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Anglia Ruskin University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H303

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English, Maths and Science.

UCAS Tariff

112

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

So much of our everyday life is influenced by engineered products. As a mechanical engineer you’ll design, develop, operate and manufacture products and parts across a range of sectors. Mechanical Engineering opens up a wide range of local, national and international career opportunities and as a Master of Engineering you’ll graduate in a prime position to take advantage of being a Chartered Engineer.

This four-year MEng Mechanical Engineering course, designed in accordance with the current requirements of higher education Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and relevant industry and the professional bodies such as IMechE and IET, will prepare you for a career in a wide range of engineering leadership positions.

You’ll benefit from dedicated support from our experienced staff, who are both experienced professionals from industry and expert researchers. Building on our BEng Mechanical Engineering degree, currently ranked 1st in the UK for course satisfaction and 7th overall in this year’s Guardian subject league table, you’ll experience the very best the engineering education sector has to offer.

You will undertake a wide range of laboratory work exploring manufacturing, 3D printing, thermodynamics, dynamics, and structural analysis, so you can analyse, calculate, model, and experience your proposed concepts. As a result of this integrated learning you’ll develop analytical and creative problem-solving skills which are highly valued by employers.

This MEng course differs from the BEng as it has an increased emphasis on project work, which you’ll experience as an individual and as part of a team. You’ll also undertake an integrated Major Group Project in your final year where you’ll look to solve real world industrial problems and as a result, benefit from working with potential future employers. You’ll also take an individual research module in year 3 to boost your self-managed learning and research skills. As a MEng student you’ll develop valuable commercial skills in areas such as marketing, Intellectual Property, team working dynamics, leadership, as well as engineering project management.

Our MEng Mechanical Engineering course leads students through computer based advanced design, simulation and modelling practice in various topics including computational engineering, fluid dynamics, stress analysis, and industrial management. You’ll benefit from using our workshop and laboratory facilities including CAD/CAM and engineering computer modelling centre, industrial-scale CNC milling and lathe machines, metal and plastic rapid prototyping machines, scanning electronic microscope, Instron bi-axial fatigue-testing machine, tensile-testing machine, material-preparation facilities, welding equipment, electronic testing and measuring equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generating and testing facilities, wind tunnel, air compressors, steam engine and many more laboratory facilities used during course and in individual and group major projects.

Modules

Year 1: Level 4

IT, Communications and Research Skills
Manufacturing
Introduction to Engineering Materials
Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
Mechatronics
Mathematics for Engineering 1
Computational Engineering

Year 2: Level 5

Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Statistics and Process Quality Assurance
Mathematics for Engineers 2
Computer-Aided Solid Modelling
Applied Mechanics
Materials and Processes
Engineering Design

Year 3: Level 6

Project Management for Technologists
Control and Vibration
Computer-Aided Engineering
Modelling and Simulation for Operations Management
Research Methods and Individual Project (Civil and Mechanical Engineering)
Thermofluids

Year 4: Level 7

Computer Aided Engineering Analysis
Automation and Robotics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Advanced Materials and Structural Integrity
Innovative Product Design and Manufacture
Major Group Project

Assessment methods

We will use a range of assessment methods to check your academic and practical progress throughout your study. These includes exams, essays and reports, work related to practical classes and demonstrations, log books, presentations, computer models, and posters.

Our focus in assessment is your learning, therefore we thrive to have a clear brief of assessment in all modules. We’ll support you through each semester with formative feedback on your progress and provide a fair assessment procedure.

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
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Engineering and the Built Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


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Mechanical 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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Engineering professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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