City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering (with Professional Placement)

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Course summary

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This course is suitable for individuals who relish problem-solving and have a strong desire to design and optimise advanced machines (be they driverless cars, high-speed trains, robotic manufacturing systems, tidal power stations or solar-powered generators) through the novel application of science and mathematics. This MEng Mechanical Engineering undergraduate programme encourages critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries. The courses are led by academic staff from our active Research Centres, supported by specialist professionals from industry. Students are strongly encouraged to undertake a 12 month placement at the end of year three. Students are paid while on placement and are visited by their personal tutor during this time. Following placement, students more fully appreciate the context and relevance of their university studies and gain a greater understanding of the industry they are about to join. Placements are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification. In recent years Mechanical Engineering students have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as TfL, Nissan, Gamma, G2  Energy, Interserve, AECOM and Network Rail. Mechanical Engineering graduates work in industries such as transport, power generation, manufacturing, automotive and energy. Our recent graduates have obtained posts within Ford, Howden, Delphi Diesel Systems, AVL, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Tube Lines and Holroyd.

Course details

Modules

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. They are also instructed in how to develop computer program, a skill that is evermore relevant and valuable. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs. Students begin to specialise in year two, advancing their knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics while also studying measurement, data analysis and mechatronics. The third year places increasing emphasis on mechanical design. Modules include: fluid mechanics, mechatronics and control, structural analysis, thermodynamics and heat transfer and engineering management. The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and group design exercises and modules covering variety of topics including advanced structural analysis and heat transfer, advanced computational fluid dynamics etc. Students can select one of the following options: European Global Product Design (EGPR), Formula Student, Aircraft Design Project or Gas Turbine project. Please note that project availability may vary year to year dependent on student cohort size, demand and resource constraints.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:

  • Year 1
Written examination: 63% ∙ Coursework: 37%
  • Year 2
Written examination: 60% ∙ Coursework: 40%
  • Year 3
Written examination: 47% ∙ Coursework: 53%
  • Year 4
Written examination: 39% ∙ Coursework: 61%


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H305
Institution code:
C60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are an overseas applicant, you must apply for an ATAS Certificate as part of the acceptance process onto this course. If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For 2020 fees information, please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees
Mechanical Engineering (with Professional Placement) at City, University of London - UCAS