Year of entry 2013
Length 3 years or 4 years sandwich
UCAS code(s) H330
Fees UK and EU full-time students: £8,000 · Non-EU full-time international students: £11,000
You can work for a year in industry as part of your degree to gain valuable work experience (Sandwich Year)
International fee band 2 · More information
Location All Saints Campus, Manchester where is this?
Department School of Engineering
Features & benefits of the course
- This course is professionally accredited by both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology making it ideal for anyone seeking Chartered Engineer status.
- The course makes extensive use of brand new, state-of-the-art workshops and facilities.
- Designed in conjunction with industry to produce the range of strengths employers demand.
- Shares a common first and second year with other BEng degrees in the mechanical engineering network enabling you to transfer between courses.
The full-time four year sandwich routes gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement either in the UK or Europe which will boost your employment prospects.
Units you will study
In Year 1 you will study the design and manufacture of engineering systems. You will also learn practical engineering skills and carry out a range of laboratory experiments. Study units will give you practical hands-on experience of automotive technology and show how engineering has developed different modes of transport. The relevant mathematics and science is provided and applied to engineering examples.
In Year 2 you will be given design projects to test your creative engineering skills. Computer Aided Design packages will be used extensively to allow you to carry out advanced design and testing, and you will also learn vital management skills. You will be taught how to examine the behaviour of mechanical systems, how systems vibrate, how components fail, how heat moves through a system and how electronics control system behaviour. Year 2 also provides an introduction to aerodynamics.
If you opt for the four year sandwich route your third year will be spent on placement.
Year 3 studies (or Year 4 of the sandwich route) focuses on the key automotive skills desired by both the passenger and racing car industries. You will learn how to design a chassis using the latest computer packages for strength, dynamic and aerodynamic analysis. You will also study how vehicles move and how vehicle motion can be controlled in cornering and ride. The technology behind vehicle control systems such as ABS is also studied in an automotive mechatronics module. You will be able to take part in the design and development of a Formula Student racing car and can also undertake a final year project of your choice in any aspect of automotive engineering.
As part of our drive to deliver the very highest quality programmes we are reviewing our undergraduate courses to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. Some of the details given here may not yet reflect these improvements and information will be updated as it becomes available.
Combination of examinations and coursework.
85%* of engineering, design and technology graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
There is a national shortage of graduate engineers, particularly those with an accredited BEng qualification, making our graduates highly sought after by employers.
Engineering graduates enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates and one of the best starting salaries.
Our recent graduates occupy a wide variety of roles in engineering consultancies, manufacturing, aircraft design and manufacture, automotive and railway engineering, steel manufacturing, naval engineering, water companies and the nuclear fuels industry.
Further to this, employers outside of engineering also recognise the skills and problem-solving capacity of the engineering graduate, and there are opportunities in sales, commissioning, finance and management.
*Source: DLHE survey 2010 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
Minimum of 240 at A2 or acceptable alternatives (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3 Merit, Merit, Merit or Advanced Diploma). A2 Mathematics plus one from a science, engineering or technology subject (AS Mathematics at grade C if not offered at A2).
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE grade C (or acceptable alternative eg Functional Skills) English language.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Access to Science, Access to Engineering. 45 Level 3 credits at Merit grade.
International Baccalaureate points
28 with Mathematics at higher level
IELTS score required for international students
IELTS 6.0. with no element below 5.5
There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.
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