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Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #383 (QS) Oxford, United Kingdom
The (FdEng) in Mechanical Engineering has been developed by Solihull College and Oxford Brookes University, to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a technical or management career in the mechanical engineering industry.
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The Mechanical Engineering programme at the Oxford Brookes University offers flexible learning patterns. It enables students with a relevant Level 3 qualification in a Mechanical Engineering subject, or equivalent, to obtain a FdEng in Mechanical Engineering. 

If desired, you could progress to a BSc (Hons) programme in Mechanical Engineering and practice in a career as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). The BSc (Hons) programme aims to meet increasing industry demand for employees with the right vocational knowledge and skills. 

This will help you progress in the workplace or continue your studies to a higher-level degree course.


Students graduating with this FdEng award will be confident practitioners in Engineering with the knowledge and ability to apply current technology to existing products & designs as well as developing new ones. 

They will have a sound understanding of Engineering Principles and the skills necessary to communicate them to others and develop them into finished products that meet customer expectations and agreed specifications. 

Within this skill set will be the ability to reflect on their own work to evaluate what worked, what can be improved and how the overall process can be changed for the better.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Work Based Module 
  • Mechanical Principles and Engineering Science
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Science
  • CAD CAM 
  • Engineering Management 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • National Certificate / Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, minimum grade MM, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.
  • Employment in an appropriate workplace setting with their organisation’s support for the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7570 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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