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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 / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

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
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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
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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
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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