Mechanical Engineering (Extended), BEng Hons

Mechanical Engineering (Extended), BEng Hons

Mechanical Engineering keeps the world moving, from bicycles to bi-planes, catapults to cranes, super cars to satellites and everything in between. Mechanical Engineers apply the fundamentals of science and mathematics to create practical, useful solutions that the rest of us can use. If it moves, or contains moving parts, mechanical engineers are behind it. They use the earth's energy and natural resources intelligently and efficiently to come up with optimum and cost effective solutions. Our programme prepares students for careers as professional mechanical engineers with the focus on innovation, analysis and development within a wide range of advanced engineering technologies. The programme, using our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, aims to develop a strong knowledge of engineering concepts across all mechanical subject areas, so as to form a basis for complex problem solving and innovation in whatever area the engineer is employed. A key feature of the programme is the exposure of students to real industrial problems, where leadership skills are developed through a team working approach.

This BEng Hons (Extended) degree programme is identical to the BEng Hons, but also includes a foundation year and has a slightly lower entry tariff. The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future mechanical engineering technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new mechanical engineering solutions that better society
  • To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of professional roles within mechanical engineering and associated specialist fields.

UCAS code

H308 M BEng/MEEx

Department

Engineering Science

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

4 years full-time
5 years sandwich
Part-time modes available

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

160 UCAS points

FROM 2 or 3 A levels with an additional AS level (including mathematics or a physical science/numerate subject) OR a National Diploma in engineering or relevant subject at MPP

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, mathematics and a science) or equivalent.

* Qualifications not listed above will be considered on application.

* Where relevant you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

Assessment

Student progress is assessed through a mix of examinations, assignments and project/lab work.

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation.

Career options

Graduates from this programme will be able to obtain employment in high-value manufacturing, automotive and aerospace industries. A number of former students have opted to create their own companies or for further postgraduate study.

Course content

  • Engineering Project Design and Implementation
  • Professional and Personal Development
  • Introduction to Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 & 2
  • Design and Materials
  • Practical and Experimental Skills
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 & 2
  • Materials
  • Engineering Management 1
  • Structures
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Fluids and Powder Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics and Design of Machines
  • Individual Project
  • Options from a range including: Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering; Control and Mechatronics; Advanced Fluid Mechanics; Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer; Engineering Systems Dynamics; Materials Under Stress; Bulk Solids Handling; Operations Management
  • Process Improvement Techniques
  • Quality Engineering

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