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Anglia Ruskin University

Mechanical Engineering (with Placement year)

UCAS Code: H301

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Science. Grade B, or grade 6, in Maths is required.

UCAS Tariff

104

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, repair or operate the things we need in everyday life. Learn in one of the most advanced engineering laboratories in any UK university. Our course is rated in the top 7 of the Guardian university league table 2017. This course is accredited by the IET and IMechE and has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.
Mechanical engineers solve problems through innovation, helping society to become more advanced and adventurous.

Our course will prepare you to work in competitive commercial and industrial environments. It gives you both academic and practical skills, so you become an analytical and creative problem-solver. You’ll develop valuable skills in teamwork, management and leadership and learn an integrated approach to engineering valued by employers. We’ll explore how engineering works in the business context, and how to achieve results within financial constraints.

Using test and measurement equipment, you’ll learn how to specify and design electronics subsystems. You’ll understand how to use computer-based and mathematical methods to model and analyse mechanical-engineering problems.

You’ll also consider your professional and ethical responsibilities, including the global and social contexts of engineering. Hands-on experience, plus lectures from visiting engineers, will ensure you’re up-to-date with current methods in industry. There’s the option of doing a year-long placement in industry between years 2 and 3.
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Our facilities include a CAD/CAM centre, industrial-scale CNC milling machine, CNC lathe, rapid prototyping machine, scanning electronic microscope, Instron bi-axial fatigue-testing machine, tensile-testing machine, material-preparation facilities, welding equipment and electronic testing and measuring equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generating and testing facilities.

This programme is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Students completing an IMechE accredited degree are deemed to have met, part or all, of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and are in a strong position to move on to achieve professional engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry.

Modules

Year one, core modules

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

Year two, core modules

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

Placement year

Year four, core modules

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

Assessment methods

We’ll use a range of assessment methods to check your academic and practical progress throughout the course. These include exams, essays and reports, work relating to practical classes and demonstrations, log books, presentations and posters.

Tuition fees

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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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