University of Hertfordshire - BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

University of Hertfordshire

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge of a modern engineer. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to engineering, giving you the flexibility to work in a broad range of industries. Among the general topics, you’ll study engineering mathematics, materials and electrical science, mechanical science, manufacturing technology, computer-aided engineering and thermodynamics. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to collaborate with other engineering students on some incredible projects, such as designing a hovercraft, a Formula Student racing car and an unmanned aircraft. This course is the first step towards chartered engineer status.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTECIB requirement
112-120BBC-BBB: Requires Maths and either Physics or Technology or Engineering based subjects, excluding General Studies/Critical ThinkingDMM-DDM: Requires Extended diploma in Engineering (DMM) to include Distinction in Further Maths120-128 points: From a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above to include HL Maths and Physics

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/C in Mathematics.

Access Course Tariff: Engineering diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at distinction to include maths and science or principles units. Any additional L3 credits must be at merit

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

Professional chartered mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought after around the world. Our graduates have an excellent employment record illustrating that this degree gives you the flexibility to work in virtually any manufacturing setting, both in the UK and abroad.

Course Details

The school has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning with most modules delivered through a combination of traditional face to face teaching and distance learning through the university's Canvas web-based facility. Canvas allows students to access electronic learning resources, electronic discussion with staff and other students, and, for some modules, submit coursework 24/7 from anywhere in the world! With a heavy emphasis on Computer-Aided Engineering, the school has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The school also operate an open-access laboratory policy of when possible students doing experiments in their own time.

What you will learn

You will study the fundamental skills and knowledge required by a modern engineer including principles of flight and an introduction to aircraft systems. In particular, you will be introduced to computer packages commonly used in the aerospace industry. You will learn about the design process and will have the opportunity to work on the Class 200 Formula Student car.

First Year

You will study engineering mathematics, engineering applications of mathematics, materials and electrical science, mechanical science, introduction to manufacturing technology, introduction to design, and fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

Second Year

You will study thermofluid mechanics, further engineering mathematics, computer-aided engineering (CAE), structural mechanics, dynamics, data acquisition and control systems, integrated engineering system design and project management and product development.

Third Year

You have the option of taking an integrated one-year professional placement.

Final Year (3rd or 4th)

You will study mechanical engineering design, micro-engineering and micro-technology or manufacturing strategy, mechanics and properties of materials, control systems, thermofluid mechanics and heat transfer, vibration, noise and vehicle dynamics, and an individual major project.

Year 1

Engineering fundamentals
Engineering mathematics
Statics and dynamics
Applied design
Electrical science
Programming for engineers
Engineering professionalism
Introduction to mechatronic systems

Year 2

Structural mechanics
Project management and product development
Integrated engineering systems design
Computer aided engineering
Career planning 0 credits compulsory
Further engineering mathematics

Year 3

Thermofluid mechanics & heat transfer
Control systems
Mechanics and properties of materials
Individual project
Careers portfolio 0 credits compulsory
Noise and vibration analysis
Mechatronics design

Optional modules
Industrial placement
Manufacturing strategy
Year abroad
Micro-engineering & micro-technology

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