De Montfort University

Mechanical Engineering De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) provides you with the skills and abilities to become a professional engineer; you will study design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has movable parts. This could be from massive structures like oil platforms, to large jet engines, and single valves. You will also gain a number of analytical skills which are both subject related and as well as at a professional level, ensuring that you leave with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in modern industry. This course is dual accredited by the IET and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council, and students who successfully graduate with this degree may, with the appropriate further learning, meet the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.

100% of our Mechanical Engineering graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report. Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at DMU earned 98% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017, the second highest across all higher education institutes for this subject

Course details


First year
• Engineering Maths 1
• Mechanical Principles - Statics
• Materials Engineering
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Engineering Maths 2
• Mechanical Principles - Dynamics
• Design and Manufacture
• Programming

Second year
• Fluid Mechanics
• Materials Processing
• Instrumentation and Control
• Engineering Mathematics 3
• Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
• Product Design Analysis
• Project management
• Design of Machine Elements

Third year
• Individual Project
• Power and Energy Systems
• Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
• Fracture Mechanics
• Finite Element Analysis and Design

Optional modules (students chose 2 of the listed 4):
• Advanced Materials
• Sustainable Manufacturing
• Advanced Power Systems and Green Technologies
• Turbomachinery

Assessment method

The course is taught by knowledgeable, experienced staff who are willing to help you gain a sound understanding of the engineering principles along with the personal skills that will enable you to study successfully and embark on a rewarding career.
A variety of techniques are used throughout the course with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes. Student-centred learning takes place through the research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments and practical work-based exercises for the development of skills and understanding.
You will be exposed to industry-standard 3D design and FEA Analysis software and have access to computer and experimental laboratory facilities throughout the course.
You will normally attend around 12–16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake around 20 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H301
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least 2 A-Levels including A-Level Maths or Physics at C or above
Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
A level C Maths or Physics at C or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 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

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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De Montfort University
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