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Course summary

Our 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 a career in Engineering. Our Mechanical graduates have gone on to a range of engineering roles including design engineers, project engineers, systems engineers and mechanical engineers. The course can offer you unique opportunities to engage with industry and to get involved in real life projects and this experience will help you develop, grow and have a great future as a modern engineer. You will gain fundamental and advanced theoretical knowledge through a range of engineering topics with continuous opportunities to apply and evaluate this acquired knowledge in various practical situations using our mechanical engineering laboratory equipment. Alongside these subject specific skills, we’ll work with you to develop your employability and transferable skills, so you’ll be able to approach industry with confidence. You will be surrounded by supportive and approachable teaching and technical staff and you will be offered opportunities to develop skills that 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 Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (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 you’ll be supported by our own placements team and careers staff with your CV preparation, interviews and careers skills to make sure you present yourself and your talent in the best possible way. For example, mechanical engineering students have gained placements previously with Bentley and Alton Towers amongst others. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (with a placement year)


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).

Assessment method

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Mechanical Engineering (with a placement year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS