MEng Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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This course is identical to the Mechanical Engineering MEng, but includes an additional year spent working in industry.
The MEng Mechanical Engineering will give you an excellent grounding in the knowledge and experience of the most fundamental of all engineering disciplines, preparing you for a variety of careers in engineering, technology, business and management.
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 third year of the Mechanical Engineering degree course (with students returning after their placement to complete the 4th year of study). However, you may opt to organise your placement after the second year.
During the placement year you will be supervised by the host company and your progress is monitored by the university.
We use a variety of teaching styles that reflect the diversity of topics covered in modern mechanical engineering, and you will develop the range of skills and expertise that a professional engineer must possess.
As in BEng, the third year features an individual project - you will undertake a major investigative project by yourself. This may require scientific experiments and investigations. The successful completion of this project is a necessary condition for eventual professional registration.
The final year of the MEng features a major design group project, as well as further opportunities of choosing specialist subjects, in addition to core units.
The course aims to provide you with an education that covers the breadth of this diverse subject, imparting the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills so that you can operate effectively in your initial appointment and develop your career:
- Develop strong intellectual and practical skills to critically analyse, investigate and solve mechanical engineering problems
- Develop a high degree of competence in the use and adaptation of existing methods, tools and techniques and the application of engineering principles
- Instil creativity in addressing problems relating to engineering components and systems
- Develop a high degree of competence in engineering design, experimentation, technologies of manufacturing and effective management of companies
- Develop skills in the use of computers, software packages, team working, communication, time management and independent learning
- In your year in industry, provide knowledge and experience of the practice of mechanical engineering in industry and the operation of engineering companies.
Foundation Year availableYou can prepare for the full degree course if you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry by undertaking our foundation course first .
Teaching and learning
At Manchester you will be taught by academic staff who are leading experts in mechanical engineering, in a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
We use a combination of lectures, tutorial classes, practical laboratory sessions and computer-based sessions.
There is a design project each year, which involves teamwork in small groups, and allows you to apply and develop your problem-solving and project management skills.
In the third year you will undertake an individual project, allowing you to pursue a particular subject or application area in greater depth.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
Key engineering knowledge and skills are taught in a core syllabus throughout all years of the course.
We view design as an especially important activity, as it integrates the engineering topics across the degree course. Years 1 and 2 also include compulsory workshop practice sessions.
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.
An individual research project must be completed in Year 3 and a group design project in Year 4.
Please note: the year out in industry is typically completed after Year 3, with students returning to complete Year 4 of study.
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
|Fluid Mechanics for Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers||AERO10421||10||Mandatory|
|Electrical Engineering Fundamentals||AERO10492||10||Mandatory|
|Structures 1 (Mech)||CIVL10031||10||Mandatory|
|Workshop Practice (Mechanical)||MECH10030||0||Mandatory|
|Design 1 (Mechanical)||MECH10331||10||Mandatory|
|Manufacturing Engineering 1 (Mechanical)||MECH11012||10||Mandatory|
|Mechanical Engineering Systems||MECH11311||10||Mandatory|
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Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|Modelling & Simulation (Mech)||AERO20092||10||Mandatory|
|Fluid Mechanics 2||AERO20121||10||Mandatory|
|Project Management (Aero/Mech)||ENGM22491||10||Mandatory|
|Workshop Practice (Mechanical)||MECH20030||0||Mandatory|
|Numerical Methods & Computing (Mechanical||MECH20042||10||Mandatory|
|Manufacturing Engineering 2||MECH20051||10||Mandatory|
|Design 2 (Mechanical)||MECH20071||10||Mandatory|
|Applied Thermodynamics (Mechanical)||MECH20422||10||Mandatory|
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Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Control Engineering (Mechanical)||AERO30021||10||Mandatory|
|Vibrations & Aeroelasticity (Mechanical)||AERO30441||10||Mandatory|
|Individual Project (Aerospace)||AERO31030||30||Mandatory|
|Manufacturing Engineering 3||MECH30121||10||Mandatory|
|Design 3 (Mechanical)||MECH31041||10||Mandatory|
|Structures 3 (Mechanical)||MECH32002||10||Mandatory|
|Modelling & Simulation 3||AERO30052||10||Optional|
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Course content for year 4
Course units for year 4
|Mechanical Group Design Project||MECH40530||30||Mandatory|
|Advanced Modelling & Simulation||AERO40041||15||Optional|
|Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics||AERO40122||15||Optional|
|Acoustics & Advanced Vibrations||AERO40442||15||Optional|
|Advanced Heat Transfer||MECH40051||15||Optional|
|Composites and Polymers||MECH40102||15||Optional|
|Advanced Manufacturing Processes||MECH40132||15||Optional|
|Additive Manufacturing & 3D Product Modelling||MECH40362||15||Optional|
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Scholarships and bursaries
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers has a range of scholarships available to students who are about to commence their Institution-accredited degree.
The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.
The University of Manchester also offers extensive library and online services to help you get the most out of your studies.
You will have access to excellent facilities throughout the course, including:
- Extensive workshop facilities (for workshop practice and manufacture of parts for individual and group projects)
- Excellent laboratory facilities, including wind tunnels, laser processing laboratories, robotics
- Extensive computer cluster equipped with state-of-the-art technical, engineering and design software.
Manchester's Engineering Campus Development, MECD.
Get ready to collaborate, create and innovate in a brand-new £400m purpose-built building which will allow you, our future engineers and material scientists, to come together and make your mark on the world. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will officially open from September 2022 and will include hundreds of flexible teaching and learning spaces with unrivalled world-class research facilities - whatever your inspiration, with MECD the possibilities are endless.