Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - BEng (Hons)


Course Code: ET1HE579


UCAS Code: H300


DEGREE-LEVEL

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
13/09/2021Bispham Campus3 Years / £8,750 per yearEnrol
13/09/2022Bispham Campus3 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Course Overview

Course timetable

Duration: 2 days a week
Day/s of week: Wed & Thurs      
Time: 9:00am  - 5:15pm
Indicative Delivery 100% On-site at the ATC, Bispham Campus

 

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

If you're interested in Mechanical Engineering and want to know how things are designed, manufactured and made to work, this is the course for you.

Through consultation with local employers, we have developed a highly industry relevant programme that delivers the knowledge, experience and general transferable skills required for employment in this broad and exciting field.

Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programme will provide you with the core and specialist principles of this highly employable engineering field to furnish you with the required skills to enjoy an exciting career path within this diverse sector.

You will have the opportunity to follow a Mechanical pathway, after you have sampled core engineering subjects.

The course consists of core common modules at level 4 and then develops with more subject specialisms later in the programme.

Opportunities to explore software and practical subject areas such as computer aided design, controls and simulation and computational fluid dynamics are embedded within the modules to enable a blend of practical and theoretical experiences to enhance employability.

A current shortage of skilled mechanical engineers means there are excellent career opportunities for talented engineering graduates as design, production and project engineers within a variety of sectors.

Many of our graduates are now employed by major companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields, BAE Systems, Airbus, NIC, GCE and Ford Motor Company as mechanical design, production, project or research and development engineers.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline:

  • DD from A levels to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or science-based subject
  • PPP from Extended Diploma, MP from Diploma, MM from 90 Credit Diploma in a science or technology-based subject, including passes in mathematics

The entry criteria for direct entry onto Level 5 of the programme are:

  • HNC or HND with an overall merit grade in: Mechanical, General or Aeronautical Engineering or an appropriate Engineering discipline

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component

Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Coursework

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.

Exam

Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.

Practical

Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Coursework83%75%63%
Exam6%25%34%
Practical11%0%3%

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Engineering DesignET4MD20720Mandatory
Managing a Professional Engineering ProjectET4MD21520Mandatory
Engineering ScienceET4MD21620Mandatory
Introduction to Academic Study Comp Sci EngET4MD21920Mandatory
Engineering MathematicsET4MD22020Mandatory
Computer Aided DesignET4MD22520Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Engineering DynamicsET5MD21220Mandatory
Thermofluids with CfdET5MD21320Mandatory
Mechanics of Materials and StructuresET5MD21420Mandatory
Further Engineering MathematicsET5MD22320Mandatory
Research ProjectET5MD22420Mandatory
Professional Engineering ManagementET5MD22520Mandatory

Level 6 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
DissertationET6MD18540Mandatory
Professional EngineerET6MD18620Mandatory
Control and SimulationET6MD18720Mandatory
Structural and Dynamic AnalysisET6MD18820Mandatory
Thermodynamic SystemsET6MD18920Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.

Placement

Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Scheduled333342385
Independent867858815
Placement000
Total120012001200

Industry Placement and Field Trips

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Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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Regulation and Accreditation

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