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BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

University of Sunderland
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course, with an integrated foundation year. Learn a range of diverse subjects from thermodynamics, design and the mechanics of machines, to state-of-the-art technological solutions such as finite element analysis, computer-aided design (CAD) and computational fluid dynamics. Graduate with a choice of career options in design, process, manufacturing and management.

Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines. This course covers topics such as electrical principles, mechanics, manufacturing and materials, microprocessors and thermofluids.

You are encouraged to apply to undertake a year-long placement between the second and final years, although it is not compulsory. Past students have secured paid placement with companies such as Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel.

Admission requirements

Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)


Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.

English Language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Foundation Year

Core modules

  • Engineering Practice
  • Essential Study Skills
  • Foundation Project
  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Mathematics for Engineering and Computing

Year 1

Core modules

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Design, Drawing and Practical Skills
  • Electronic & Electrical Principles
  • Energy Conversion
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Manufacturing and Materials

Year 2

Core modules

  • Automation for Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Design - 2
  • Thermofluids
  • Optional modules
  • Engineering Placement

Final year

Core modules

  • Engineering Dynamics and Thermofluids
  • Manufacturing Systems Design
  • Mechanical Design and Materials Selection
  • Professional Engineering Management Techniques
  • Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.


The annual fee for this course is £9,250 if you are from the UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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