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Course summary

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.You will have the opportunity to participate in the Formula Student competition, working with other students to design and build a single-seater racing car. Our BEng / MEng in Mechanical Engineering received 96% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020. Placement Year A 'sandwich' placement year in industry enables you to build industry contacts while developing your skills and professional confidence. Professional accreditation These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

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) Final Year Team Project (core) Advanced Solid Mechanics (core) Modelling and Optimisation (core) Risk Assessment & Management (optional) Polymer and Materials Engineering (optional) Supply Chain Management and Production (optional) Vehicular Powertrain and Dynamics (optional) Automotive Tribology and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (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, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H306
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
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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
EU £21124* Year 1
International £21124* 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) at University of Bradford - UCAS