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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Solent University
Length: 3 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Southampton
Language: English
Price: 12,500 GBP excl. VAT

Program description

Program description

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Are you fascinated by how things work? Do you find yourself thinking about how products could be improved? A degree in mechanical engineering can help you to develop these interests into valuable practical skills.

Solent University’s mechanical engineering programme focuses on applied engineering principles and places a strong emphasis on employability. Our experienced course team will help you to develop the range of theory based, professional and hands-on skills that employers in the industry are looking for.

The engineering academic group’s extensive network of industry contacts has provided past students with the opportunity to work on live briefs, helping them to develop analytical, problem solving, team working and business and management skills. These elements can help students develop a range of transferable skills and help to ensure they are well prepared for a professional working environment.

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge employers will require, from essential engineering concepts to mechanics, drawing, CAD and manufacturing skills. Critically, past students have been able to gain an insight into real-life engineering problems, tackling projects defined for them by our network of industry contacts. 

This course has a strong focus on practical, hands-on experience, enabling students to put the theory they have learnt into practice.

What does this course lead to?

This course could lead to careers in a wide variety of mechanical engineering disciplines, such as aerospace, automotive engineering, design engineering, component manufacture, nano-technology, management of engineering departments or production planning. Particularly if you further your professional development and become a fully chartered engineer, you could work on anything from prosthetics and medical technology to large-scale engineering projects. Whether your preference is for research and development of new products, turning ideas into practical designs or producing final products and projects, you’ll have a huge range of career options and opportunities. Course graduates have gone on to roles including mechanical design engineer, graduate research engineer and production engineer.

Who is this course for?

Ideal for those looking to pursue a career in engineering in roles such as design or research engineer, mechanical design engineer or junior engineering manager, this course teaches students theoretical and practical mechanical engineering skills alongside business skills to be able to take the first step into a career in engineering.

Admission requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent

  • A minimum of two A-levels (one A-Level in a maths or science subject), STEM based BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or STEM based BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent.
  • A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications.
  • Entry to year two full-time or year three part-time can be considered for applicants with a relevant HNC or equivalent qualification
  • Entry to year one of this course is available through theScience and Engineering Foundation Year.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

Tuition fees

The 2019/20 tuition fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2018/19 fees were:
UK and EU full-time fees:£9,250 per year
International full-time fees: £12,500 per year 
UK and EU part-time fees: £4,625 per year
International part-time fees: Students from outside the EU are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study. Please visit our visas and immigration pagefor more information.

For further information, please visit ourtuition fees page.

Other costs

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk.

The 2019/20 other costs are not yet available. For guidance, the 2018/19 other costs were:

Optional costs
Minor materials in year 3: approximately £50.

Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Applied Mathematics
  • CAD and the Design Process
  • Manufacturing Principles
  • Electrical Principles
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Professional and Study Skills

Year two

Core units

  • Applied Maths for Mechanical Systems
  • Engineering Materials
  • Modelling and Mechanics of Products
  • Quality and Product Development
  • Automation and Control

Options

  • Competition and Contracts in Engineering
  • Languages

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Analysis and Design Optimisation
  • Analysis of Materials and Structures
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Major project

Options

  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Scholarships

Bursaries and scholarships

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Click to find out more about bursaries and scholarships 

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