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University of Huddersfield

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H303

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

A Levels must include A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualifications) from the list of A Levels. In addition to A2 Mathematics, A Levels must include at least one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Architecture or General Engineering.

136 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which must include Maths and science/technology modules.

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

DDD

in Engineering. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C.

UCAS Tariff

136

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed in Additional Information. Additional Information: In addition to A2 Mathematics, A Levels must include at least one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Architecture or General Engineering.

80%
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

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineers are vital in todays modern world. They design, manufacture and operate a huge range of products and processes. From high-performance race cars through to lifesaving medical equipment, from railways to green technology, none of this would be possible without mechanical engineering. So if you want to go on to become a manager in this vitally important industry, this course could set you on your career.Successfully completing the MEng course allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the subject than the BEng course. It also means that you graduate with a Postgraduate level qualification, which can give you an advantage in the job market.The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and fundamentals of mechanical engineering. Youll get involved in practical work, projects and problem-solving too. Well cover a range of topics within the subject, including mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials.We want to help you go on to become a manager in your chosen field. So during the final year of your integrated Masters well study modules relating to management. We take a broader view of the commercial aspects of the industry, and study finance for managers. Well also explore advanced analytical skills and give you the option to take a module in either new product development or dimensional measurement. Its all about encouraging you to think strategically and develop your leadership skills.During your studies youll be offered the chance to take a placement after your second year. You could work in the industry and put what youve learnt into practice. Well also give you the opportunity to take part in national events like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student and Railway Challenge competitions.The course is fully accredited by the IMechE, which means it can go towards part of the academic requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Mechanical Engineering and Science; Electro-Mechanical Systems; Engineering Communication and Materials; Manufacturing Technology and Workshop Appreciation; Professional Studies and Computing and Information Technology; Mathematics 1.
Year 2: Core modules: Thermofluids; Analysis of Materials; Dynamic Systems; Mechanical Design; Manufacturing and Enterprise; Application and Management of CAD/CAM.
Year 3 – optional placement year: This course offers an optional one-year work placement after Year 2.
Year 3/Year 4 if undertake placement year: Core modules: Dynamic Analysis and Control; Design Analysis; Eco Design and IPR; Final Year Project (Mechanical).
Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - Project Quality and Production Management; Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Final year: Core modules: Advanced Static Analysis; Advanced Dynamic Analysis; Vehicle Aerodynamics and Air Management; Finance for Managers; Year 5 Group Project. Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - New Product Development; Development of Dimensional Measurement.

Assessment methods

Assessment of your progress is made through assignments, exams and individual projects, with a strong focus on practical 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
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Engineering and Technology (CEET)

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.

80%
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

82%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
94%
Male students
6%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Engineering professionals
9%
Natural and social science professionals
9%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mechanical engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£19k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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