UWE Bristol - BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering

UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering

Get industry ready with this IMechE accredited degree that consistently achieves high graduate employment rates and can be studied on a day release basis.

Why study mechanical engineering?

Engineers constantly ask questions and explore new ideas. They play a vital role in developing the world around us from the initial design and manufacture of products to their development, management or marketing.

A degree in Mechanical Engineering will challenge you and transform the way you learn. Develop your understanding of stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, mechatronics, materials and manufacture, and maths.

You'll build core skills that you'll take with you through your career, such as innovation, teamwork and creativity. Join us in using the power of engineering to explore, take risks and find ways to change the world for the better.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our new inclusive, problem-based curriculum aims to broaden our engineering audience. To date, we're the first university in the UK to transform our curriculum alongside constructing a new engineering building. You'll also benefit from accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) too.

You'll be taught in our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and all of the latest high-tech equipment, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Where can it take me?

As a student engineer, you'll start your professional journey towards becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer from day one. You'll learn by doing, applying and revisiting your early skills through embedded project weeks and development of digital and physical prototypes, as you would in practice.

Mechanical engineers are sought after for traditional engineering jobs and the product development process. They are also highly regarded in the world of financial business. You'll also be in demand to help maximise usage of high capital plants and operations such as power stations, oil refineries and hospitals

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: Grade C in Mathematics plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.
  • Relevant subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Mathematics; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics

Career Prospects

Our BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering will enable students from a wider range of backgrounds to pursue a career in engineering. You'll gain valuable transferable skills that you'll be able to use in any sector you wish.

This course is developed alongside our partner employers to make sure you're industry ready when you graduate. They also provide you with placement opportunities, as well as advice on CV-writing, interview techniques and industry issues.

Your combined understanding of maths, science, technology, business and management can lead to a broad range of careers all over the world. If you're interested in business or commerce, a mechanical engineering degree is highly regarded in finance, IT and management.

You'll also have the skillset needed for consulting and contracting jobs in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery. Apply your skills to industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, energy and water.

Throughout the course, you'll choose your modules in a way that allows you to specialise with your chosen career in mind. Gain an inside track on the profession through factory visits and professional briefings with industry-leading organisations across the UK.

You'll share modules with aerospace and automotive engineering students in your first year, enabling you transfer onto one of these courses if your focus changes. Depending on your second-year results, you may also be able to extend your studies by a year to graduate with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering.

Read how progressing onto an MEng degree and placement prepared Lawrence for an exciting future in Mechanical Engineering.

Course Details

If you study on the four year sandwich course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Engineering Practice 1
Solid Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing
Dynamics Modelling and Simulation
Applied Electrical Technology.

Year 2

Engineering Practice 2
Engineering Research
Structural Mechanics
Applied Thermofluids
Systems Design.

Placement year

Year 3

Professionalism for Engineers
Engineering Project
Group Design and Integration Project.

Four optional modules
Composite Engineering or Materials and Structures for Special Applications
Thermofluid Systems or Advanced Heat Transfer
Vibrational Dynamics or Vehicle Dynamics
Control Engineering.or Integrated Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advanced Manufacturing Technology or Mechanics of Materials
Engineering and Society
Emerging Automotive Technology 1.

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