THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

Mechanical Engineering

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Our Mechanical Engineering degree has been developed to ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your career and drive the industry forward. Within this course you will study mechanical engineering principles, mechanical design and simulation, materials science, control systems, thermo-fluids, corrosion and condition monitoring, as well as investigating sustainability and innovation within the industry and business practice.

In the first and second year of this course, you will develop your ability and confidence to assess and analyse different situations in engineering, focusing on the electrical and electronic aspects. At this point you can choose to go on a University-supported industry placement.

In the third year you will work on an independent research project that allows you to explore an area of your particular interest in more detail. It will be industry driven and will test your research and analysis skills, as well as your ability to source materials and components, culminating in a written dissertation and a presentation.

At the end of the third year you can choose to either graduate with a BEng level qualification, or continue onto the integrated postgraduate fourth year to achieve the MEng qualification.

Programme description

Our Mechanical Engineering degree has been developed to ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your career and drive the industry forward. Within this course you will study mechanical engineering principles, mechanical design and simulation, materials science, control systems, thermo-fluids, corrosion and condition monitoring, as well as investigating sustainability and innovation within the industry and business practice.

In the first and second year of this course, you will develop your ability and confidence to assess and analyse different situations in engineering, focusing on the electrical and electronic aspects. At this point you can choose to go on a University-supported industry placement.

In the third year you will work on an independent research project that allows you to explore an area of your particular interest in more detail. It will be industry driven and will test your research and analysis skills, as well as your ability to source materials and components, culminating in a written dissertation and a presentation.

At the end of the third year you can choose to either graduate with a BEng level qualification, or continue onto the integrated postgraduate fourth year to achieve the MEng qualification.

Key Modules

Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineering graduates are sought by employers in almost all sectors of the engineering industry. These include the:

  • Aerospace industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Chemicals industry
  • Construction industry
  • Defence industry
  • Fast-moving consumer goods industry
  • Marine industry
  • Materials and metals industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Pharmaceuticals industry
  • Power generation industry
  • Rail industry
  • Utilities industry

 

 
Module & Subject

Course modules (17/18)

stage1

  • Engineering Industry Practice (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1004
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    • Core module Y
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1004
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    • Core module Y

    This module will introduce you to engineering drawing and the production of engineering models and drawings using comput… More

  • Materials Science (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1007
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    • Core module Y
  • Mathematics for Engineers (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1051
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    • Core module Y
  • Thermo-Fluid and Mechanical Principles (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1049
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    • Core module Y
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1050
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 4 (20 Credits)

    • Module code: L4ILS
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage2

  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2045
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Advanced Thermo-Fluids (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2055
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Engineering Design (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2005
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Industrial Appreciation (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2046
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Microprocessor Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CSY2015
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Electronics and Control Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2004
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage3

  • Corrosion Engineering (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG3019
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    • Core module Y
  • Lean Manufacturing and Quality Applications (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG3005
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Engineering Project (40 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG4004
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Mechanisms and Machines (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG3021
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    • Core module Y
  • Advanced Electro-Mechanical System Design (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG3020
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage4

  • Advanced Control Technology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM007
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Computer-Aided Analysis and Visualisation of Mechanical Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM004
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Condition Monitoring (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM008
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Group Engineering Project (60 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM006
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Mathematical Modelling (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM001
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Professional Practice for Technologists (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM009
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • System Dynamics and Vibrations (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM002
    •  
    • Core module N
Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. We look for applicants with A-Level Maths at grade C or above and an A-Level in Science at grade C or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • for study at undergraduate level – minimum standard – IELTS6.0 (or equivalent
  • for study at postgraduate level – minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
  • for study at postgraduate research (PGR) level – minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each band (or equivalent)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 41-45 Months
Course Fee:  12000.00
Course Level:  UNDERGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK. Phone:+44 1604 735500
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER-2018
01-08-2018