Mechanical Engineering is a great course. The dynamic between the lectures and practical sessions really help towards your further development of learning.

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Overview

Whether it is making the clothes on our backs or picking the crops from fields, mechanical engineering and advance manufacturing is all around us.

Our degree will prepare you for the challenges of this ever-evolving sector. You will finish your degree with industry-ready skills confidence and creativity to overcome the next generation of challenges.

Designed and run in collaboration with business, and utilising the pioneering CDIO approach, this degree is rewarding and opens real-world career pathways.

On completion of the course you will be on track to become an Incorporated Engineer.

Why Study Mechanical Engineering (Advance Manufacture)?

You will study engineering and manufacturing to understand their role in production processes and you will gain expertise in product creation processes from design to end manufacture. 

 

Entry requirements

BEng 88-112 UCAS points (including A level or equivalent in maths, physics, applied science or engineering)

Further entry requirements

○ 5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above (including maths, English, science)

○ Science can be physics, chemistry, biology or computer science

This course is also available as a MEng or BEng with Foundation Year.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

More information about entry requirements.

88-112
UCAS Points

All about the course

You will begin the course by learning about professional practical engineering and you will study engineering design and engineering science. As you progress through the degree, you will explore mechanical engineering in more depth and you will study modules that are specific to manufacturing engineering, such as manufacturing control, instrumentation and communication, and design and analysis for automated manufacture. 

Throughout the course, your hands-on learning both on- and off campus and on-line, will develop your practical problem-solving approach through active learning laboratories, engineering laboratories and the use of engineering workshops and makerspace. You will undertake small group projects, typically sourced from industry. You will also develop skills enabling you to:

  • work effectively and supportively in diverse and inclusive groups
  • communicate effectively in groups and one to one
  • apply project management to group-work
  • apply principles of commercial management and consideration of wider issues.

Each year you'll undertake a large group project which will be supported by the use of on-line tools and on-line project management approaches akin to industry. These projects, which are typically sourced from industry, will help you build in confidence and develop your learning in engineering business, practice and project management.

In year 1, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding and some application. As you progress to year 2, you will apply your knowledge and understanding to conceive, design, build and operate a solution to a problem. In your third year, you will undertake an individual research and development project that will inform the group project and help you to develop and illustrate the ability to critically analyse the application of your knowledge and understanding to solve an engineering problem.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and gain valuable experience working alongside industry experts.

We also offer a number of four-year integrated Masters degrees (MEng). If you are interested in this higher-level degree, then take a look at the following course pages:

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

The contact time per module is typically a blend of lectures, laboratories and tutorials:

  • Year 1 60hrs
  • Year 2 50hrs
  • Year 3 40hrs

Typical contact time per week:

  • Year 1 15hrs
  • Year 2 12.5hrs
  • Year 3 10hrs

Additionally, in each academic year you will complete a team CDIO project (typically sourced from industry) in a 40-credit module. These large group projects provide you with the opportunity to reflect upon your knowledge and understanding in context to a real-world scenario and develop your confidence in your mechanical and product engineering understanding and knowledge. We will also facilitate your learning to be able to:

  • work effectively and supportively in diverse and inclusive groups
  • communicate effectively in groups and one-to-ones
  • apply project management to group-work
  • apply principles of commercial management and solutions considerations
  • develop effective communication with professionals from other disciplines, especially clinicians
  • contribute to industry through your solutions
  • provide tangible results for your portfolio of evidence for future employment.

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

 

Each 20 credits of a course of study, requires 200 hours of input over the academic year. This includes class timetabled contact time on and off campus and on-line; lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratories. Also includes yourself study time; module preparation, module learning contextualisation, assessment research, development and submission of assessments, and examination revision.

When not attending lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading books and articles from academic journals, undertaking research in the library, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations and seminars.

Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

Additional drop-in academic and peer learning mentoring online sessions with your personal academic tutor will be typically provided and you will be encouraged to make use of and support these sessions, to develop your learning. They are also an opportunity to apply your learning on new unfamiliar problems with the academics. As at other institutions these sessions have supported students to progress in their studies and provided valuable evidence for employment.

The modules are led by our engineering academic team consisting of lecturers, senior lecturers and principal lecturers. Laboratory learning is further supported by senior and junior technicians and postgraduate demonstrators.

Everyday our world is changing with innovative technologies, we are determined to support you in this exciting journey through our professional Mechanical Engineering degree course.

Ghazal SheikholeslamiProgramme Director

How you’ll be assessed

All academic years consist of a mix of modules that are assessed by coursework only, to modules that are assessed by examination and coursework. Examinations maybe open-book, closed book style exam, on-line, or 24hr take home exam. Coursework may include, Engineering log book, Technical drawings, Wiki pages, blogs, pitches to industry, posters, leaflets, engineering manual, etc.

Years 1-3 (Levels 4-6) consist of 4 modules that are 20 credits each and 1 module that is 40 credits.

In the modules and module assessment you will need to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering science and principles engineering at Level 4;
  • Application of knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Engineering at Level 5;
  • Critical analysis of application of knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Engineering at Level 6.

The 40 credit modules will provide you with the opportunity to work on a substantial group CDIO (Create, Design, Implement and Operate) project typically sourced from industry. These projects will provide you with the opportunity to build your technical skills, as well as your professional practice skills. The pioneering CDIO approach is being designed to enable you to develop your creative skills to find solutions based on engineering science, principles and provide practical benefits to end users, and manufacturers. 

The Level 6 Professional Mechanical Engineering Project 40 credits module will entail group and individual project. The overall group project will be typically sourced from industry, and will require a number of individual projects to support a solution to the overall group project. Each individual project will entail dissertation assessment. Each group will be led and managed by a Level 7 MEng student studying the Professional Engineering Project and Management module. Each Level 7 student will research, develop, apply and test through the development of their own evaluation methods to critically analyse a more complex problem that contributes to the Level 6 Professional Product Engineering group. Each Level 6 and 7 individual projects within the group project will entail a dissertation.

Level 7 students will be responsible to lead and manage integration of all the project solutions to provide an integrated system, and verifying and validation that the solutions are timely, cost effective and are the desired quality, in addition to meeting IS standards, current and anticipated future regulations and public policy, ethical considerations, patents, health and safety.

In addition to previous information Examinations maybe open-book, closed book style exam, on-line, or 24hr take home exam. 

Fees

The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK** Overseas***
Full-time £9,250 £14,500
Full-time - placement year £1,850 N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

**Home (UK) Fees

The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

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Duration:

3 years

UCAS code:

H147

Location(s):

Canterbury
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