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MEng Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience
Course accredited by IMechE, with extensive industrial links

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MEng Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
MEng
Duration
5 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAA
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades AAB.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points including 666 at Higher Level to include Mathematics, Physics and one other subject and 5 in English Language at Standard Level

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Formal applications for entry to all undergraduate courses must be made through  UCAS
UCAS course code
H301
UCAS institution code
M20

Course overview

  • This 5 year course includes a year working in industry
  • Extensive engineering industry links with companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens
  • Excellent resources for information, computation and experimental laboratory facilities, including laser laboratories and wind tunnels
  • Course accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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Mechanical Engineering

Open days

Our Open Days give you the opportunity to come onto campus to look around, find out more about our courses and our school, as well as meet some of our academic staff and current students.

The next University Open Days will take place on:

  • Friday, 21 June 2019
  • Saturday, 22 June 2019
  • Saturday, 28 September 2019
  • Saturday, 12 October 2019

Please visit the main   University website   for further information and to register online.

If you are not able to visit us on one of those days, do have a look at our   Virtual Open Day  , and if you have any questions please just get in touch:   ug-mace@manchester.ac.uk

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

For more information about scholarships and bursaries please see our   undergraduate fees pages  or visit the  Scholarships and bursaries  on the School website.

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Entry requirements

A-level

We require three A levels with overall grades of AAA in Mathematics and Physics and one other subject.

We accept all subjects as the third A level, apart from General Studies.

Please note that if students are taking the newly reformed Physics A level, we will require them to pass the practical assessment included in the A level.

GCSE

Five A-C Grades, including English Language, Maths and Physics or Dual Science (We require Grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)

International Baccalaureate

36 points including 666 at Higher Level to include Mathematics, Physics and one other subject and 5 in English Language at Standard Level

Scottish requirements

Grades AAA in Advanced Highers, including Maths and Physics. The University will accept two Highers in place of the 3rd Advanced Higher.

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

Welsh Baccalaureate

We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Core qualification as an equivalent to a third A Level in addition to Mathematics and Physics A Levels, requiring grades AAA

European Baccalaureate

Acceptable on its own, or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For further information about the general requirements, including English language, please see the details about accepted qualifications from your country on our website.

If you have queries about whether your current qualifications would meet the entry requirements for our engineering courses, please contact us directly with details of your qualifications (subjects and grades achieved to date) and we will be happy to advise you further.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme, including:

Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme in Engineering, are required to achieve grades AAA including Mathematics and Physics, and an EAP score of C. 

Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year in Engineering are required to achieve AAA including Mathematics and Physics and an EAP requirements score of C.

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

The School accepts Pearsons BTEC Level 3 qualifications for entry as long as they are offered along with A Levels. Students will be required to achieve Distinction or Distinction* levels in their BTEC qualification.  For example:

National Extended Diploma - DDD plus A Level Maths at grade A

National Diploma - DD plus A Level Maths at grade A

National Foundation Diploma - DD plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

National Extended Certificate - D plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

The School accepts OCR Cambridge Technicals  (CTEC) Level 3 qualifications for entry as long as they are offered along with A Levels in Physics and Maths at Grade A. Students will be required to achieve Distinction or Distinction* levels in their CTEC qualification.  For example:

Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - DDD plus A Level Maths at grade A

Cambridge Technical Diploma- DD plus A Level Maths at grade A

Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma - DD plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate - D plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A

Access to HE Diploma

Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis.  QAA's normal requirements for diploma applicants are 60 (10-hour) credits with 45 at level 3 and the remainder at level 2.  Mathematics A-level at grade A will also be required.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3D3D3, including Maths and Physics

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. We may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines

English language

Minimum grade C in English Language, or equivalent: IELTS 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or TOEFL 550/220 computer -based or 80 internet-based with a minimum of 20 in each component.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Formal applications for entry to all undergraduate courses must be made through  UCAS

Advice to applicants

If you have any queries about our courses or our entry requirements, please do contact us at ug-mace@manchester.ac.uk and we will be happy to advise you further.

How your application is considered

All applications are considered on an individual basis once we receive a formal application through UCAS which includes details of the subjects taken and grades achieved, a personal statement, reference and your predicted grades (if you have not yet taken you final examinations).

Interview requirements

We do not hold interviews but UK-based applicants who receive an offer will be invited to a Visit Day, which generally take place on Wednesday afternoons from November - March. This is an opportunity to visit the School and our facilities and includes a lab tour with current first year students.

Transfers

If you wish to enquire about whether you would be eligible to apply for entry into the second year of our courses, please email ug-mace@manchester.ac.uk with scanned copies of your transcripts to date and full details of your qualifications and we will then be able to advise you further.

Course details

Course description

Our course provides excellent grounding in mechanical engineering principles as well as important practical skills, and prepares our graduates for exciting careers in a variety of engineering sectors.

Many students find it highly beneficial, both to their university education and to their subsequent employability, to integrate a substantial period in industry within your degree. We offer you the chance to do this with a structured placement year in industry, which would normally be completed after the first two years of the Mechanical Engineering degree course. However, a small number of students have opted to organise their industrial experience placement during their fourth year, before the final MEng year.

Aims

computer cluster
Our computer clusters are equipped with specialist engineering and design software

This course aims to provide the mechanical engineers of the future with:

  • An education that covers the breadth of the subject
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A high degree of competence in engineering design
  • Practical skills gained from hands-on industry experience that ensures they are particularly sought after by employers

Teaching and learning

Typically, you take lectures and tutorial classes in the mornings with laboratory classes on some afternoons. Active learning is included in some programmes through a range of small problem based projects.

This is complementary to the taught elements and is challenging and fun. Through the mix of learning from transitional lectures to team work and problem solving you will obtain: a thorough understanding of engineering science or construction through application of your knowledge; the ability to deal with the multi-disciplinary nature of modern engineering; a creative approach to problem solving; the self motivated approach required for success in university education; and the interpersonal and management skills needed when working in teams to fixed deadlines.

Course unit details

Basic engineering knowledge and skills are taught in a core syllabus over all years of the course.

We view design as an especially important activity, as it integrates the engineering topics across the degree course.

Years 3 and 4 also offer a range of options, so that you can select subjects to suit your individual needs, interests and career aspirations.

Options cover many theoretical and practical aspects of industrially relevant topics and include some of the latest developments in mechanical engineering.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Structures 1 (Mech) MACE10004 10 Mandatory
Workshop Practice MACE10020 0 Mandatory
Workshop Practice (Mechanical) MACE10030 0 Mandatory
Design 1 (Mechanical) MACE10331 10 Mandatory
Fluid Mechanics for Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers MACE10421 10 Mandatory
Electrical Energy Supply & Circuits MACE10492 10 Mandatory
Aerospace and Mechanical Thermodynamics MACE11005 10 Mandatory
Manufacturing Engineering 1 (Mechanical) MACE11012 10 Mandatory
Mechanical Engineering Systems MACE11019 10 Mandatory
Mechanics (Mechanical) MACE11602 10 Mandatory
Materials 1 (Mechanical) MACE12002 10 Mandatory
Tools for Engineers (Mechanical) MACE12301 10 Mandatory
Peer Assisted Study Scheme (Mechanical Engineering) MACE19020 0 Mandatory
Workshop Practice MACE20020 0 Mandatory
Mathematics 1M1 MATH19661 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 1M2 MATH19662 10 Mandatory
Displaying 10 of 16 course units for year 1

Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Workshop Practice (Mechanical) MACE20030 0 Mandatory
Applied Thermodynamics (Mechanical) MACE20035 10 Mandatory
Materials 2 MACE20037 10 Mandatory
Numerical Methods & Computing (Mechanical MACE20042 10 Mandatory
Manufacturing Engineering 2 MACE20051 10 Mandatory
Design 2 (Mechanical) MACE20071 10 Mandatory
Fluid Mechanics 2 MACE20121 10 Mandatory
Dynamics MACE20442 10 Mandatory
Modelling & Simulation (Mech) MACE21015 10 Mandatory
Structures 2 (Mechanical) MACE21021 10 Mandatory
Data Acquisition & Experimental Methods (Mech) MACE21342 10 Mandatory
Project Management (Aero/Mech) MACE22491 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 2M1 MATH29661 10 Mandatory
Displaying 10 of 13 course units for year 2

Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Control Engineering (Mechanical) MACE30022 10 Mandatory
Modelling & Simulation 3 MACE30051 10 Mandatory
Manufacturing Engineering 3 MACE30121 10 Mandatory
Heat Transfer MACE30431 10 Mandatory
Vibrations & Aeroelasticity (Mechanical) MACE30442 10 Mandatory
Operations Management MACE30461 10 Mandatory
Individual Project MACE31030 20 Mandatory
Design 3 (Mechanical) MACE31041 10 Mandatory
Structures 3 (Mechanical) MACE32002 10 Mandatory
Engineering Thermodynamics MACE32102 10 Mandatory
Nuclear Systems MACE30632 10 Optional
Fluid Mechanics MACE31422 10 Optional
Renewable Energy Systems MACE31532 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 13 course units for year 3

Course content for year 4

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Advanced Modelling & Simulation MACE40041 15 Mandatory
Advanced Power MACE40562 15 Mandatory
Mechanical Group Design Project MACE42003 30 Mandatory
Mechanical Engineering Group Design MACE61060 30 Mandatory
Advanced Heat Transfer MACE40051 15 Optional
Composites and Polymers MACE40102 15 Optional
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics MACE40122 15 Optional
Advanced Manufacturing Processes MACE40132 15 Optional
Additive Manufacturing & 3D Product Modelling MACE40362 15 Optional
Acoustics & Advanced Vibrations MACE40442 15 Optional
Legal Issues MACE40461 15 Optional
Advanced Power MACE40562 15 Optional
Engineering Foresight MACE41011 15 Optional
Robotics, Metrology and Bioengineering MACE41032 15 Optional
Manufacturing Systems MACE42071 15 Optional
Structural Integrity MACE43002 15 Optional
Displaying 10 of 16 course units for year 4

Scholarships and bursaries

For more information about scholarships and bursaries please see our   undergraduate fees pages  or visit the  Scholarships and bursaries  on the School website.

Facilities

The School offers a range of innovative degree courses that are supported by excellent computational and experimental facilities .

All courses have been developed in consultation with industry.  This ensures that they cover the fundamentals, as well as the key aerospace disciplines that are relevant to graduate careers and cutting-edge research.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

As the field of engineering is wide and diverse, so are the career opportunities for our graduates. From the conception of new ideas, planning and maintenance, or the managing of complex products and manufacturing systems, engineering is an exciting profession - one in which an individual can take pride. Our graduates continue into exciting careers in the automotive industry, in biomechanics, manufacturing, as well as going on to further study or research. Many of the world's most successful companies have a leader with a background in engineering (for example Microsoft, Amazon and General Motors).

Top-rated for graduate employment, any one of our degrees will open up a whole range of opportunities to you. Our courses have a practical base, to ensure you leave us with not only the theory behind mechanical engineering, but also the skills to put theory into practice. The spectrum of jobs our graduates enter includes consultancy, construction, design, manufacturing, management, and many others. We have strong links with a wide variety of companies, across many engineering sectors, and our Industrial Advisory Boards enable us to ensure our courses remain up-to-date with the current needs of industry.

Accrediting organisations

All our  Mechanical Engineering degrees are fully accredited  - Chartered Engineer CEng is the highest professional qualification for engineers. It is recognised internationally and renders you eligible for the European Ingenieur (Eurling) qualification.

The process to become a Chartered Engineer has three stages:

  • 1. The Educational Base (MEng, or BEng with MSc)
  • 2. Initial Professional Development
  • 3. Professional Review
Graduates on this BEng (Hons) course will therefore need further learning equivalent to masters level for Chartered status, via an approved or accredited MSc, transfer to an MEng course, or other further learning, such as part of a structured training programme in the workplace.

Associated organisations

Students are encouraged to become members of the  Institution of Mechanical Engineers