University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering

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Course summary

Engineering has shaped modern society and personal lives in a way that no other discipline has. By studying Mechanical Engineering at Kent you gain the skills to make your own mark in this exciting field. Graduates can work at the forefront of the major areas of mechanical engineering, combining theory with practical and project work, turning ideas into real systems. Will you build the product of the future? At Kent, you study all aspects of mechanical engineering, from 3D design to advanced manufacturing, control and mechatronic to advanced robotics and fluid dynamics to thermodynamic and heat transfer, preparing you for a career in any branch of mechanical engineering. Choose to study a Mechanical Engineering degree at Kent because:

  • we had a £3 million redevelopment and modernisation of the Jennison Engineering and Design Hub
  • our excellent facilities include a mechanical workshop, 120 seat laboratory, material testing, 3D printing and CNC, robotic kits, and a dedicated makerspace
  • we have strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • you can join our student led societies: TinkerSoc / Kent Engineering Society
  • our guest speakers come from the aerospace, automotive, transport and energy sectors
  • we have excellent industrial links, providing you with many placement opportunities.
The first year of our course lays the foundation for the rest of your studies and includes modules on mechanics, CAD, materials, engineering analysis and mathematics. You complete a project to engineer a system to solve a problem using mechanics, sensors and actuators. As you further develop your understanding of the field you gain advanced practical experience, specifically in dynamics of cars, control and mechatronics, instrumentation, fluid dynamics, advanced manufacturing and robotics and AI. As your knowledge of mechanical engineering grows, you discover which areas particularly interest you, so that in your final year you can begin to specialise in preparation for your final-year project.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H310
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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.

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
60%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2022/23 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Mechanical Engineering at University of Kent - UCAS