Course Code: ET1HE581 Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - BEng (Hons) (part-time) Duration3 Years Day/s of weekTuesday Time09:00 - 17:15 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 3 Years / £5,833 per year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This part-time Honours programme starts at Level 5 and anticipates that applicants will have already secured a relevant level 4 qualification prior to commencement. If you're interested in Mechanical Engineering and want to know how things are designed, manufactured and made to work and are ready to take your learning to the next level, 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 part-time top-up BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programme will provide you with the 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. 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. What's more, 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. Subject to Validation & Revalidation To ensure we deliver the highest quality degree courses, all our honours programmes are initially validated by Lancaster University, our awarding body, and are periodically subject to revalidation. For students, this means they have the reassurance of knowing our courses meet the highest academic standards year on year. Find out more Course Detail Having acquired the core subjects such as engineering science, mathematics, computer-aided design at level 4, you will be ideally placed to progress onto more specialist areas specific to mechanical rather than general engineering. These will include opportunities not only to develop your technical know-how but also the requisite management skills that will ultimately accompany any graduate engineering role you subsequently apply for. You will be able to explore specialist topics that will present you with the chance to explore software and practical subject areas such as design, control & simulation and computational fluid dynamics. You will also benefit from a blend of practical and theoretical experiences and our programme will aim to teach you how to apply your technical and scientific knowledge to concrete, practical problems. 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 Mathematics GCSE at Grade B/5 or above and English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above 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) What will I learn? Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Engineering Dynamics ET5MD212 20 No Thermofluids with Cfd ET5MD213 20 No Mechanics of Materials and Structures ET5MD214 20 No Further Engineering Mathematics ET5MD223 20 No Research Project ET5MD224 20 No Professional Engineering Management ET5MD225 20 No Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Dissertation ET6MD185 20 No Professional Engineer ET6MD186 20 No Control and Simulation ET6MD187 20 No Structural and Dynamic Analysis ET6MD188 20 No Thermodynamic Systems ET6MD189 40 No Industry Placement and Field Trips The programme has been designed to carefully align with industrial need. You are strongly encouraged to gain work experience, via summer internships, short courses in industry, and industrial visits. Although work placement is not an integral part of the programme, we regularly invite guest speakers, employers and previous students at relevant points throughout your studies to integrate the academic and work based experience. Case studies of workplaces and employment will be embedded within specific modules and will feature throughout the programme, as will the development of aligning attitudes and behaviours expected of a Professional Engineer. Learning and Teaching 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. 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. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 75% 63% Exam 0% 25% 34% Practical 0% 0% 3% 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. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 342 385 Independent 0 858 815 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 1200 1200 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment There may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing. It is highly recommended (but not mandated) that at the start of your programme, you apply for student membership through a professional organisation such as IMechE or IET. Some organisations provide discounted student membership whilst for others there is no charge. *Correct at 2016 IMechE - Affiliate Member*: No charge for an apprentice or studying engineering at college or an undergraduate student studying a STEM degree. IET* - Students and apprentices (one year) £20.00. Students and apprentices (for duration of course, up to five years) £50.00 You will need your own scientific calculator, we recommend the Casio FFX-91ES (costs start from around £15). Books, Journals and electronic resources can be accessed via the College Learning Resources facility. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec BENG-MC-2022.pdf Adobe PDF, 315.98 KB Career Options and Progression The UK has a significant shortfall of suitably skilled and qualified engineers. We have well-developed working relationships with a wide range of Engineering employers, through which we help and support learners into sustainable employment. Some of our previous graduates work at companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse (Springfields Fuels Ltd), BAE Systems and Airbus. Successful students may also wish to continue their studies by undertaking a relevant postgraduate degree at another University Institution, leading to even greater career opportunities.