The Bachelor of Engineering commonly abbreviated as (B.Eng.) is a undergraduate academic degree awarded to a student after three to five years of studying engineering at university or college. A B.Eng degree will be accredited by one of the Engineering Council's professional bodies as suitable for registration as a chartered engineer. That might include the British Computer Society. Alternatively, it might be accredited directly by another professional body, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The BEng is mainly a route to chartered engineer, registered engineer or licensed engineer, and has been approved by representatives of the profession.
B.Eng has a greater emphasis on technical engineering aspects, for example, electronics and electrical circuits, than the BSc. However, topics covered in B.Eng can overlap with BSc.
Most universities in the United States and Europe award the Bachelor of Science Engineering (BSc Eng), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng), Bachelor of Engineering Science (BESc), Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), or Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree to undergraduate students of engineering study. For example, Canada is the only country that awards the BASc degree for graduating engineers. Other institutions award engineering degrees specific to the area of study, such as BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering) and BSME (Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering).
A less common variety of the degree is Baccalaureus in Arte Ingeniaria (BAI), a Latin name meaning Bachelor in the Art of Engineering. It is awarded by the University of Dublin, Ireland and is more commonly referred to as Bachelor of Engineering; some South African Universities refer to their Engineering degrees as B.Ing. (Baccalaureus Ingenierswese - Afrikaans).