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Mechanical Engineering, BEng Hons

 

Overview

Mechanical Engineering keeps the world moving, from bicycles to bi-planes, catapults to cranes, super cars to satellites and everything in between. Mechanical engineers apply the fundamentals of science and mathematics to create practical, useful solutions that the rest of us can use. If it moves, or contains moving parts, mechanical engineers are behind it. They use the earth's energy and natural resources intelligently and efficiently to come up with optimum and cost effective solutions. Our programme prepares students for careers as professional mechanical engineers with the focus on innovation, analysis and development within a wide range of advanced engineering technologies. The programme, using our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, aims to develop a strong knowledge of engineering concepts across all mechanical subject areas, so as to form a basis for complex problem solving and innovation in whatever area the engineer is employed. A key feature of the programme is the exposure of students to real industrial problems, where leadership skills are developed through a team working approach.

Accreditation

The BEng degree programme is 3 years in full-time mode. This programme is accredited by the DETC on behalf of the UK Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer (CEng). Please see MEng programmes if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study. 

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future mechanical engineering technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new mechanical engineering solutions that better society
  • To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of professional roles within mechanical engineering and associated specialist fields.

 

What you'll study

 

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

                Design and Materials (30 credits)

                Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)

                Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)

                Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)

 

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

                Structural Mechanics (15 credits)

                Electrical Circuits (15 credits)

                Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)

                Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers

                Fluids and Powder Dynamics (15 credits)

                Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)

                Thermodynamics (15 credits)

                Materials 2 (15 credits)

                Mechanics and Design of Machines (15 credits)

 

Year 3

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

                Engineering Management 2 (15 credits)

                Group Design & Project Management (15 credits)

                Project (BEng H Eng/Eng Tech) (30 credits)

                Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

                Advanced Control and Instrumentation Systems (15 credits)

                Fluids and Solids Handling Technology (15 credits)

                Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer (15 credits)

                Materials Under Stress (15 credits)

                Engineering System Dynamics (15 credits)

 
Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

                Engineering Management 2 (15 credits)

                Group Design & Project Management (15 credits)

                Project (BEng H Eng/Eng Tech) (30 credits)

                Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (15 credits)

 

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

                Advanced Control and Instrumentation Systems (15 credits)

                Fluids and Solids Handling Technology (15 credits)

                Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer (15 credits)

                Materials Under Stress (15 credits)

                Engineering System Dynamics (15 credits)

 

Students are also required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

                Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)

                Operations Management (15 credits)

                Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits)

                Quality Engineering (15 credits)

 

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