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University of Greenwich

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H300

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

32 Points from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject. General Studies/Level 3 Key Skills not accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112

BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering (required: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), both at Merit) or related subject. A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 32 Points from A-level mathematics if Units 7 and/or 8 are not included. A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level mathematics. Plus GCSEs in English language, mathematics, and one science subject at grade C / 4 or above. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in mathematics and English.

86%
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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

This three-year degree in mechanical engineering covers areas such as structural mechanics, electrical circuits, fluids and powder dynamics, and thermodynamics.

At the end of the course, you should be equipped for a career as a professional mechanical engineer in areas such as high-value manufacturing and the automotive and aerospace industries.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, indicating that this degree provides ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Design and Materials (30 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Electrical Circuits (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
Fluids and Powder Dynamics (15 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Thermodynamics (15 credits)
Materials 2 (15 credits)
Mechanics and Design of Machines (15 credits)
Mechanics and Dynamics of Engineering Systems (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Individual Project (30 credits)
Group Design & Project Management (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 3 (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Control and Mechatronics (15 credits)
Advanced Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer (15 credits)
Materials Under Stress (15 credits)
Engineering System Dynamics (15 credits)
Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)
Operations Management (15 credits)
Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits)
Bulk Solids Handling (15 credits)
Quality Engineering (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Coursework- 48%
Exams- 49%
Practical- 2%

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Engineering Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Engineering professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
3%
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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