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Main entry requirements
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.
in Engineering. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C.
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.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Mechanical engineers are vital in today’s 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. You’ll get involved in practical work, projects and problem-solving too. We’ll 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 Master’s we’ll study modules relating to management. We take a broader view of the commercial aspects of the industry, and study finance for managers. We’ll also explore advanced analytical skills and give you the option to take a module in either new product development or dimensional measurement. It’s all about encouraging you to think strategically and develop your leadership skills. During your studies you’ll be offered the chance to take a placement after your second year. You could work in the industry and put what you’ve learnt into practice. We’ll 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).
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.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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