• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional engineer by studying the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about all movable parts, helping prepare you for a career in one of the most diverse and versatile engineering fields with this Mechanical Engineering (Hons) at De Montfort University. 
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Overview

Mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life. It’s at the forefront of developing new technologies for a multitude of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics.

This Mechanical Engineering (Hons) at De Montfort University focuses on a range of topics including computer-aided design (CAD), thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing, and product development.

Our teaching and content are influenced by our research in aerodynamics, fluid systems, transportation, manufacturing and sustainable development.

You can study Mechanical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated master’s MEng (Hons). At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng (Hons), subject to meeting the progression requirements.

Graduate Careers

Mechanical Engineering students can go on to work in industries including aerospace, automotive, defence, and energy, as well as work in the product manufacturing and food industries.

The diverse range of specialist modules on the course helps students to develop skills required for a range of industries, providing opportunities to also pursue careers in broader areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality control.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as Toyota, Cummins Generator Technologies, Ricardo (McLaren Performance Engines), and JCB.

Accreditation

  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. 
  • The BEng (Hons) programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      four years full-time with placement, 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Engineering Mathematics                          
  • Mechanical Principles - Statics         
  • Thermofluids
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Mechanical Principles - Dynamics
  • Design and Manufacture (with project)
  • Computer Aided Engineering and Programming

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points (120 for MEng) from at least two A-levels including Mathematics or Physics at grade C or above, or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM (DDM for MEng), or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points with Maths or Physics at higher level, or
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass
  • Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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