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Blackburn College

Mechanical Engineering with Industry Year

UCAS Code: YH10

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

You’ll need 96 UCAS points to join this programme (formerly 240 UCAS points) with the majority generated from directly relevant subject areas; A/AS Level in a Physical Science, e.g. Mathematics, Physics and Electronics, or level 3 equivalent; Minimum GCSE grade C in Mathematics, In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview or an appropriate diagnostic test that involves the current recommendation process. Students without the relevant skills will be offered a level 3 mathematics course at Blackburn College which must be successfully completed before they commence studies on the BEng programme.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (with Industry Year) programme allows you to study Mechanical Engineering at Honours degree level and undertake a year in industry.

Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines and students will find opportunities in a broad range of engineering fields; energy and utilities, transport, defence, oil and gas, automotive.

Engineering impacts upon every aspect of modern life. Disciplines include mechanical, electrical and electronic, energy, chemicals, metals and materials, aeronautical, other aspects of transport, automotive and bioscience. The pace of technological change in engineering means that there is an increasing need for skilled workers and, according to the Engineering Council, professional engineers currently achieve salaries comparable with other professionals, for example, accountants and solicitors.

The sector is very significant in the UK, accounting for more than a third of all UK exports and remains crucial to our economy and economic recovery. The UK electronics industry is the fifth largest in the world, in respect of production, and UK Aerospace industry is the second largest in the world after the USA.

Modules

?This degree programme includes a Year in Industry which you will undertake when you have completed Level 5 modules and before you return to study Level 6 modules.

When you study at Level 4, you will study a common set of modules alongside other Engineering students. These have all been designed to help you develop the skills you’ll need for higher level study of Engineering.

At Level 5 you will study modules which are unique to Mechanical Engineering. All of the modules are mandatory.

The year in industry / Work Placement

The year in industry must last between 9 and 12 months. You will be required to complete work during the industry year and then present this to students on the programme when you enter the 4th year.

During your year in industry you will receive two visits from a member of staff to check on your progress with your employer.

The year in industry will commence with a short series of lectures introducing the benefits and requirements of undertaking a placement, and developing the basic skills needed to gain a placement and benefit from the experience.

Your industry placement is expected to have a focus on applying the knowledge from your degree programme in an employment context.

Please note: Industry placements are subject to availability. You are also responsible for any costs in travelling to and from your work placements, for any accommodation costs and in some instances the cost of acquiring a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.

At Level 6 you will undertake a core set of mandatory but will be also able to undertake an Advanced Individual Project in an area of your specialism.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Laboratory and Workshop
?Mathematics for Engineers
?Mechanical and Electracial / Electronic Fundamentals
?Introduction to CAD/CAM
?Programming and Control
?Materials, Design and Sustainability

Level 5 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Fluid Power and Control
?Mathematics and Simulation
?Group Design and Build Project
?The Professional Engineer
?Thermofluids
?Materials, Manufacturing Methods and Sustainability

Level 6 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Advanced Individual Project
?Engineering Leadership and Management
?Vibrational Analysis and Failure Modes
?Mechanical Systems
?Advanced CAD/CAM

Assessment methods

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You will be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.

Formative and summative assessments enable lecturers or tutors to monitor the learning that has/is taking place. Summative assessment is not always noticeable by the student as it is a continuous process; lecturers or assessors may observe participation and responses to class discussions and group work, a student’s response to question and answer sessions, participation in workshop practical and engagement with demonstrations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.

Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

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Blackburn College

Department:

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