University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering (with Placement Year) BEng (Hons)

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Course summary

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Mechanical Engineering is the most versatile of the engineering disciplines and there exists a high and growing demand from industry for graduate Mechanical Engineers. Our accredited degree will place you at the heart of modern industry, providing career opportunities in sectors such as:

  • Aerospace, automotive and rail
  • Energy and power generation
  • Manufacturing engineering; product design, materials, production and processing.
You’ll combine mechanics, materials science, thermofluids and computational methods to design, analyse and implement complex systems which are economic, reliable, efficient and sustainable. Throughout the degree you’ll put theory into practice through a range of individual and group projects. For instance, year 1 will see you take part in three projects using your skills to design, build and test real mechanical devices. A 'sandwich' placement year in industry enables you to build industry contacts while developing your skills and professional confidence. On graduation you will be industry ready, with a grounding in engineering science and hands-on working knowledge of:
  • the core analytical and advanced scientific principles and methods underpinning mechanical engineering
  • applied prototyping and analysis for efficient computer-aided design and manufacturing;
  • integrated skills for complex engineered systems, including communication and project management skills, as well as advanced model based systems analysis tools and techniques.
We encourage and support all our students towards a seamless transfer to our MEng programme at the end of either the first or second year. The MEng programme comprises an extra fourth academic year that combines in-depth study with the integrative skills expected by industry, and provides the formal educational requirements for CEng registration. Professional accreditation The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The BEng (Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Design, Build and Test (core) Mathematical Methods and Applications (core) Electronics and Mechanics (core) Engineering Materials (core) Thermofluids (core) Computer Aided Engineering (core) Year2: Further Mathematics and Statistics (core) Materials and Manufacturing Technologies (core) Mechanics of Machines and Vibration (core) Group Project (core) Instrumentation, Measurement & Control Systems (core) ThermoFluids 2 (core) Year 3 Individual Research Project (core) Integrated Design (core) Materials Failure Analysis and Reliability (core) Sustainable Energy (optional) Advanced Fluid Mechanics with Aerodynamics (optional) Vehicle Design & Analysis (optional) Project Management and Six Sigma (optional) Petroleum Engineering (optional)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H301
Institution code:
B56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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 £18420* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mechanical Engineering (with Placement Year) BEng (Hons) at University of Bradford - UCAS