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Liverpool John Moores University

Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 8M17

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 1 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: CCD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:9

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area, you require 88 UCAS points including a minimum of 15 Distinctions and 9 Merits required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 88 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

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

MMM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM if studied on its own or to the total of 88 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

88
105%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

In a rapidly changing world, mechanical engineers are in demand more than ever before to design and build the new generation of engines, power plants, structures and vehicles that keep the world running.

About the Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Mechanical Engineering honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

About the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree

On this course you will acquire an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles and advanced design technology as well as the problem-solving and management skills required to be a successful mechanical engineer.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers accreditation means your degree is a stepping stone towards registration as a Chartered Engineer. However if you perform particularly well in Levels 4 and 5, you can transfer onto the MEng programme, which fully qualifies you to register.

This is one of the UK’s leading engineering schools with a supportive staff team and excellent facilities including engine test facilities, materials testing laboratories and digital design studios, which you have full use of in practical sessions.

Links with national and international companies such as BMW, Airbus Industries, Rolls Royce and Shell mean that the course is tailored to the needs of employers and, as an extension of this, we offer you the chance to undertake a year’s paid placement.

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

•Algorithms and Computing
•Engineering & Technology Practice
•Introductory Foundation Physics
•Additional Foundation Physics

Level 4

•Engineering Mathematics
•Applied Mechanics
•Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
•Materials
•Engineering Practice
•Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Level 5

•Engineering Mathematics
•Materials and Processes
•Applied Mechanics
•Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
•Mechanical Engineering Design
•Engineering Practice
•Mechatronics

Sandwich year

•Industrial placement

Level 6 Core

•Engineering Project
•Industrial Management
•Mechanical Engineering Design
•Engineering Analysis

Optional

•Materials Engineering
•Structural Integrity
•Manufacturing Processes and Industrial Automation
•Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
•ThermoDynamics
•Dynamics and Control
•Vehicle Dynamics

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

Assessment is usually via a combination of exams and coursework, and sometimes by a portfolio of work, depending on the subject. A final year project gives you the chance to work independently and contributes considerably to your final mark.

Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via our virtual learning environment, face-to-face or as written comments. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Engineering professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
5%
Science, engineering and production 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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