Mechanical Engineering

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Key facts

UCAS code:
H395
UCAS code:
H300
UCAS code:
H303
UCAS code:
H301
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, top-up
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Study option:
Part-time
Study option:
Part-time, top-up
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
1 Year
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Duration:
2 Years
Start date:
27 September 2021

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Expert resources

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

Workplace learning

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

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.

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.

The BEng Mechanical Engineering [Top Up] course enables applicants who have completed an HND/ FDSc in a relevant Engineering discipline to progress onto the final year of the BEng qualification.

On this year, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in different areas within Mechanical Engineering including computational fluid dynamics, vibration analysis and structural analysis. You will also study current developments and innovations within Engineering practice, allowing you to understand how the discipline is developing and changing.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an individual Engineering project allowing you to explore a topic or challenge within Engineering which is of individual interest to you.

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.

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.

The BEng Mechanical Engineering [Top Up] course enables applicants who have completed an HND/ FDSc in a relevant Engineering discipline to progress onto the final year of the BEng qualification. On this year, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in different areas within Mechanical Engineering including computational fluid dynamics, vibration analysis and structural analysis. You will also study current developments and innovations within Engineering practice, allowing you to understand how the discipline is developing and changing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an individual Engineering project allowing you to explore a topic or challenge within Engineering which is of individual interest to you.

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

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.

In your Top Up year you will produce 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.

In your Top Up year you will produce 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.

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.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Manufacturing Systems And Quality 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Manufacturing Technology 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Vibration Analysis 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Advanced Materials And Quality 15 credits
Engineering Design And Manufacture 15 credits
Low Carbon And Renewable Energy Systems 15 credits
Meng Project 30 credits
Power And Propulsion Systems 15 credits
Structural Analysis 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Manufacturing Systems And Quality 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Manufacturing Technology 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Vibration Analysis 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Manufacturing Technology 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Vibration Analysis 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Manufacturing Systems And Quality 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Design And Technology Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Manufacturing Technology 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Vibration Analysis 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Manufacturing Systems And Quality 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 5 compulsory modules
Year 5 compulsory modules
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Vibration Analysis 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 6 compulsory modules
Year 6 compulsory modules
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Manufacturing Technology 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Vibration Analysis 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Emerging Technologies And Innovation In Engineering 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits

Entry requirements

  • 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.

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

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

Completion of a relevant HND or FDSc in an Engineering Discipline.

Note: Dependent on Units taken on HND/FDSc students may be required to take additional modules from Level 5 in order to acquire necessary knowledge/skills to undertake requirements of L6 BEng study.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Completion of a relevant HND or FDSc in an Engineering Discipline.

Note: Dependent on Units taken on HND/FDSc students may be required to take additional modules from Level 5 in order to acquire necessary knowledge/skills to undertake requirements of L6 BEng study.

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

Mechanical Engineering Resources

Mechanical Engineering resources include industry standard hardware and software. Our labs in Stoke are full of exciting equipment for you to use so that you can prepare yourself for the workplace when you graduate.

Engineering Laboratories

Packed with state-of-the-art software and hardware resources reflecting current trends in the development of engineering & technology subjects.

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 and assessment

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.

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.

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 Student Inclusion 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.

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.

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 

Year 1

36% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
64% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

25% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
75% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

20% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
80% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 4

22% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
78% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

Year 1

0% practical exams
100% coursework
0% written exams

Year 2

6% practical exams
54% coursework
40% written exams

Year 3

13% practical exams
60% coursework
28% written exams

Year 4

6% practical exams
63% coursework
31% written exams

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.

Dr Evangelia Ganniari Papageorgiou

Course Director

Evi’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis. Her current research focuses on the mechanical behaviour of Non-Pneumatic Tyres and their use in Automotive and Assistive Technology applications.

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Fees

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MEng-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Full-time, top-up
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Full-time, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Part-time, top-up
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,625 per year of study

UK 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 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).

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Our students

The Mechanical Engineering degree provides all the basis for working within any industry. All the theory and practical lab sessions for the modules directly link to real world applications. Lots of support is available to gain the knowledge required to do well once graduated. The placement year option is particularly valuable with the ability to implement the taught elements of CAD, simulation software (theory application) and professional conduct in the workplace.

Matthew Lunt

BEng Mechanical Engineering

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