Blackburn College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (with Industry Year) programme allows you to study Mechanical Engineering at Honours degree level and undertake a year in industry.
Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines and students will find opportunities in a broad range of engineering fields; energy and utilities, transport, defence, oil and gas, automotive.
Engineering impacts upon every aspect of modern life. Disciplines include mechanical, electrical and electronic, energy, chemicals, metals and materials, aeronautical, other aspects of transport, automotive and bioscience. The pace of technological change in engineering means that there is an increasing need for skilled workers and, according to the Engineering Council, professional engineers currently achieve salaries comparable with other professionals, for example, accountants and solicitors.
The sector is very significant in the UK, accounting for more than a third of all UK exports and remains crucial to our economy and economic recovery. The UK electronics industry is the fifth largest in the world, in respect of production, and UK Aerospace industry is the second largest in the world after the USA.
Laboratory and Workshop
Mathematics for Engineers
Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals
Introduction to CAD/CAM
Programming and Control
Materials, Design and Sustainability
Group Design and Build Project
The Professional Engineer
Mathematics and Simulation
Electro-pneumatic Machine Control
Materials, Manufacturing Methods and Sustainability
Advanced Individual Project
Engineering Leadership and Management
Vibrational Analysis and Failure Modes
Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You will be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.
Formative and summative assessments enable lecturers or tutors to monitor the learning that has/is taking place. Summative assessment is not always noticeable by the student as it is a continuous process; lecturers or assessors may observe participation and responses to class discussions and group work, a student’s response to question and answer sessions, participation in workshop practical and engagement with demonstrations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.
Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
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You’ll need 96 UCAS points to join this programme (formerly 240 UCAS points) with the majority generated from directly relevant subject areas; A/AS Level in a Physical Science, e.g. Mathematics, Physics and Electronics, or level 3 equivalent; Minimum GCSE grade C in Mathematics, In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above.
All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview or an appropriate diagnostic test that involves the current recommendation process. Students without the relevant skills will be offered a level 3 mathematics course at Blackburn College which must be successfully completed before they commence studies on the BEng programme.