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Oxford Brookes University

Electro-Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H360

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Mathematics - Grade 5/B English - Grade 4/C At least one further subject at Grade 4/C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Electromechanical engineering

We are all familiar with the internet and the transformation it had produced in so many areas of life, but now it is set to reinvent itself and extend from the purely computer based flow of information and become the ‘Internet of things’ where all kinds of appliances and devices become connected and can be remotely controlled and monitored. All our appliances, central heating systems communicating with weather forecasts, cars ordering parts for their own servicing. We already have factories with no people and humanoid robots are a commercial reality.

The emergent technology here is advanced electro-mechanical engineering. Not Mechanical Engineering, Computing or Electronics alone, but instead orchestrated as a whole, with the sum being more than the separate components alone.

The BEng in Electro-Mechanical Engineering has been designed specifically for students wanting to work in this exciting field. It offers the chance to learn how electro-mechanical systems and the computing that controls them actually works. There is extensive practical work involved. Your studies begin with learning the tremendous amount of inspired and creative work that humanity has invested in the subject so far. It ends with your opportunity to design and build a wide range of products, systems and devices that combine Electronics, Computing and Mechanical Engineering by joining our team of Engineering Designers as they compete in national and international competitions or join our very successful formula student team where there are very significant electro-mechanical systems that the car must use in order to compete, and win, at the highest level.

In the first year it is not assumed that students have any prior knowledge of electro-mechanical systems and there are practical sessions where you will actually make some. There is a module specifically about such systems and even in your first weeks with us you will be handling, developing and controlling such systems including robots. In the second year you have the opportunity to acquire complex concepts and methodologies of design where ideas are born and made real through a process of optimisation and analysis. In the third year complete electro-mechanical systems are studied and designed. Students can also join our very successful Formula Student team, where students are challenged to design, build and actually race a Formula racing car. In this international competition there are driverless cars that can now compete, a very challenging problem for final year electro-mechanical students to tackle. This approach to teaching and learning is excellent. It is the same approach we use for our world renowned Motorsports courses but adapted and applied to Electro-Mechanical systems. For many, this excellent pedagogy is their reason for choosing Oxford Brookes.

The main exit award is the BEng (Hons) Electro-Mechanical Engineering. This degree draws heavily on the School’s long-established provision of degrees fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies at Oxford Brookes offered world renowned courses in the areas of performance engineering design and motorsport, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and computing. With the two schools now joined together to form the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, this course combines the best of both worlds to produce a unique course in Electro-Mechanical Engineering that couples excellence in electro-mechanical engineering design with the computing threads of AI and machine learning to produce an exceptional course leaving graduates at the forefront of their field.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

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.

71%
low
Electromechanical 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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

84%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Engineering professionals
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Vehicle trades
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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