In response to industry demand we continue to offer general engineering teaching to all students in the first two years of study. Engineering is one of the most satisfying professions. You get results. You make things happen. You generate new, logical solutions to other people’s problems and at the end of the day, you have the job satisfaction of being able to see your work in action. Engineering is an intellectually demanding profession, mainly because of the wide range of skills you need to deploy. You are expected to be good at mathematics, to have a sound grasp of basic sciences, to be inventive and creative, to be able to sell your ideas to clients and colleagues and, in due course, to organise and lead fellow professionals. The MEng is a five-year Honours programme and the BEng is a four-year Honours programme, both of which are fully accredited by the Engineering Institutions (see Professional Accreditation section). The BEng/MEng qualification in Engineering is intended for candidates who are uncertain as to which branch of engineering they wish to specialise in at the application stage. You must transfer to one of the other programmes, which will be dependant on the optional courses that you take, before or at the commencement of the third year of the programme. Branches include Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.