MEng Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate, Full-time

Mechanical Engineering MEng



Applying engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems

Overview

This five-year course takes the basics of BEng in Mechanical Engineering and delves deeper, with an emphasis on industry relevance.

You'll learn the principles of the field and use the latest technology to devise and implement practical solutions across a range of industry applications.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

5 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

H301

Placement:

Yes


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Course details

Learn current engineering practices and work to develop your own systems and solutions in response to a variety of applications.

You'll also become adept in the gathering, analysis and application of data, using information to your advantage to create effective mechanical engineering systems and solutions.

As you learn to integrate your knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design and business, you'll apply it to increasingly complex situations, developing your skills in lateral problem solving and innovative thinking.

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  • briefcase Work placement

    You are encouraged to take an optional industrial placement during the course.

    Though this is non-credited, our placements team will support you to find placement opportunities. This placement provides valuable experience and the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Computational Thinking and Practice
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Communication
  • Mathematical Methods 1

Year 2

  • Engineering Design and CAD
  • Management for Engineers 1
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mechanics and Thermofluids
  • Control, Measurement and Instrumentation

Year 3

  • Engineering Applications (Mechanical)
  • Materials and Manufacture 2
  • Management for Engineers 2
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Energy Systems Design
  • Engineering Design

Year 4

  • MEng Project
  • Mechanics; Dynamics
  • Advanced Energy Systems 1
  • Advanced Energy Systems 2

Year 5

  • MEng Dissertation
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Control Engineering
  • Option of Applied Design
  • Design Analysis or Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering
  • Group Design Project

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

ATAS

Please note this course requires an ATAS certificate unless you are a UK, EEA or Swiss national. The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is designed to provide additional security checks on students who study certain courses in Science and Engineering. The scheme is managed by the ATAS Team based at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

ABBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

National 5 Grade B in English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

BBBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. Please note that a minimum grade of B must be achieved in each of these required subjects.

National 5 grade B in English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. For further information see our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

BCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

GCSE Grade B/5/6 in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B1, B1, B3 at HL including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

OL English at B3.

New Grading System:

H2, H2, H2, H3 at HL including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

OL English at O3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

Grade 5 in SL English.

Technical subjects accepted

*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

National 5 Grade B in English.

A Level

BBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

GCSE Grade B/5/6 in English.

HNC

Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade A in the graded unit.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.

Technical subjects accepted

*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.

Minimum Year 3

HND

Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade A at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 60% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 70% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £14,350 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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You'll be in demand all over the world. With the industry focus this course provides, and the practical experience and contacts from the work experience component, your career prospects will be extremely promising.

You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further study at PhD level.

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