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University of East London

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H101

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Including A2 Level Mathematics and Physics Grade C or above

In a relevant Engineering subject

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

DDM

In a relevant Engineering subject

Including Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at grade H3 or above

UCAS Tariff

120
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Our MEng Mechanical Engineering course extends your technical understanding of engineering while developing the knowledge of business processes to become a professional engineering manager.

You’ll learn the core skills offered by the BEng qualification and add a deeper level of technical knowledge for what is the highest award for undergraduate study in engineering.

This course teaches you to use your initiative and take active responsibility in a series of case studies, practical and laboratory work and problem-solving projects.

You’ll have the option to extend your study to five years by adding a one-year industrial placement between your second and third years.

During your third year of study you’ll undertake a Team Project, and in your final year you’ll complete a dissertation on an industrially relevant topic.

Throughout the course you’ll have regular contact with blue-chip companies and industry leaders in the sector who’ll host visits and work placements and provide regular guest speakers to UEL.

Modules

Year 1:
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Principles (core)
Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology (core)
Engineering Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics (core)
Engineering Practice and Introduction to Computer Aided Design (core)
Year 2:
Mechanics 1 and Mechanical Design (core)
Dynamics and Control (core)
Advanced Mathematics and Mechanics 2 (core)
Project and Quality Management for Mechanical Engineers (core)
Optional placement:
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
Year 3:
Group Project (core)
Computer Modelling and Techniques (core)
Thermodynamics 1 and Heat Transfer (core)
CFD and Energy Technology (core)
Year 4:
Dissertation (core)
Sustainability and Renewable Energy Sources (core)
Advanced Materials and Finite Element Analysis (option)
Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Processes (option)
Automation and Robotics (option)
Statistical Process Control and Engineering Management (option)
Thermodynamics 2 (option)
Advanced Computer Aided Design (option)

Assessment methods

The way we assess you varies from module to module and meets UEL assessment criteria. It
may include time-constrained assessments such as end-of-module exams or online tests, coursework, individual and group project work, laboratory reports and tests in theoretical and practical sessions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Mechanical engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
17%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
10%
Production managers and directors
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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