University Centre Peterborough

BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering University Centre Peterborough Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

This course has been developed to meet the demands and skills shortages of the mechanical ad manufacturing industry. The course integrates academic learning, essential practical skills, design, and management and prepares students for roles such as Research & Design Engineer, Senior Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Product Design and Project Management.

Mechanical design engineers provide solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from components to large plant machinery or vehicles. Manufacturing engineers continually improve quality and efficiency of manufacturing processes and are instrumental in determining profit margins.

The first year covers core engineering principles and technologies such as mathematics, mechanical engineering, materials and fabrication techniques. You will also spend time completing structured design projects.

In the second year there is greater emphasis on the application of the year 1 core principles through design in modules such as 3D Computer Aided Design, Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics as well as Automation in Industry. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a team engineering project taking a requirements to a conceptual design.

The final year enables students to investigate and critically evaluate different design methodologies in mechanical and manufacturing control systems engineering and provides an opportunity to take part in research and development through the undergraduate major project.

The BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has been endorsed by regional engineering companies and also provides a foundation for a variety of postgraduate courses.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details

Modules

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.

Year one for full-time students (Level 4)
•Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
•Manufacturing Processes (15 credits)
•Engineering Materials (15 credits)
•Product Specification and Design (15 credits)
•Further Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
•Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (15 credits)
•Mechanical Principles 1 (15 credits)
•Electrical Principles (15 credits)

Year two for full-time students (Level 5)
•Applied Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
•Business Management for Engineers (15 credits)
•Computer Aided Engineering (15 credits)
•Applied Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (15 credits)
•Mechanical Principles 2 (15 credits)
•Engineering Design Team Project (15 credits)
•Automation in Industry (30 credits)

Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
•Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits)
•Control Systems Engineering (15 credits)
•Project Management for Engineers (15 credits)
•Structural Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis (15 credits)
•Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (15 credits)
•Lean Manufacturing (15 credits)
•Polymer Processing and Recycling (15 credits)

Click here for more information about each of the core modules.

A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 38 additional hours per week during term-time.
•For details of classification of awards please refer to page 91 of Academic Regulations.
•For details of progression and module scenarios please refer to page 83 of Academic Regulations.
•For details of compensation scenarios please refer to page 66 of Academic Regulations.
•For details of assessment offences please refer to page 105 of Academic Regulations.
•For details of how we will inform you of changes to modules please refer to page 2 of the terms and conditions.

Assessment method

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods:
•Coursework
•Reports
•Portfolio
•Reflective log book
•Presentation/oral assessment
•Written assessment
•Written examination
•Practical placement
•Computer Aided Design
•Virtual laboratory assessment
•Measurement and testing laboratory
•Practical machining and manufacturing skills
•Multiple choice examination
•Dissertation (final year)

We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance.

A formative assessment workshop is written into all module plans and usually take place in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. Each course includes a summative feedback session where marked work is returned.

Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6.

70%+ First
60-69% 2:1
50-59% 2:2
40-49% Third


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 MAN1
Institution code P56
Campus name University Centre Peterborough
Campus code -

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points 64 UCAS points with at least one qualification in a related subject:
•A-levels (in Mathematics and Physics)
•BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
•IB Diploma
•Access to HE

Students who have completed a level 4 or 5 qualification in Engineering (such as HNC/D or FdSc) may be entitled to module exemptions in either years 1 or 2.

Students who do not qualify by any of these qualifications should call 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk to discuss equivalent qualifications and previous experience.

You must have GCSEs English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above.

We accept A level General Studies and AS levels when combined with other full qualifications.

If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.0 or above or an equivalent English Language qualification.

A face to face interview is required before an offer can be made.

ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APCL) FOR ENTRY

APCL relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study. If you have previously completed a course which is relevant to your proposed course you should make this clear when you apply. For this to be eligible for consideration you must be able to provide certification, which shows your success in a final assessment for that course. Learning must be completed in the last five years or further evidence of updating will be required. Simple participation in a course or an attendance certificate is not sufficient.

EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL)

UCP offers students flexibility in their studies, by recognising learning they may have completed elsewhere before they apply. The Accreditation of Prior Learning processes ensure that we can take this into account when determining the modules you must study. It is important that you should identify any relevant prior learning when you apply. If your previous study specifically relates to modules on the course you wish to undertake we may approve a reduced programme of study, thus shortening the time it takes to obtain your award. Where this relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study, this is called Prior Certificated Learning, and where learning has been achieved through relevant work or experience, this is referred to as Prior Experiential Learning. Claims must be approved before you commence a course.

EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APEL)

It is important to understand that the APEL process does not award academic credit for experience alone, but for learning which can be shown to have been achieved through that experience. Students are required to prepare an individual case for the credit arising from their learning experiences. This normally means that a student receives support in the preparation of a portfolio, in which their claim is justified in detail and is supported by relevant evidence. This portfolio of evidence is then submitted for assessment and the possible award of academic credit. Alternative methods of assessment of evidence may be available but needs to be discussed with the Admissions team or Course Leader.

If you have any questions about entry requirements contact the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.0 or above or an equivalent English Language qualification.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 Year 1
EU £8,000 Year 1
England £8,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 Year 1
Scotland £8,000 Year 1
Wales £8,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Peterborough
University Centre Peterborough
Park Crescent
Peterborough
PE1 4DZ


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