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MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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  • UCAS Code:
    H105
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

This professionally accredited degree develops high-calibre engineers who are able to function both as an engineer and a technology leader in sectors such as aerospace, marine, automotive, alternative energy, oil and gas, and other high-tech industries.

Industry-seasoned academics, practitioners and guest speakers deliver your practical training in our state-of-the-art Design & Engineering Innovation Centre, giving you the knowledge and skills required to understand the behaviour, performance and limitations of new technologies, in addition to modelling and simulating the performance of technologies.

As well as giving you a solid grounding in engineering, the course will provide an inspirational insight into emerging technologies within the sector and how to apply them to real-world situations. It also includes a career-affirming minimum 30-week period in a work placement, which will help you to make contacts and boost your potential within the profession.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), this degree fully meets the academic standards of Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng), which means you can apply for CEng status after gaining suitable experience in an engineering role. The course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

This is an integrated Master’s degree; we also offer a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering which can be completed in four years.

According to the latest Complete University Guide, BU has improved its ranking in 20 tables since 2017 and is now ranked in the top half of the respective tables for 22 subjects, one more than in 2017. Mechanical Engineering has improved its ranking by 23 places (37th/70), the most from any subject area at BU in this year.

91% of our final year students agreed they were able to contact our staff when they needed to, and that the resources and facilities supported their learning well. Why not join us on live chat and register now to meet us at an Open Day?

For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in August 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 4 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 5-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year

Accreditations:

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) & the Engineering Council and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE)

Required subjects:

A-Level Mathematics (or equivalent), and any Science or Technology subject

Entry requirements:

For 2018 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels in required subjects. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM  in a required subject. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. As an indication, 79% of the most popular units on this course in 2016/17 were assessed by coursework.

Download the programme specification (pdf 2898kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

The overall philosophy of this course is to produce graduates who, starting from an initial need, can design and develop well considered and potentially commercial products. Therefore, the ability of the applicant to think both laterally and logically, in both artistic and scientific domains is crucial in order to satisfy aesthetic, ergonomic, technological, manufacturing, standards and economic criteria.

In addition to the need for a broad basic knowledge and the ability to communicate in a wide range of disciplines, is the recognition that applicants must be able to think both creatively and analytically. The applicant must also have a desire to be able to learn about design by producing working prototypes of their solutions.

Experience of CAD would be beneficial although not essential.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

Engineers are constantly in demand and this course will give you all the skills and knowledge you'll need to do well in this varied and fascinating sector. When you graduate, you'll be equipped to take on a range of engineering roles across the manufacturing and engineering sectors and our graduate employment record in this field is excellent, with 95% of our students in work or further study within six months of finishing their course.

According to a recent report by the Economist, BU is ranked 3rd for boosting graduate salaries. In 2014, our graduates earned an average of £39,800 - £10,809 more than the expected earnings.

Graduates from our design and engineering courses are now working for a range of organisations, including Aish Technologies Limited, Canyons, General Electric Aviation, Modulift, Pall Aerospace and Visteon.

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the design and engineering sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. 

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student; see our Belong+ pages for more information.

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What our students say

David Maw

My placement involved work as a commercial structural engineer using Autodesk and Solidworks Finite Element Analysis software to model, analyse and optimise structures

What employers think

2010 CBI/EDI Education and Skills survey

Two thirds of employers believe gaining practical experience is the most valuable step you can take to improve your employment prospects.

What our students say

Martin Shutler

It’s a great privilege to combine this IED award with my Engineering qualification, this is an excellent addition and I am very pleased.