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Mechanical Engineering (Hons), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (QS) ,
The Mechanical Engineering (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham provides a broad foundation in engineering science and engineering design and the opportunity to develop interpersonal and management skills.

About

The Mechanical Engineering (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham provides a broad foundation in engineering science and engineering design and the opportunity to develop interpersonal and management skills. At the end of the second year, you may also opt to take one of the specialist streams in aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, management, a modern language, materials or manufacture.

Years one and two

The first two years provide a good grounding in the broad fundamentals of mechanical engineering science and engineering design. The science subjects studied include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and electro-mechanical systems. In design, the emphasis is on project work and in both the first and second years, you will undertake a design, make and test project, which you will manufacture in the department's student workshop.

At the end of the second year, you can opt to switch to the four-year MEng degree provided that you have obtained at least 55 percent in the end of year assessment. Alternatively, you can choose to remain on the three-year BEng degree.

Year three

A major individual project makes up a third of your studies.This may involve computational and or experimental investigations often related to research activities within the school. You will also study a mix of compulsory and optional modules, the latter allowing you to tailor the course to your interests.

Careers

Alongside an accredited engineering degree, you will have a broad knowledge of engineering science and engineering design - the essential skills to work in industry as a mechanical engineer. You will have developed skills in problem solving through group and individual project work and have an appreciation of the business environment in which engineers work. If you took one of the MEng streams you will have an enhanced specialism and be well equipped to work as a mechanical engineer in the area you have specialised in.

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Accreditation

This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Designers under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Design and Design Project
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Programming, Professional and Laboratory Skills
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • A level offer: AAB
  • Three A levels including A in maths and preferably physics (including a pass in the practical element), excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, CIE Global Perspectives and Research, CIE Thinking Skills.
  • A foundation year is available for those with BBB grades but not in the required subjects.
  • IB score: 34 (6 in maths at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level; plus preferably physics at Higher or Standard Level) excluding Maths Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21060 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21060 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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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