You will begin the course by learning about professional practical engineering and you'll study engineering design and engineering science. As you progress through the degree, you'll explore mechanical engineering in more depth studying modules such as dynamics of solid materials and mechanics, and smart building technology communication, control and instrumentation systems.
Throughout the course, your hands-on learning both on- and off campus and on-line, will develop your practical problem-solving approach through active learning laboratories, engineering laboratories and the use of engineering workshops and makerspace. You will undertake small group projects, typically sourced from industry. You'll also develop skills and confidence enabling you to:
- work effectively and supportively in diverse and inclusive groups
- communicate effectively in groups and one to one
- apply project management to group-work
- apply principles of commercial management and consideration of wider issues.
Each year you will undertake a large group project which will supported through use on-line tools and on-line project management approach akin to industry. These projects, which are typically sourced from industry, will help you build in confidence and develop your learning in engineering business, practice and project management.
In year 1, you will be supported and have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding and some application. As you progress to year 2, build in confidence you'll apply your knowledge and understanding to conceive, design, build and operate a solution to a problem. In your third year, you will undertake an individual research and development project that will inform the group project and help you to develop and illustrate the ability to critically analyse the application of your knowledge and understanding to solve an engineering problem.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and gain valuable experience working and developing relationships with industry experts.
We also offer a number of four-year integrated Masters degrees (MEng). If you are interested in this higher-level degree, then take a look at the following course pages:
Professional Practical Engineering (with Mechatronics Project)
Mathematics & Computing for Engineers
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems and Practice
Introduction to Material Engineering Characteristics & Manufacture
Engineering Product Lifecycle
Computer Aided Engineering and Design
Dynamics of Solid Mechanics and Materials
Dynamics of Fluid and Thermal Systems
Smart Building Technology Communication, Control and Instrumentation Systems
Professional Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Project
FEA for Mechanics and Materials
CFD for Thermal and Fluid Dynamic Modelling
Industry 4.0 for Manufacturer
Design for Manufacture Modular Build