Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Create new products, or improve existing ones, that could change people's lives and transform the way businesses operate. Be at the forefront of designing and building products that are smarter, faster, more efficient and more sustainable for industries including healthcare, defence, transport and even aerospace. On this BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree , you’ll learn the underlying elements of successful engineering science, manufacturing and design. You'll study solid mechanics and dynamics, and electrical and electronic principles, and specialise in more advanced subjects such as engineering programming and sustainable development. You'll put everything you learn to practice using our industry-standard facilities, making sure you graduate with the skills you need to succeed in your career. Course highlights

  • Specialise in advanced subjects such as computer-aided design (CAD) engineering, sustainable product development and design for quality
  • Put your skills to the test by building your own products in our manufacturing workshops
  • Have to option to expand your learning and meet potential employers by completing your final-year project in industry
Accreditation This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). After the course, you'll be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience. Careers and opportunities With experience, you can expect to get a salary from £25,000 to £35,000 as a mechanical engineer and up to £40,000 as a manufacturing engineer. But you could also apply your skills to any number of roles in industries such as aerospace, oil refinery, machinery manufacture and plastics. All engineering roles are listed in the UK Government’s 'skills shortage list' – which means engineers are currently in high demand. Graduating with a degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering gives you all the skills to work in areas such as:
  • product design
  • manufacturing and installation
  • project management
  • research development
Graduate destinations Our graduates have worked for companies such as:
  • McLaren Formula One
  • Royal Navy
  • Cobra Engineering
What jobs can you do with a mechanical and manufacturing degree? Roles you could go onto include:
  • engineering officer
  • automotive mechanical engineer
  • design engineering
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. "I enjoyed my course, particularly the project based learning, which allowed practical work to be carried out alongside the theory." Sophie Washington, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Student

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Design (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Materials and Manufacture (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Dynamics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (20 credits)
  • Mathematical Principles (20 credits)
Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Computer Aided Engineering and Product Manufacture (20 credits)
  • Engineering Design (20 credits)
  • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics (20 credits)
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (20 credits)
Optional modules in this year currently include:
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis (20 credits)
  • Engineering Programming (20 credits)
  • Materials and Manufacture (20 credits)
  • Robotics and Automation (20 credits)
Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Individual Project (40 credits)
  • Computer Aided Engineering (Product Realisation) (20 credits)
  • Design for Quality (20 credits)
  • Manufacturing Systems (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Management (20 credits)
Placement year (optional) After your second or third year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Previous students have been on placements to companies such as: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Renishaw, Eaton. In your placement year, you can also set up a business on your own or in a group. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • written coursework
  • multiple-choice tests
  • presentations
  • mini projects
  • a major piece of supervised independent work
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
  • Year 1 students: 84% by written exams and 16% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 56% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 40% by written exams and 60% by coursework

Professional bodies

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

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of
  • Accreditation of European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
HH37
Institution code:
P80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £19200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/ug-tuition-fees
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at University of Portsmouth - UCAS