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. During your MEng year, you’ll deepen your understanding of engineering through a selection of advanced modules. As with the BEng, you’ll get the chance to work on some impressive team projects, including designing a hovercraft, a Formula Student racing car and an unmanned aircraft. This course is the first step towards chartered engineer status.
University of Hertfordshire
MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
|UCAS points||A Level||BTEC||IB requirement|
|120-128||BBB-ABB: Requires Maths and either Physics or Technology or Engineering based subjects, excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking||Not accepted||120-128 points: From a minimum of 3 HL subjects at grade 5 or above to include HL Maths and Physics|
GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/C Mathematics
Access Course Tariff: Not accepted
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.
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. MEng graduates in particular can expect to be in senior managerial positions within a few years.
Mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought after around the world. Our graduates have an excellent employment record and have everything it takes to work in virtually any engineering company in the UK and internationally. MEng graduates in particular can expect to be in senior managerial positions within a few years.
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 StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet 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.
More about the Course
Our School of Engineering and Technology is well known for project-orientated learning, and mechanical engineers have the opportunity to take part in exciting team projects such as the UH Hovercraft, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ESCO-UAS) competition or the Formula Student competition. For more information see racing.herts.ac.uk
Our students can take the work placement option, spending their Third Year in industry. Some students take the opportunity to study part of their degree abroad through student exchange programmes with other universities in the EU, USA or Canada.
A mechanical engineering degree will provide you with the flexibility to be employed in any industrial company irrespective of their product range. Mechanical engineers are involved in producing innovative designs, using the latest materials and Computer Aided Engineering systems to meet ever-increasing expectations in 21st century living. With our excellent teaching standards and facilities, the University has a strong track record of providing industry with these highly skilled professionals.
In your first year 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.
In your second year the core themes from year 1 are further developed so that they can be applied to solve engineering problems encountered in industrial and commercial environments. You will learn about the design process, through both group design and detail design work, and will have the opportunity to work on the Class 200 Formula Student car.
In your third year you have the chance to work for an engineering company on placement.
In your fourth year you have the option of covering either manufacturing or the rapidly growing field of micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS). Project work, both in teams on design and individually on a topic of special interest, encourages you to develop valuable practical, interpersonal and communication skills. You also have the opportunity to work on the University's entry to the Formula Student competition.
In your final year you will study at Masters level, deepening your knowledge and understanding of engineering as well as developing your business and management skills. The Team Project is multidisciplinary and involves applying your skills to solve an unusual and challenging problem.
Statics and dynamics
Programming for engineers
Introduction to mechatronic systems
Integrated engineering systems design
Thermofluid mechanics & heat transfer
Mechanics and properties of materials
Careers portfolio 0 credits compulsory
Noise and vibration analysis
Micro-engineering & micro-technology
Human resource management
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