University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering including a Foundation Year

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Course summary

Mechanical Engineering at Kent will give you the skills and knowledge to work at the forefront of major areas of engineering, combining theory with practical and project work. Turn ideas into real systems and shape modern society. Reasons to study BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at Kent

  • Take a placement year to help boost your career skills and get paid doing it
  • Study all aspects of mechanical engineering from 3D design and advanced manufacturing to advanced robotics and heat transfer
  • Strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Tailor the course to match your interests and future career plans
  • First-class facilities to support your development including mechanical workshops, 3D printing, robotic kits and much more!
  • Graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers from aerospace and automotive industries to medical engineering and government agencies
Course details Foundation year: You’ll gain an understanding of mathematics and engineering principles. You’re also taught university-level modules to prepare you for the full Mechanical Engineering degree. First year: You’ll gain the skills that will lay the foundation for the rest of your studies – subjects include mechanics, engineering analysis and mathematics. Second year: Gain advanced practical experience in areas like instrumentation, fluid dynamics and advanced manufacturing. Third year: You’ll be able to choose from a range of modules, so you can focus on your interests. You will then go onto complete a final-year project in your specialist area. Head over to our website for more details.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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English language requirements

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

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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
International £21900 Year 1
EU £16400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at 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 2023/24 for international students are £21,900 for laboratory programmes and £18,000 for non-laboratory programmes
Mechanical Engineering including a Foundation Year at University of Kent - UCAS