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Course summary

Why choose this course? This is a flexible course, with many options to add even more value to your studies. The BEng Mechanical Engineering is available to study full-time or part-time, with teaching delivered over multiple days each week. If you would prefer day-release study, the BSc Engineering offers this option. You can study for three years to achieve the BEng, and you can add an additional year in industrial placement between the second and third year, so that you can put your studies to practice. If you choose to, you can then study for a further year to achieve the award of MEng, an integrated postgraduate stage, giving you a more in-depth experience of engineering principles and the opportunity to showcase all that you have learned in a substantial group research project. One of the key features of this course is engagement with industry and this is supported by local engineering employers through the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP). With regards to employment, 90% of students who study the BEn/MEng go on to work and / or study within 15 months after the course* By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

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  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
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  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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  • We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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Stage 1: • Introduction to Engineering Design (compulsory) • Mathematics for Engineers (compulsory) • Materials Science (compulsory) • Thermo-Fluid and Mechanical Principles (compulsory) • Electrical and Electronic Principles (compulsory) • Mathematics for Engineers (compulsory) • Engineering Industry Practice (compulsory) Stage2: • Engineering Design (compulsory) • Control Systems (compulsory) • Solid Mechanics (compulsory) • Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (compulsory) • Industrial Appreciation (compulsory) • Advanced Thermo-Fluids (compulsory) Optional Placement Year • Learning Through Work (WBL) (designated) Stage 3: • Computational Fluid Mechanics (compulsory) • Heat Transfer (compulsory) • Lean Manufacturing and Quality Applications (compulsory) • Heat Transfer (compulsory) • Mechanisms and Machines (compulsory) • Engineering Project (compulsory) Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment tools are used including: • essays • reports • end of stage examinations.

Professional bodies

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

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A-level Mathematics or Extended Diploma in Engineering or T-Level in Engineering are required; plus GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or Functional Skills level 2 Application of Number or an equivalent qualification required

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mechanical Engineering at University of Northampton - UCAS