Mechanical Engineering

Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering degree will develop you as a skilled engineer capable of undertaking mechanical engineering tasks within and across organisations. The course focuses on the importance of sustainable futures and the Government's STEM agenda, in order to give you the knowledge and attributes you will need to thrive in this ever-changing industry. You'll work on industry-standard analytical tools, develop your design skills, as well as exploring a wide range of facilities, such as our test cell and exhaust analysis equipment. Our engineering courses focus on project-based activities, giving you lots of opportunity to work in teams on projects from design to implementation. This will give you practical experience of applying engineering science to real world problems, working in multidisciplinary teams to develop your interpersonal skills, and prepare you for a key aspect of modern engineering practice. Problem solving and project management are key skills for an engineer, and our focus on practical experience will help to improve your skills in these highly sought after areas. During your studies, you will use the latest tools and technologies, developing new skills at an advanced level. The course will encourage your creative thinking and develop your engineering leadership skills. Building on a foundation of the generic skills required by tomorrow’s engineers, you will also explore the wider context of engineering, as well as the application of advanced engineering principles to solve problems through research and development. You’ll engage in independent study and systematic enquiry at an advanced level and take responsibility for the conclusions drawn from it. You will have lots of opportunity to apply industry-standard modelling and simulation techniques to the analysis, specification and design of mechanical engineering systems so that you are able to apply your knowledge and theory to a practical situation. In this way, we make sure you are ready to step straight into employment.

  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Course details

Modules

Year 1 - Engineering Design, Applied Mechanics & Dynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Materials and Manufacture and Mathematical Analysis Year 2 - Sustainable Design and Manufacture, Mechanics and Dynamics, Environmental Studies and Thermodynamics, Management of Engineering and Technology Innovation and Numerical Analysis Year 3 - Undergraduate Project, Power and Energy Systems, Design Management, Advanced Engineering Analysis and Dynamics and Control Year 4 - Master’s Group Project, Thermofluids, Finite Elements Analysis, Knowledge Based Engineering, Structural Integrity, International Logistics and Supply Chain and Operations and Process Management


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeH301
Institution code B25
Campus nameMillennium Point Campus
Campus codeA

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level ABB A minimum of two Alevels towards the tariff of 128 points grades ABB. Alevel maths is required at grade C or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM An overall grading of Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Engineering including either a Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or a Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit.
Access to HE Diploma Pass overall in an Engineering Access diploma with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2, including with a minimum of 15 credits at Merit or Distinction with 9 credits of these credits from Mathematics units and 6 credits in Science units.
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBBBC) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of BC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).   A combination of highers and advanced highers but must include advanced higher in grade C in Mathematics;
AS AA - EE Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 128 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians. Not including Early Years Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 128 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians. Not including Early Years Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 128 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCB.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). 2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade ABB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 3 or 4: Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 16 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 3 or 4 and alongside Students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted Engineering related courses. Students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, English Language Group B Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis
Extended Project Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 128 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 128 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. Maths must be at Higher Level (grade TBC). Must include English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 128 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade C. Must have been achieved at the point of application. City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number and Communication.
HNC (BTEC) P Engineering related courses May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P Engineering related courses May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points minimum Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham City University - UCAS