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Course summary

Overview Mechanical engineers are involved with the design and manufacturing of almost anything with moving parts, from household appliances to renewable energy systems. Our accredited three-year BEng in Mechanical Engineering incorporates a range of engineering disciplines including stress analysis, fluid dynamics, control systems, and thermodynamics. You’ll have access to industry-standard software and facilities, helping you develop a well-rounded skill set and become the digital engineer of the future. Regular practical sessions will reinforce this knowledge while group activities will equip you with transferable soft skills like communication and leadership. Our state-of-the-art facilities in Productivity East act as a link between our students and our industrial partners, helping you secure placements and graduate employment. Our course structure, innovative teaching and assessment, and embedded employability opportunities have all been praised by professional accrediting bodies like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). About This Course Mechanical engineering is a great fit for people who are curious about how things work, have a knack for problem solving, or are simply interested in machines and manufacturing. You’ll work in industry-standard facilities in Productivity East, the home of Engineering at UEA. Your curiosity will be encouraged throughout your engineering studies, as you develop the mind-set, tools, experience, and insight you need to pursue a rewarding career in mechanical engineering. All our engineering courses follow a common first year, to build a foundation of engineering knowledge including problem solving, computer aided design, manufacturing, and engineering, programming, and sketching. At the beginning of the course, you’ll be tasked with an industrially sponsored group project to develop commercial awareness and soft skills like teamworking and communication which will serve you well in your studies and future career. You’ll then deepen your knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics, control systems, thermodynamics, design, and manufacturing. You can tailor the course to your interests with optional modules in electrical engineering, energy storage, solar energy engineering, and nuclear energy engineering. The pinnacle of the course is a major individual project on a topic of your choice. This could be based on a real-world challenge related to an industrial partner or to the research of your supervisor. This is a unique opportunity to work on something close to your heart and use it as a passionate talking point in job interviews. Employability is built into your course from day one. Our annual Select partnership scheme is an exclusive opportunity for you to refine your interview skills, build your own professional network, and potentially gain a placement or a permanent position with one of our industrial partners. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in all components.

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £26100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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