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Mechanical Engineering 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, in addition to 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. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year.

Alternatively you could apply for the integrated Master's degree which can be completed over five 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. You can spend your third year on a work placement scheme.

Professional bodies

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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

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).
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 from Scottish Highers in required subjects.
Extended Project We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points 28 - 31 overall
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D 104 tariff points (Grade D*D) in a required subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM 112 tariff points in a required subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D 104 tariff points (Grade D*D).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. 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 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 English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components) or equivalent.

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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