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Blackburn College

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: FH10

Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

Entry requirements


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32-48

Applicants to the foundation year with A-level (or other level 3 qualifications) gained within 5 years of entry will required to have either a minimum 32 UCAS points (formjerly 80 UCAS points) from subjects related to their intended target award or a minimum of 48 UCAS points(formerly 120 UCAS points) overall. Students meeting this criterion may be admitted without interview. We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications for these courses or from mature students whose Level 3 qualifications were gained more than 5 years ago. If this applies to you will be interviewed before your course and offered a place on the basis of your previously gained skills and experience. 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. You will not be required to have GCSE (or equivalent qualifications) at level 2 in English. However, all applicants will be required to have GCSE Mathematics grade C or higher, a qualification directly equivalent to GCSE Mathematics grade C in terms of level and scope, or to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skill in an assessment undertaken as part of the application process

About this course


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4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study Mechanical Engineering, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the Honours degree programme just yet.

This Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) course is the traditional route for those who wish to study Mechanical Engineering at University. You'll study for four years full-time and will enjoy studying both at University Centre at Blackburn College as well as in The Futures Centre -a new state-of-the-art development in Blackburn equipped with specialist electrical laboratory spaces and workshop areas.

This Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) is specifically concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. As a result, there are job opportunities for mechanical engineers in practically every field of work, transport, health, defence, manufacturing, entertainment, finance, publishing, building, design and research, to name but a few.
Mechanical engineers work on the design and analysis of mechanical systems such as automobiles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems and industrial machinery. At University Centre at Blackburn College we have a strong history of training tomorrow's engineering professionals. We have strong links with industry in the North West and industry experts frequently contribute to the programme in the form of visiting lecturers or subject specific tutors. Students on this programme will enjoy studying in our brand new £7million Futures Centre - a science and technology development on the Blackburn College campus featuring state-of-the-art workspaces and workshops for engineering students.

Modules

First year modules include:
?Preparing for Higher Education
?Foundation in Mathematics
?Foundation Science for Engineering & Construction

You will then move on to study:

In the second year, if studying full-time, you will study:
?Introduction to Algebra, Graphs and Complex Numbers
?Introduction to Calculus
?Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
?Mechanical Fundamentals
?Introduction to Materials
?Fields and Potentials
?Matrix Analysis and Further Complex Numbers
?Further Calculus and Solutions to Ordinary Differential Equations
?Engineering and Environmental Sustainability
?Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering
?Introduction to Robotic Automation
?Introduction to Engineering Simulation

In the third year, if studying full-time, you will study:
?Programming for Engineers
?Mechanical Dynamics
?Electro-Pneumatic Machine Control
?Thermodynamics
?Group Project
?Engineering Mathematics

If specialising in the core area of Mechanical Engineering then the following options are taken:
?Fluid Mechanics
?AutoCAD

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Manufacturing then the following options are taken:
?Computer Aided Engineering
?Manufacturing Technology

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Design then the following options are taken:
?Engineering Computer Aided Design
?Engineering Design

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Environmental Technologies then the following options are taken:
?Material Selection and Sustainability
?Mechanical Systems for Alternative Energy

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Management then the following options are taken:
?Maintenance Strategies
?Project Planning and Finance

In the final year of the course if studying full-time you will study:
?Professional Issues
?Engineering Analysis
?Materials and Applications
?Advanced Mechanics
?Advanced Project

If specialising in the core of Mechanical Engineering then the following options are taken:
?Computational Fluid Dynamics with Heat Transfer
?CAD Solid Modelling and Finite Element Analysis

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Manufacturing then the following options are taken:
?Materials Degradations and Component Life
?Advanced Manufacturing Technology

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Design then the following options are taken:
?Sustainable Design
?Reliability & Failure Modes

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Environmental Technologies then the following options are taken:
?Renewable Energy Systems
?Energy Conversion and Storage

If specialising in Mechanical Engineering with Management then the following options are taken:
?Engineering Management
?Engineering Quality & Process Improvement

Please note:

At the end of year 2 of the programme you will be able to select a specialism from the choice above as you move into years 3 and 4 of the course. Once you have selected your specialism you will ‘carry’ it through to the later years of your study. For example, you will not be able to study a Mechanical Engineering with Management specialism in year 3 and a Mechanical Engineering with Environmental Technologies specialism in year 4. You will need to choose the same specialism for both years.

Download the Programme Specification for BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering. The Programme Specification will give you further information about the course structure, learning outcomes and detailed information about the assessment you can expect during the course.

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Blackburn College

Department:

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