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Mechanical Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Exeter, United Kingdom
With the Mechanical Engineering course at The University of Exeter  you will gain technical expertise alongside team-working, management and entrepreneurial skills
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Overview

Making our lives easier and everything we use more efficient, mechanical engineers are responsible for some of the most innovative breakthrough designs of our times; such as The London Eye, wind turbines and surgical robotic technology.

Becoming a mechanical engineer opens doors to nearly every area of industry, from manufacturing to construction; working on problem-solving projects from design stages through to commissioning and production. There is a broad range of employment opportunities within this diverse discipline involving design, manufacture, research, development, management and marketing.

Here in Exeter, mechanical engineers are making considerable breakthroughs in innovative research involving, for example, human bone implants, break-pads made from sustainable resources like hemp and cashew nut resin and a machine that can produce customised 3D chocolate products of any shape. This research is undertaken and supervised by the same lecturers who tutor undergraduates from year 1; enabling them to cascade their exciting results and discoveries to students thus enhancing development through the engineering programmes.

Why choose the Mechanical Engineering course at The University of Exeter?

  • This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council. Visit the Careers tab for further information.
  • The multidisciplinary first year ensures an excellent foundation in mechanical engineering, while encouraging you to sample other engineering disciplines, such as electronic or civil engineering, broadening your knowledge as you progress with mechanics.
  • Practical, hands-on experience is gained from the first year, when you design and make a mechanic water-wheel.
  • Our first-class equipment and excellent facilities includes the latest Additive Layer Manufacturing technology and 3D visualisation suite.
  • Students directly benefit from our strong links with the mechanical engineering industry , with companies like Airbus and Jaguar providing interactive student tours.

Careers

Mechanical engineering is a challenging and exciting subject that affects nearly all aspects of our lives. Our main objective is to provide you with the knowledge and flexibility to enable you to play a leading role in the creation of the technology of the 21st century.

This programme is suitable for those who wish to pursue careers as professional engineers employed by industry or research laboratories requiring electro/mechanical engineering or manufacturing engineering expertise. The programme is also well suited for those who aim to become managers in industry and commerce and wish to start with a sound background in modern engineering.

We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for, including industrial placements and study abroad.

Accreditation

  • This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Will continue to consider applications from international students until 30 June if places are available.

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

      3 -4 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Electronics for Engineers: Core Engineering 2
  • Engineering Mechanics: Core Engineering 2
  • Management and Management Science
  • Thermofluid Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Solid Mechanics
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

Typical offer

  • AAA-ABB; IB: 36-32
Required subjects
  • GCE AL Maths grade B and another science subject at grade B; IB Maths HL5 and another science subject HL5
  • Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths.
  • Applicants achieving IB Maths SL7 plus IB HL5 in Physics will also be considered.
  • GCE AL/AS science includes: Biology/Human Biology*; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Economics; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths*; Physical Education; Physics; Science (applied); Statistics.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    22950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22950 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 Exeter

  • 649 - 1090 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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