This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview With huge technological advances taking place in areas of transport, energy, healthcare and robotics, studying mechanical engineering can put you in a position to influence the future of global industries. To meet the challenges of the engineering world, you'll study the design, development, modelling and operation of engineered products and systems. To establish your expertise in engineering, you'll get to specialise in subjects such as sustainable development, computer-aided engineering and computational fluid dynamics. This 4-year MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering integrated Master's degree course is similar to our 3- year BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course. The difference is you'll study more advanced topics leading to a Master's degree at the end of the course. Course highlights
- Learn about the underlying elements of successful engineering and manufacturing projects, including engineering analysis, optimisation and design
- Work on a project proposal sponsored by an external company – previous students have worked on a heat loss optimisation with Rolls Royce, fire alarms with Apollo Fire Detectors and wind turbine blade production with Vestas
- Get the chance to be involved in Formula Student, where you'll design, construct and test a competitive race car with fellow students to be judged and raced at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix
- Babcock International
- Pall Corporation
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
- Bosch Thermotechnology
- mechanical engineer
- design engineer
- test engineer
- project manager
- energy storage analyst
- mechanical design engineer
Year 1 Core modules in this year currently include:
- Electrical and Electronic Principles
- Introduction to Design
- Introduction to Materials and Manufacture
- Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
- Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Mathematical Principles
- Computer Aided Engineering and Product Manufacture
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
- Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
- Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Engineering Programming
- Materials and Manufacture
- Modern Foreign Language
- Robotics and Automation
- Design for Quality
- Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
- MEng Individual Project
- Sustainable Development and Environmental Management
- Advanced Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Big Data Applications
- Energy Systems
- Multidisciplinary Group Project
- Structural Application of Finite Elements
- Structural Integrity
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Control Systems
- Renewable Energy Management
You’ll be assessed through:
- written examinations
- practical tests
- project work
- Year 1 students: 84% by written exams and 16% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 56% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 60% by written exams and 40% by coursework
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Engineering and Technology, Institution of
- Accreditation of European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
- Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
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
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
English language requirements
|English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
|An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
|79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
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Fees and funding
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