University of Northampton has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Why choose this course?
During your first year you will be introduced to the fundamental principles and concepts of engineering, along with knowledge and understanding of technical requirements and management issues. You will also cover design and analytical principles and materials science.
In the second year we will extend your knowledge and skills to more complex issues. We encourage you to work in an industrial setting so that you can work alongside professional, experienced engineers to solve real problems. We will work with the companies and oversee the work that you do to make sure you have the best possible learning environment. The industry experience will develop your problem-solving, teamwork and analytical skills and you will have the chance to use computer aided engineering software packages. Your second year will also include a substantial project to demonstrate everything that you’ve learned through the course.
The final year will develop your skills and abilities further, encouraging independent critical thinking and evaluation of engineering technologies. We will look at computer simulation and modelling, current quality and manufacturing practices, and the applications of technology for solving real engineering problems. You will also work on a substantial project, which is often industry based or industry related.
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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• Analytical Method for Technology (compulsory)
• Introduction to Engineering Design (compulsory)
• Engineering Industry Practice (compulsory)
• Mechanical Principles (compulsory)
• Materials Science (compulsory)
• Electrical Principles (compulsory)
• Engineering Design (compulsory)
• Analogue and Digital Electronics (compulsory)
• Advanced Mechanical Principles (compulsory)
• Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems Technology (compulsory)
• Innovation and Management for Engineers (compulsory)
• Engineering Project (designated)
• Work-based Case Study (designated)
• Computer Simulation and Modelling (compulsory)
• Lean Manufacture and Quality Applications (compulsory)
• Advanced Electromechanical System Design (compulsory)
• Machines and Mechanisms (compulsory)
• Engineering Project (compulsory)
Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
You will be assessed through:
• oral presentations
• group work
• practical reports
• critical reviews
• end of module exams.
Coursework is used to assess specific learning outcomes and offer the opportunity for you to develop transferable skills in terms of research, communication skills, problem solving, oral presentation skills, group activities and time management.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
|Scottish Higher||BCC||or CCCC|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||P3, P3, P3|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4, H4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent is required. Please note Key Skills or Functional Skills qualifications and their equivalents are not accepted.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|