Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering (with a placement year)

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Course summary

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Our new revalidated course has been designed for you to experience different aspects of Mechanical Engineering to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills and prepare you for career in Engineering. It could be as a Structural/FEA/CFD Analyst, Design Engineer, Engineering Manager, Manufacturing, Renewable Power Plant Engineer, Onshore/Offshore Engineer. You will be surrounded by supportive and approachable teaching and technical staff and you will be offered opportunities to develop skills underpin engineering and the chance to collaborate, communicate and be creative using our wide range of equipment. To maximise your practical experience, you will have opportunities to get hands-on with our cutting-edge facilities including, 3D scanners and 3D printers, rapid prototyping, laser cutters, wind turbine lab facilities and the latest CAD, CFD and FEA software. You will be encouraged to pursue a 9-12 months of work experience in industry between the second and final year of the course and our placement team will support you to identifying and applying for a suitable work placement. The BEng (Hons) degree partially satisfies the educational requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (with a placement year)

Course details


Year 1: Fundamentals of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering & Thermofluids, Introduction to Engineering Design & Practice, Introduction to Engineering Mathematics, Professional Development & Engineering Applications. Year 2: Mechanical Structures, Manufacturing Systems and Quality, Intermediate Engineering Mathematics, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Automation & Control Engineering, Design Engineering, Leadership & Management, Team Design Project for Sustainability Year 3: Placement year Year 4: Structures and FEA, Vibration Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Manufacturing Technology, Individual Engineering Project, Modern Power Plants and Clean Technology (Option Module), Manufacturing Operations (Option Modules).

How to apply

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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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
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit
Mechanical Engineering (with a placement year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS