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Mechanical Engineering (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mechanical engineering

First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.
Mechanical engineering involves the design and production of almost any machinery or operation of systems such as medical implant devices, aeroplanes, space vehicle systems, cars, robots, sports equipment and power stations. This includes the use of thermal, fluid, solid, finite methods, computer-aided design, simulation, energy, mechatronics, materials and manufacturing methods. It will enable you to use your skills in almost any engineering sector.
Our course has been carefully designed by experts in the field to prepare students for professional practice in the world of interdisciplinary technology.
The course provides you with analytical and scientific knowledge and management skills to design and manufacture complex mechanical systems.

Modules

Foundation : Mathematics (core) Physical Science (core) Engineering in Society (core) Year 1 : Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Principles (core) Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology (core) Engineering Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics (core) Engineering Practice and Introduction to Computer Aided Design (core) Year 2 :Mechanics 1 and Mechanical Design (core) Dynamics and Control (core) Advanced Mathematics and Mechanics 2 (core) Project and Quality Management for Mechanical Engineers (core) Year 3 : Individual Research Project (core) Computer Modelling and Techniques (core) Thermodynamics 1 and Heat Transfer (core) CFD and Energy Technology (core)

Assessment methods

The way we assess you varies from module to module and meets UEL assessment criteria. It
may include time-constrained assessments such as end-of-module exams or online tests, coursework, individual and group project work, laboratory reports and tests in theoretical and practical sessions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,500
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Mechanical engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
E

After graduation


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Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
17%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
10%
Production managers and directors

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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