The courses have been developed and designed to meet the professional accreditation requirements. At present these courses do not have professional accreditation. We are working towards professional accreditation of our engineering courses. Accredited courses are delivered to a UK recognised standard. We are consulting the accrediting bodies, such as IChemE, BCS, IMechE, in designing our courses. This is to keep us on track for accreditation. We hope to receive accreditation by 2022. If we receive accreditation, it will apply to these courses.
This degree has been co-designed with engineering professionals and input from manufacturing, small and medium Enterprise (SME) employers of engineers, power generation, and building services/construction industries, who recruit and employ mechanical engineers. This helps to ensure that our mechanical engineering graduates meet employer needs and expectations in terms of the technical and employability skills relevant for these industries.
Progression to Integrated Masters
The difference in learning between MEng and BEng degrees in accordance to the accrediting engineering council, AHEP 3.0, is that:
- On an MEng degree you will need to demonstrate leadership, management, tackling complex problems, innovation and critical analysis in the application of your knowledge and understanding of engineering.
- On a BEng degree you will need to demonstrate critical analysis in the application of your knowledge and understanding of engineering.
Please note: progression from BEng to the MEng is an optional possibility at the end of Year 2 (Level 5) if you meet the Integrated Master’s Framework criteria for progression to the Integrated Masters programme.
In addition, MEng Mechanical Engineering students, need to meet Integrated Master’s Framework criteria for continued progression on an Integrated Masters in order to remain on the MEng after Level 5 (Year 2).
In 2020, we will open a major new facility for science, engineering, health and medicine, part of our £150m vision to transform our Canterbury Campus. The new building will be the main base for our Kent and Medway Engineering, Design, Growth and Enterprise (EDGE) Hub, with specialist centres across the region located alongside Engineering and Technology businesses.
Our main campus in Canterbury has city centre facilities on its doorstep and, of course, you will benefit from all the new building has to offer.