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Mechanical Engineering (Integrated Master's) Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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This degree develops high calibre engineers who are able to function both as an engineer and a technology leader in sectors such as aerospace, marine, automotive, alternative energy, oil and gas, and other high-tech industries.

Industry-seasoned practitioners and guest speakers deliver your training in our brand new state-of-the art Innovation Centre, giving you the knowledge and skills required to understand the behaviour, performance and limitations of new technologies. You will also learn modelling and simulating the performance of technologies, whilst learning how to apply them to real-world situations.

You can spend year 3 on a work placement, gaining a minimum of 30 weeks’ experience in a relevant industry. Our students have previously had placements with Jaguar Cars Ltd, Xerox, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and Dyson Appliances Ltd to name but a few. This proves invaluable in helping to enhance your employment prospects. Within six months of completing their course, 90% of our students who study engineering courses are in a professional/managerial position (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).

Offered as an integrated Master’s degree over five years. Alternatively you could apply for the BEng (Hons) award which can be completed over four years of study.

Accredited by the IED, this degree develops high calibre engineers who are able to function both as an engineer and a technology leader in sectors such as aerospace, marine, automotive, alternative energy, oil and gas, and other high-tech industries.

Course details

Modules

You will study a range of modules including Engineering Design with Practice, Engineering Principles A+B, Materials with Practice, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Engineering Mathematics, Manufacturing and Engineering Materials, Stress and Dynamics, Engineering Simulation, Fluids and Thermodynamics, Management and Commercialisation, Engineering Mathematics for Mechanical Systems Design, Engineering Project, Thermofluids and Energy Conversion, Business Development, Advanced Stress and Vibration, Computational Engineering, Advanced Materials, Structural Integrity & Project Management. You can spend your third year on a work placement scheme.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent in required subjects. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
Required subjects: Mathematics and a Science or Technology subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM) in a required subject
Access to HE Diploma 102 - 118 tariff points in a required subject with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 tariff points in required subjects.
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points 28 - 31 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects including grade H5 in 2 required subjects
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 104 tariff points (Grade D*D) in a required subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma 112 tariff points in a required subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 tariff points (Grade D*D) in a required subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Required subjects: Mathematics and a Science or Technology subject
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 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

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. UK/EU/Channel Island students: Your tuition fees will be the same for the first three years of your course. The fee for the final year (postgraduate/Level 7) is £7,000. International students: Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850.

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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