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Building service engineers play a critical role in the on and off-site construction process and in designing new systems and techniques that are driving the industry.
Our degree gives you the confidence to not only interact with businesses involved in building services, but also with peers from other sectors to solve real-life problems using the pioneering CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) approach. The CDIO approach is an international engineering education model, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It allows you to learn in a practical, hands-on way to find creative, evaluated solutions to industry related engineering challenges. We are one of the only handful of universities in the UK to offer CDIO.
We also ensure that there is considerable focus on your employability, and actively encourage work placements with the likes of EDF, Delphi and Southeast Water to help you on your path into the industry.
Our foundation year option enables you to join the Mechanical Engineering (Building Services) course even if you don’t have the formal qualifications or experience to meet the entry requirements. It equips you with the knowledge to move into formal degree study, setting you up for future success.
As a qualified mechanical (building services) engineer, you could be designing and developing building services to be integrated into modular buildings. Working on large or small scale projects, you could design the processes and operations (manual, semi-automated and automated) that enable parts on the production line to be implemented and fitted.
Our hands-on course will support, prepare and give you confidence to enter an engineering career with varied and exciting prospects. You'll work on individual and group projects, gaining the knowledge and specialist technical and transferable skills you need to work as a mechanical engineer ensuring systems meet demand, are reliable, integrated and operate smoothly.
Find out more about the Verena Holmes Building, an inspirational learning environment, with industry-standard, hi-tech facilities on every floor.
The foundation year will support you and give you study skills and foundations of engineering that you need to start Year 1 of the degree. You'll learn about general engineering science, physics, chemistry, computer programming and maths, and you'll develop higher education study skills.
As you progress to the degree, you'll learn about professional practical engineering and you'll study engineering design and engineering science. You'll explore mechanical engineering in depth and will study modules such as dynamics of solid materials and mechanics, and smart building technology communication, control and instrumentation systems.
All through the course, you'll experience plenty of hands-on learning 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'll also develop skills and confidence enabling you to:
Each year you will undertake a large group project which will be supported by the use of on-line tools and on-line project management approach 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'll be supported and have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding and some application. As you progress to year 2, you'll build in confidence and 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'll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and gain valuable experience working and developing relationships with industry experts.
|A Levels||EEE if you’ve studied Maths, Science, Physics, Engineering. BBC if not.|
|BTEC||PPP if you’ve studied Maths, Science, Physics, Engineering. DMM if not.|
|Access||Pass 45 Credits in a related subject. 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits in a non-related subject.|
|International Baccalaureate||24 – 28 points depending on subjects studied|
|Combinations||A combination of qualifications totalling 32 UCAS points minimum|
You also need 5 GCSEs C/4 or above including English, Maths & Science
For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.
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.
Each 20-credit module typically involves the following amount of contact time:
Foundation Year (Year 0) - 60 hours
Each 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 on and apply your knowledge and understanding to a real-world scenario while building your confidence so you can:
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.
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.
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.
Every day 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
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 may be open-book or 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.
The Foundation Year (Year 0) consists of 6 non-credit bearing modules.
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:
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 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.
Please note: progression from BEng (Hons) 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.
The difference in learning between MEng and BEng (Hons) degrees in accordance to the accrediting engineering council, AHEP 3.0, is that:
MEng is an integrated four-year Masters degree course. The fourth year enables you to develop broader engineering leadership and management skills as well as advanced knowledge in an engineering field. Students who graduate with this level of award on professionally accredited programmes are recognised as being on track to build an engineering portfolio for a future application to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You will need to maintain 50% or more in each module during the first three years of undergraduate study to remain on/progress onto this course. Please note any module failure at Level 7 will result in being awarded the BEng Product Design Engineering.
BEng is a three-year degree that provides you with the knowledge and skills to become a practising engineer. Students who graduate with this level of award on professionally accredited programmes are recognised as being on track to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Incorporated engineers are professional engineers who maintain and apply technology in practice. After the first 2 years of study it is possible to progress from the BEng onto the MEng programme if you achieve in the last academic year 50% or more in each module and you show academic progress in your learning. Alternatively, upon completion of the BEng course you could complete an accredited Masters degree (MSc) or a Postgraduate Degree Apprenticeship to be on track to become a Chartered Engineer.
The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time - Foundation Year 0||£9,250||£14,500|
|Full-time - years 1-3 *||£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.
* The tuition fees of £9,250 / £14,500 / £1,850 relate to 2022/23 only. 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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