University of Kent has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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, 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 additional aims of our Year-in-Industry degree are to give students an opportunity to gain experience as engineers working in a professional environment and to develop employment-related skills. The placement year develops students’ technical skills, employability and soft skills as well as increasing their awareness of the future context for employment.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
Additional entry requirements
All applicants will be given the opportunity to take part in an interview
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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