Mechanical Engineering

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? This four-year degree is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You'll build upon your skills and knowledge acquired through studying Mechanical Engineering, first at honours degree level and then further at postgraduate level. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? Take your ambitions as a mechanical engineer to the next level with this far-reaching MEng programme. It puts you on the fast track to challenging andrewarding roles at the forefront of engineering development. Combine undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a single four-year programme, so that you graduate with a masters degree Achieve the underpinning knowledge you need for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) Learn in the state-of-the-art surroundings of our brand new STEM Centre Gain vital experience of current practices, systems and techniques: we support you to find relevant optional work placements Be inspired by our well-qualified and highly experienced teaching team Enjoy invaluable industry insights through a guest lecture programme featuring leading engineering professionals Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016. HOW YOU WILL LEARN The programme features a number of additional opportunities to broaden your experience and enhance your industry insights. We run a guest lecture programme in conjunction with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, with lectures held at either our Markeaton Street site or at Loughborough University. The University also has a strong track record in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition, one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competition programmes. Our Mechanical Engineering Shell Eco Team was awarded sponsorship of £9,000 to build the prototype ethanol vehicle for the 2016 event. We also became involved in a partnership with Bombardier to build a scale locomotive for the IMechE Railway Challenge competition. You will be assessed through a combination of in-course assessments, case studies, presentations, reality-based assessments, examinations and professional presentations. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES Roles within the mechanical industries are extremely technologically challenging today, with ever-increasing paces of change and development. The larger industries predominantly now operate on a global scale. As a MEng graduate, you will be ideally equipped to meet the challenges presented by the constant search for improvement and the relentless pace of development that characterise these industries. We place great emphasis on the development of management skills throughout the programme, and we encourage you to secure work placements within relevant industries to strengthen your knowledge and enhance your experience. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY This is an exciting new programme offering excellent career prospects. Graduates from our current BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering have found employment in a wide variety of industries and areas, including positions at Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bombardier and numerous other major industrial players in the UK and internationally.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeH319
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C at A level in Mathematics and one other Science or Technology subject at A Level (or equivalent qualification). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level ABB At least a grade C at A level in Mathematics and one other Science or Technology subject at A Level (or equivalent qualification)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

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Mechanical Engineering at University of Derby - UCAS