Aston University, Birmingham

Mechanical Engineering Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our MEng Mechanical Engineering course is offered as either a four or five year course with integrated placement year. It introduces a full range of core engineering science modules coupled to practical projects to ensure a highly integrated and industry relevant degree programme. The MEng degree takes the BEng and develops it to a full Masters level programme which fully meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

The fast-evolving nature of mechanical engineering means that future generations of graduates must embrace change and thrive on a love of innovation. The challenges and rewards for skilled engineers who can design, manufacture and manage advanced products and processes are greater than ever.

Throughout the course we emphasise the need to be able to apply engineering knowledge, technical skill, strong management skills and innovation to successfully solve engineering problems. You can expect to work on major projects often in partnership with commercial engineering companies.

Our close links with industry and the broad basis of our degree programmes ensure our students’ attractiveness to a wide range of employers and enhance our graduate employment record. Graduate opportunities exist in the fields of research, development and design, automotive engineering, manufacturing systems engineering, power generation, advanced technology and computer-aided design, accountancy, management, marketing, Navy, Army and RAF Officer training.

Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purpose of meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Engineer (CEng)

  • Mechanical Engineering is ranked in the Top 15 for career prospects in the 2017 Guardian University Guide

  • Ranked top 30 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian League Table 2017)

  • Ranked 5th in expenditure per student in the 2017 Guardian University Guide

  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, to boost your future employment prospects.

Course details


The first year encompasses a broad study of the fundamental disciplines of mechanical, electrical and design engineering. The second and final years incorporate a combination of core material and elective modules, providing the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest or professional relevance.

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Including A-Level Mathematics and a Physical Science or technology A level (e.g. Physics, Electronics, Design Technology). - Standard offer
BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B
BCC: Contextual offer (more details
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC (QCF) Engineering DDM including the following units and at Distinction: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Principles, Further Mechanical Principles.

BTEC (RQF) Engineering DDM including the following units and at Distinction: Engineering Principles, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, Further Engineering Mathematics, Specialist Engineering Project

For other BTEC combinations or subject (Science or Technical) please see Aston's web pages.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at level 3 including at least 15 credits at Level 3 in Mathematics and 15 credits at Level 3 in Physical Science
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language Grade C/4 and above and Mathematics Grade C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points with 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics grade 5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,400 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity ** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

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