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University of Bradford

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H305

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS points to include Maths at grade C

112 UCAS tariff points to include 12 Level 3 Maths credits at Merit. Applicants should be studying an Access to HE in Science or Engineering.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Maths at grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

112 UCAS tariff points to include five Higher Level subjects including Maths at grade H1 and Ordinary English Language at grade O4.

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

DMM

Acceptable subjects: Any Engineering. Construction and the Built Environment not accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma (2010): To include Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians module (Unit 28) at Merit. BTEC National Extended Diploma (2016): To include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8) at Merit.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Advanced Higher grade D in Maths plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English or SQA National 5 grade C in English.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points to include GCE Advanced Level Mathematics at Grade C and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering combines skills needed to conceive, design and produce the moving parts, components and machinery used in every aspect of manufacture.

Modern mechanical engineers use sophisticated computer-aided design and engineering skills to ensure their products are reliable, efficient and economic.

Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CADCAM) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) are covered in depth. Considerable time is spent on practical work in the state-of-the-art laboratory.

This course comprises an extra fourth academic year of more in-depth study, and provides all the formal educational requirements necessary to present yourself for CEng registration.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

Modules

Year 1:
Design, Build and Test (core)
Mathematical Methods and Applications (core)
Electronics and Mechanics (core)
Engineering Materials (core)
Thermofluids (core)
Computer Aided Engineering (core)

Year2:

Further Mathematics and Statistics (core)
Materials and Manufacturing Technologies (core)
Mechanics of Machines and Vibration (core)
Group Project (core)
Instrumentation, Measurement & Control Systems (core)
ThermoFluids 2 (core)

Year 3

Individual Research Project (core)
Integrated Design (core)
Materials Failure Analysis and Reliability (core)
Sustainable Energy (optional)
Advanced Fluid Mechanics with Aerodynamics (optional)
Vehicle Design & Analysis (optional)
Project Management and Six Sigma (optional)
Petroleum Engineering (optional)

Final Year

Team Project (core)
Advanced Solid Mechanics (core)
Modelling and Optimisation (core)
Risk Assessment & Management (optional)
Polymer and Materials Engineering (optional)
Supply Chain Management and Production (optional)
Vehicular Powertrain and Dynamics (optional)
Automotive Tribology and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (optional)

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

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
International
£18,420
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Mechanical and Energy Systems 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.

86%
high
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£23,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Engineering professionals
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
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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