Mechanical Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Course summary

So much of our everyday life is influenced by engineered products. Study your Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons) degree at ARU and learn to design, develop, operate and manufacture products and parts in our specialist lab whether it is in the manufacturing, the design, or even the materials. Our four-year MEng Mechanical Engineering degree course focuses on project-based learning, allowing you to take your in-class theory and apply it in a hands-on project module that will run throughout the year. Engineering is all about taking a product or system and looking at how it can be improved, whether it is in the manufacturing, the design, or even the materials. On our four-year Mechanical Engineering course, you'll learn through a wide range of lab sessions. We'll explore manufacturing, 3D printing, thermodynamics, dynamics, and structural analysis so you can analyse, calculate, model, and experience your proposed concepts. As a part of your project-based learning you will work as part of a team, with students from the different areas of mechanical engineering. This will allow you to develop skills that are invaluable to future employers, including analytical and creative problem-solving skills. You’ll also benefit from dedicated support from our experienced staff, who are experienced industry professionals and expert researchers. This Mechanical Engineering MEng course differs from the BEng as it has an increased emphasis on project work. You’ll also undertake an integrated Major Group Project in your final year where you’ll look to solve real-world industrial problems and as a result, benefit from working with potential future employers. You’ll also take an individual research module in Year 3 to boost your self-managed learning and research skills. As a MEng student you’ll develop valuable commercial skills in areas such as marketing, Intellectual Property, team working dynamics, leadership, as well as engineering project management. Our course leads students through computer based advanced design, simulation and modelling practice in various topics including computational engineering, fluid dynamics, stress analysis, and industrial management. You’ll benefit from using our workshop and laboratory facilities including CAD/CAM and engineering computer modelling centre, industrial-scale CNC milling and lathe machines, metal and plastic rapid prototyping machines, scanning electronic microscope, Instron bi-axial fatigue-testing machine, tensile-testing machine, material-preparation facilities, welding equipment, electronic testing and measuring equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generating and testing facilities, wind tunnel, air compressors, steam engine and many more laboratory facilities used during course and in individual and group major projects. Due to our new project-based curriculum, we've arranged for IMechE and IET to visit our campus, with a view to re-accrediting this course. Accreditation means it's been approved by a professional body as meeting their level of requirements. What is the difference between a BEng and an MEng course? A BEng course will enable to you apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status at the end of your course. To apply for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status you will also need to complete a Masters degree. A four-year MEng course is a three-year undergraduate degree with a one-year Masters degree in one course. On completing an MEng course you are able to apply directly for CEng status. Students completing an IMechE accredited degree are deemed to have met, part or all, of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and are in a strong position to move on to achieve professional engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry.


Year 1 (level 4) modules: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Skills, Design and Manufacturing Project, Materials and Mechanical Structures. Year 2 (level 5) modules: Ruskin Module, Product Development and Quality Engineering Project, Thermofluids, Advanced Engineering Skills. Year 3 (level 6) modules: Engineering Simulation and Optimisation Project, Vibration and Control, Numerical Methods in Engineering, Mechatronics. Year 4 (level 7) modules: Individual Major Project, Automation and Robotics, Innovative Product Design and Manufacture, Advanced Materials and Structural Integrity.

Assessment method

We will use a range of assessment methods to check your academic and practical progress throughout your study. These includes exams, essays and reports, work related to practical classes and demonstrations, log books, presentations, computer models, and posters. Our focus in assessment is your learning, therefore we thrive to have a clear brief of assessment in all modules. We’ll support you through each semester with formative feedback on your progress and provide a fair assessment procedure.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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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

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Mechanical Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS