University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering including a Foundation Year

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Course summary

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This course is designed for students with a strong interest in developing smart mechanical systems. Drawing on our established expertise in Mechatronics, Robotics, Materials and Instrumentation, the course will produce engineers with a solid knowledge of mechanical systems, control, design and the interplay of these disciplines. Engineering has become a hi-tech discipline requiring integrated expertise across subject areas. For instance, a robot or an autonomous vehicle requires a mechanical platform with sophisticated drive mechanics and control. Employers increasingly require engineers to solve problems using innovative design approaches while improving efficiency and productivity. Therefore, this course teaches mechanical engineering with a strong emphasis on design and smart technologies. To achieve this, you will carry out hands-on projects combining your mechanical designs with control systems under the supervision of specialist academics. Course modules provide a solid grounding in mechanics, materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechatronics, robotics, control, instrumentation, mathematics, electronics, and programming. You will also benefit from the employability and career development activities offered across our degrees; these activities are informed by industrial interaction and include placement opportunities. The course has been designed to fulfil the requirements for Accreditation from the Engineering Council. The Foundation Year aims to extend access to university education to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups and prepares these students for our 3-year Engineering degrees.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H31F
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
75%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15400 Year 1
International £20500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2021/22 for international students are £20,500 for laboratory programmes and £16,800 for non-laboratory programmes
Mechanical Engineering including a Foundation Year at University of Kent - UCAS