Mechanical engineers work in almost every sector you can think of – energy, transport, aviation, robotics, pharmaceuticals and the motor or marine industries. They focus on the technological aspect of engineering, and developing new techniques and tools that will solve real-world problems. There’s also the opportunity to specialise on an Advanced Vehicle Engineering pathway. Wherever you want to go, a degree in mechanical engineering can help to get you there. Here, expect a practical education with substantial workshop activities. You’ll spend time getting hands-on in our virtual engineering lab and with our state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, and your individual final-year project will be a 'design-make-test' project that simulates the tasks and challenges mechanical engineers face. Our course accreditation means that students are on the road to achieving Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. You’ll graduate with an impressive skillset and understanding, and as a valued member of a department with a proven track record for amazing future job prospects. Our students have an amazing track-record in winning national and international prizes, with recent winning prizes being awarded to our Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Vehicle Engineering students; including Engineering Sketches Prize competition, run by The Engineering Club, and the IMechE’s Best Project prize. Students joining us really are joining a winning team that will enhance their future job prospects. In this course you can choose to follow a specific pathway. The pathways options are detailed below: Advanced Vehicle Engineering
Year 1 • Engineering mathematics and modelling • Solid Mechanics and Materials • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics • Electrical Circuit Analysis • Design and Practice • Object Oriented Programming C++ Year 2 • Advanced engineering mathematics and modelling • Engineering design • Solid mechanics and FEA • Dynamics and control • Thermofluids and sustainable energy • Machine drives and mechatronics Year 3 • Optional placement year Year 4 • Manufacturing systems and materials technologies • Dynamics and systems modelling • Innovation and enterprise • Thermofluids and turbo machinery • Individual project
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
- Year 2
English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)
Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
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