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Mechanical Engineering

Workplace learning

Kick-start your career with the chance of a work placement on every course

Easy to personalise

Choose the modules which match your interests

Expert resources

Our engineering laboratories are packed with state-of-the-art equipment

UCAS code:
H300
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
9 September 2019
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This course is ideal if you're interested in product design, process design, system analysis or modelling.

If you want to model mechanical engineering systems, predict system behaviour and understand manufacturing processes - including how they influence design - completing our Mechanical Engineering degree to BEng (Hons) level could be for you.

This course is also ideal if you’re interested in product design, process design, system analysis or modelling, as they focus on key engineering skills through the use of examples and problem-based learning.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MEng Mechanical Engineering

Course content

To provide a solid base for your learning, in Year 1, you’ll develop the skills and techniques that are used by all engineers and are taught right across our entire Engineering programme.

In Years 2 and 3, your study will focus on the mechanical design process, materials, mechanical and fluid systems, business and programming. A choice of specialist optional modules will also help you tailor your degree. If you enrol on the sandwich course, after Year 2 you will spend a year on a placement, applying your knowledge in the workplace and gaining hands-on experience.

Your final year of study will also include a major individual project, which may be inspired by your employment. Calling on your specialist knowledge, and supported by underpinning modules, your project will provide an opportunity for you to be able to consider the legal, ethical and environmental impact of engineering decisions on society. The year will also provide the opportunity to present your work to potential employers at GradEX, our graduate exhibition, and to participate in local and cross-University events.

To provide a solid base for your learning, in Year 1, you’ll develop the skills and techniques that are used by all engineers and are taught right across our entire Engineering programme.

In Years 2 and 3, your study will focus on the mechanical design process, materials, mechanical and fluid systems, business and programming. A choice of specialist optional modules will also help you tailor your degree. If you enrol on the sandwich course, after Year 2 you will spend a year on a placement, applying your knowledge in the workplace and gaining hands-on experience.

Your final year of study will also include a major individual project, which may be inspired by your employment. Calling on your specialist knowledge, and supported by underpinning modules, your project will provide an opportunity for you to be able to consider the legal, ethical and environmental impact of engineering decisions on society. The year will also provide the opportunity to present your work to potential employers at GradEX, our graduate exhibition, and to participate in local and cross-University events.

To provide a solid base for your learning, in Year 1, you’ll develop the skills and techniques that are used by all engineers and are taught right across our entire Engineering programme.

In Years 2 and 3, your study will focus on the mechanical design process, materials, mechanical and fluid systems, business and programming. A choice of specialist optional modules will also help you tailor your degree. If you enrol on the sandwich course, after Year 2 you will spend a year on a placement, applying your knowledge in the workplace and gaining hands-on experience.

Your final year of study will also include a major individual project, which may be inspired by your employment. Calling on your specialist knowledge, and supported by underpinning modules, your project will provide an opportunity for you to be able to consider the legal, ethical and environmental impact of engineering decisions on society. The year will also provide the opportunity to present your work to potential employers at GradEX, our graduate exhibition, and to participate in local and cross-University events.

To provide a solid base for your learning, in Year 1, you’ll develop the skills and techniques that are used by all engineers and are taught right across our entire Engineering programme.

In Years 2 and 3, your study will focus on the mechanical design process, materials, mechanical and fluid systems, business and programming. A choice of specialist optional modules will also help you tailor your degree. If you enrol on the sandwich course, after Year 2 you will spend a year on a placement, applying your knowledge in the workplace and gaining hands-on experience.

Your final year of study will also include a major individual project, which may be inspired by your employment. Calling on your specialist knowledge, and supported by underpinning modules, your project will provide an opportunity for you to be able to consider the legal, ethical and environmental impact of engineering decisions on society. The year will also provide the opportunity to present your work to potential employers at GradEX, our graduate exhibition, and to participate in local and cross-University events.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points 
  • A levels*: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline 

*A level applicants must have an A level pass in Mathematics, Physics or an Engineering-related subject for BEng.

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points 
  • A levels*: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline 

*A level applicants must have an A level pass in Mathematics, Physics or an Engineering-related subject for BEng.

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points 
  • A levels*: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline 

*A level applicants must have an A level pass in Mathematics, Physics or an Engineering-related subject for BEng.

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 128 points 
  • A levels*: ABB, BBC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DDM in an Engineering discipline 

*A level applicants must have an A level pass in Mathematics, Physics or an Engineering-related subject for both BEng and MEng.

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from our Mechanical Engineering degrees work in a wide variety of roles, for employers including: Alstom, eON, Network Rail, Bombardier, Rolls Royce, Bentley, AstraZeneca, Jaguar Land Rover, British Salt, Norgren, ABB and Siemens. Roles include designing reactor safety systems for nuclear-powered submarines, project managing new production lines in the pharmaceutical industry, optimising engine ventilation and cooling systems, designing diesel power generation units and conducting renewable fuel substitution tests.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Evangelia Ganniari-Papageorgiou
Dr Evangelia Ganniari-PapageorgiouLecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Evi is always looking for ways to enhance her teaching practices and to provide an excellent learning experience to her students. The implementation of novel teaching techniques such as Flipped Classroom and Student Response Systems are some of the innovative practices she has successfully integrated into her teaching.

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For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BEng (Hons)
Full-time
9 September 2019

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