Undergraduate Study

We offer the following degree programmes, which cover the related areas of mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineering. The main emphasis is on the technical core of engineering and you will therefore need to have an enthusiastic attitude to subjects such as mathematics and science.

All our degrees have been CEng (Chartered Engineer) accredited by the appropriate professional bodies the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineers).

The MEng streams offer a range of options suitable for both general engineering employment or for more specialised areas, including subjects such as Low Carbon Transport and Bioengineering. This reflects increasing interest in the environment and in an ageing population. Some specialist modules are given by other schools, such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Brief outlines of the content of the individual programmes are presented here:

We also offer Foundation Year entry to all of these degree programmes for students who have good qualifications but not including those specifically required for entry to our normal first year (ie not having sufficient mathematics and/or physical science background).

Mechanical Engineering BEng Honours- UCAS code H300

Our three-year BEng degree meets the standards of international Bachelors’ engineering degrees from the USA and Commonwealth countries. It has the same focus as our MEng programmes, covering a broad range of mechanical engineering topics to provide a breadth of career opportunities. You have the option to follow a specialist stream in the final year. It is possible to transfer between the MEng and BEng programmes up to the end of Stage 2, depending on whether you have reached an appropriate standard of achievement. With a Foundation Year (UCAS Code H304) this takes 4 years.

Full details for Mechanical Engineering BEng Honours (H300) can be found on the University's undergraduate website.

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering BEng Honours- UCAS code HH73

Our three-year BEng degree meets the standards of international Bachelors’ engineering degrees from the USA and Commonwealth countries. It has the same focus as our MEng programmes, covering a broad range of mechanical engineering topics to provide a breadth of career opportunities. You have the option to follow a specialist stream in the final year. It is possible to transfer between the MEng and BEng programmes up to the end of Stage 2, depending on whether you have reached an appropriate standard of achievement. With a Foundation Year (UCAS Code H304) this takes 4 years.

Full details for Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering BEng Honours (HH73) can be found on the University's undergraduate website.

Mechanical Engineering MEng Honours - UCAS code H301

In practice, many engineers develop into senior managers. In order to manage teams of specialist engineers effectively, it is helpful to have experience of the full spectrum of engineering activities. In contrast to the other specialist MEng degrees, this degree aims to equip you with knowledge and skills across a broad range of mechanical engineering topics to allow you to keep your career options flexible.

Full details for Mechanical Engineering MEng Honours (H301) can be found on the University's undergrduate website.

Mechanical and Low Carbon Transport Engineering MEng Honours- UCAS code H390

This degree is designed to meet the needs of the UK transport industries, in particular automotive consultancy, specialist vehicle designers and manufacturers, and the railway industry. The combination of a mechanical engineering background with automotive and rail specialisation ensures that our graduates have a range of career prospects in the transport industries and beyond.

Full details for Mechanical and Low Carbon Transport Engineering MEng Honours (H390) can be found on the University's undergraduate website.

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering MEng Honour - UCAS code HH37

The ability to develop solutions and products that will not only meet the requirements of customers, but also delight them, is highly sought after. This degree provides the knowledge and tools, and the practice at implementing them, to ensure that functional, effective, innovative and user-friendly products and solutions are generated and can be manufactured appropriately and profitably.

Full details for Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering MEng Honours (HH37) can be found on the University's undergraduate website.

Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics MEng Honours - UCAS code H3H6

Mechatronics combines precision mechanical engineering, electronic control, real-time computing, and systems for the design of products and processes in an interdisciplinary engineering environment. Mechatronic systems and design concepts are typically employed in such diverse products as automatic cameras, navigation systems and robots.

Full details for Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics MEng Honours (H3H6) can be found on the University's undergraduate website.

Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering MEng Honours - UCAS code H3H8

Bioengineering is a field embracing a wide range of engineering and medical techniques, including biomechanics, biotribology, biomaterials and biosensors. This degree will equip you to work in a range of jobs in industries supporting the health sector, or in that sector itself. Biomedical engineering courses are essentially the same, but may have a slightly different emphasis.

Full details for Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering MEng Honours (H3H8) can be found on the University's undergraduate website.

Mechanical Engineering (with Foundation Year) MEng Honours - UCAS code H305 OR BEng Honours - UCAS code H304

The Foundation Year adds an extra year to the degree programme. It is common to all engineering degrees in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, including all of the degrees offered by this School. It corresponds to the Freshman Year at a US university or the first year at a Scottish or European university.

Full details for Mechanical Engineering (with Foundation Year) BEng Honours (H304) and MEng Honours (H305) can be found on the University's undergraduate website.

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