills such as time management, communication and teamwork, and giving them a crucial advantage as they enter the job market.

The University of Surrey’s Professional Training placement programme has been running for more than 40 years and draws on its network of over 2,300 industry partners, in the UK and overseas, to match students with a relevant and challenging placement in a leading organisation.

Under the programme, students spend 12 months working as a junior engineer in a relevant organisation during their third year, while earning a competitive salary. They can choose the type of work experience that best suits them and their future career aspirations – whether that means focusing on the technical side, or taking a broader role that includes project management, for example.

Postgraduate (Masters)

Surrey’s Masters programmes in engineering enable students to broaden and deepen their knowledge, and specialise in the field of engineering that most interests them.

Our collaborative links with industry enable us to offer industrially-relevant courses, which are delivered by a combination of leading academics and external speakers. The programmes range from long-established courses such as our MSc Bridge Engineering – which has been running for over 35 years – to newer courses developed in response to a shortage of engineers in specific areas both in the UK and globally. We also offer a two-year MSc Electronic Engineering Euromasters programme, which combines advanced taught technical content with training in professional skills such as business management.

Our Masters programmes are run in close cooperation with the relevant engineering institution and are an important first step on the road to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Our partnerships

One of the defining characteristics of the University of Surrey is its close collaboration with industry: across the University, we work with over 1,000 business partners.

This culture of entrepreneurship sees many of our academics working with business partners to combine their research with a commercial need, and often creating spin-out companies to deliver applications that will improve lives. The University owns and runs Surrey Research Park – widely regarded as one of the best science parks in the UK – which encompasses over 110 companies engaged in a broad spectrum of research, development and design activities.

In the field of engineering, the University has exceptionally strong links with leading companies and institutions, both nationally and globally, across the disciplines. For example in the field of mobile communications, the University’s 5G Innovation Centre is being developed in conjunction with eleven founding members including Vodafone, EE, the BBC and Huawei.

Many of the University’s state-of-the-art engineering facilities are supported by key industry players. Our Thermo-Fluid Systems University Technology Centre is supported by Rolls-Royce, our Vehicles Group is supported by Jaguar Land Rover, and our water research by Thames Water.

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