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Mechanical Engineering (Hons), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Mechanical Engineering (Hons) programme from Manchester Metropolitan University provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a professional career  in mechanical engineering. Project-based learning in all years, including live industry-led projects, will help you develop the transferable skills and multi-disciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry.


The Mechanical Engineering (Hons) programme is offered at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Year 1 will establish the fundamentals of engineering science, mathematics and practical and project skills in mechanical engineering. In Year 2, you will further develop your scientific and analytical skills through study of solid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and engineering mathematics. You will take on a specialist role in a multi-disciplinary group project and start detailed planning of your career. Specialist options and projects in Year 3, all informed by the School of Engineering's active research and industrial partnerships, will give you experience of the latest engineering challenges faced by industry and society.

Features and benefits of the course
  • This degree course shares a common first and second year with our MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering and a common first year with our MEng and BEng degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, so you may be able to transfer between courses.
  • All units have been designed to use up to date examples from the world of engineering. Every year, the School of Engineering invites industrial and academic colleagues to set new, ?live? projects that challenge our students to devise innovative solutions to current problems. You will get feedback and advice directly from industrialists and have the chance to find out exactly what it takes to impress a potential future employer.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with other students in the Student Society on extra-curricular projects to apply and showcase your engineering and design skills in, for example, the Formula Student racing car competition or the Engineering For People Design Challenge.
Your career prospects after the course

There is a national shortage of graduate engineers making our graduates highly sought after by employers.

There is also a high demand for design engineers and product designers in small to medium enterprises.

Engineering graduates enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates and one of the best starting salaries.

Our recent graduates occupy a variety of roles in engineering consultancies, manufacturing, aircraft design and manufacture, automotive and railway engineering, steel manufacturing, naval engineering, water companies and the power and nuclear fuels industries.

Employers outside of engineering sectors also recognise the skills and problem-solving capacity of the engineering graduate, and there may be opportunities in sales, commissioning, finance, teaching and management as well as roles managing technology to support a range of organisations.


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full-time · 4 years sandwich · 4 years part-time (1 day and evening per week)

  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Electrical and Electronic Science
  • Engineering Design and Practice
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods 1
  • Mathematical Methods 2
  • Professional Design and Practice
  • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) to include A2 grade C in mathematics plus one A2 grade C from a science, engineering or technology subject.
  • BTEC National Diploma/BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM/D*D) in Engineering to include one of the following units with a minimum grade of Merit:
  • 7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems8 Further Engineering Mathematics
  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Engineering/Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points to include a Level 3 Maths unit with a minimum grade Merit.
  • 26 IB Dip pts inc.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • UK, EU and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year. 
  • Non-EU: Part-time fee: £3750 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Manchester Met is making a limited number of Vice-Chancellor scholarships available, each to the value of £5,000 (2018/19). These scholarships are open to international students who enrol on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme in September 2018 or January 2019.

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