Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons)

Overview

If you've got an interest in engineering and want to lead from the front by designing and building products that are smarter, faster and more efficient, this is the ideal course for you.

On this BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of engineering science and design, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and specialise in more advanced subjects such as engineering programming and sustainable development.

You'll create your own designs in our manufacturing workshops and have the option to get involved in the University's Formula Student racing team.

After the course, you'll be set to work in engineering and technology in areas such as manufacturing and the armed forces. Or you could start you own specialist company.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn about the underlying elements of successful engineering and manufacturing projects, including solid mechanics and dynamics, and electrical and electronic principles
  • Specialise in advanced subjects such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) engineering, sustainable product development and design for quality
  • Use our CAD and rapid prototyping suites, energy systems lab, petroleum engineering lab, and metrology and 3D scanning microscopy facilities
  • Put your skills to the test by building your own products in our manufacturing workshops
  • Have to option to expand your learning and meet potential employers by completing your final-year project in industry
  • Get the chance to be involved in Formula Student, where you'll design, construct and test a competitive race car with fellow students

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies.

What you'll study 

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Introduction to Design
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Mathematical Principles

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Computer-Aided Engineering and Product Manufacture
  • Engineering Design
  • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Control Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering Programming
  • Institution-wide Language Programme

Placement year (optional)

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have been on placements to companies such as:

  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
  • Renishaw
  • Eaton

In your placement year, you can also set up a business on your own or in a group.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • BEng Individual Project
  • Computer-Aided Engineering (Product Realisation)
  • Design for Quality
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Management

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory and project work
  • Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) system activity
  • independent study

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • written coursework
  • multiple-choice tests
  • presentations
  • mini projects
  • a major piece of supervised independent work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 84% by written exams and 16% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 56% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 40% by written exams and 60% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you'll be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience.

There's currently a shortage of talented engineers in the UK and abroad, so there will be many opportunities open to you when you graduate.

What can you do with a Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including:

  • product design
  • manufacturing and installation
  • project management
  • research development

What jobs can you do with a Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • manufacturing engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

BEng (Hons), BEng (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

80-96 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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