Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - MEng | BEng


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91% of UWTSD’s Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering students were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

A growing number of companies, whether new or well established, are increasingly utilising advanced automation, robotics and computerised inspection techniques to meet the growing needs of the sector.

This programme has been developed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and capabilities which would allow you to make a make a valuable contribution to a wide range of established and emerging industries.

Modern Manufacturing Engineering takes place in a highly competitive, rapidly changing market place and is very different from the traditional impressions of this sector.

100% of UWTSD’s BEng (Hons) Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering students agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching – NSS 2016.

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Key Facts

UCAS Code (Foundation): HH3R
UCAS Code (MEng): 3D7B
UCAS Code (BEng): HH37
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
MEng 4 years f/t - up to 8 years part time;
BEng 3 years f/t - up to 6 years p/t;
Foundation Entry - 4 years f/t - up to 8 years. p/t;

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
School of Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics
Contact Name:
Dr Robert Andrew Hawksley Goodson
Contact Email:
engineering@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice
English  

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  • Working with a multi-national company has been an amazing experience. I never dreamed that I would have such a great opportunity whilst studying for my degree. The support I have had from lecturers here at UWTSD and the staff at Perkin Elmer has been tremendous. It has taught me skills that will undoubtedly help me after I graduate. It has been such a unique experience and I am so proud of what I have achieved so far. I would highly recommend this course to prospective students. Just take a look at what it has done for me. Helping me to work alongside a multi-national company, three days a work, while I study.

    Sarah Chapman-SmithBEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Sarah Chapman-Smith is excellent – very self-motivated. When I talk about what I would like to do, I find she has already done it, solved several issues – some I didn’t know I had. She has been involved in key new areas of discovery that have enabled a particular area to run smarter and more accurately. She is a credit to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. If Sarah is anything to go by the quality of students at the university is excellent and I would bite your hand off for another.

    Tony ShepardEmployer: Process Engineer at Perkin Elma

  • I chose UWTSD because I wanted to do real engineering. Here, on the first day you get into the lab, you get real experience and that is the point because when you get out to look for a job that real knowledge is so valuable.

    Michail MeletakisBEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Graduate

  • The best thing about the course was the lecturer support.

    Nick TannerMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering / Oceaneering


The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programmes are intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in mechanical engineering science and its application in design and the solution of a range of engineering problems.

In addition, students will develop knowledge in a suitable range of manufacturing processes and materials.  The programmes will also consider environmental aspects of design and technology and will enable students to gain a range of skills, relevant to a broad range of employment opportunities.

A thorough understanding of ‘manufacturing systems’ is also important if engineers are going to be able to deploy these advanced technologies to their full potential.

The university has a long and established record of developing graduates with expertise in mechanical and manufacturing disciplines.

Working closely with a number of local, national and international companies, this programme has been designed to develop graduates that are well equipped to join a global community of Mechanical and Manufacturing engineers.

Year One - Level 4 - MEng/BEng

  • Engineering Science 1
  • Engineering Science 2
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Design
  • Materials and Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Study Skills and Engineering Applications

Year Two - Level 5 - MEng/BEng

  • Group Project
  • Thermofluid Mechanics 1
  • Management Innovation and Sustainability
  • CAE and Stress Analysis
  • Manufacturing Design and Technology
  • Control and Automation
  • Dynamics
  • Manufacturing Systems

Year Three - Level 6 - MEng/BEng

  • Major Project
  • Advanced Stress Analysis and FEA
  • Advanced Computational Methods 
  • Environmental and Quality Engineering
  • Advanced Processes and Materials
  • Plant and Asset Engineering

Year Four - Level 7 - MEng

  • Major Project
  • Engineering Commercialisation

Optional Modules:

  • Project Paper
  • Leadership, Innovation and Product Development
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Purchasing and Inventory Management
  • Quality Engineering
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacture 
  • Simulation and Modelling

Collaborations with organisations such as Ford Motor Company, Visteon, Calsonic Kansei, Autoglass and, more recently, Tata Technologies and Perkin Elmer ensure that both teaching and research is informed by contemporary industrial problems and best practice.

Graduates are thus well prepared to take up roles as engineers and managers in 21st Century industry.  

Teaching and Learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level is at the fore front of everything we do. Our programmes are further enhanced by visiting lecturers from industry, who provide industrial perspectives.

Many of the programme delivery team have had successful industrial careers before moving to academia at companies, such as, Jaguar Land Rover, Prodrive, Lotus, British Aerospace, Rolls Royce, Tata Steel, and many other first tier manufacturing organisation.  This experience drives curriculum design and delivery this means that our primary focus is on the development of our students, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Our facilities and expertise are available for use by both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and inclucde:

  • Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Capabilities
  • Large Volume 5 Axis CNC with full CADCAM Capability
  • Corrosion Test and Analysis Capability
  • Material Strength and Ballistics Impact Testing
  • Structural Component and Composites Design

Other FACE Staff members delivering this programme.

The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, phase tests, presentations, vivas and examinations.

Students are given the opportunity to undertake engineering projects in teams and as individuals, applying the content covered within the modules.

MEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - UCAS CODE: 3D7B

130 points (previously 320) from numerate or technical A Level subjects, to include Maths or Physics at grade B or above. Maths GCSE at grade C is also required. Relevant experience may be considered.

BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - UCAS CODE: HH37

112 points (previously 280) from numerate or technical A Level subjects, to include Maths or Physics at grade B or above. Maths GCSE at grade C is also required. Relevant experience may be considered.

Our offers are not solely based on academic results. We take your skills, achievements and life experience into consideration. In such cases, they must provide evidence of capacity to pursue the course successfully. We like to give such applicants every opportunity to show that they have the motivation and ability to succeed in their chosen programme.

Also available as a four year programme (including foundation year)

As a graduate from the Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering programme you will be provided with the learning opportunities, knowledge and skill-sets necessary to join a global community of manufacturing engineers. You will be well placed to meet the needs and challenges of this increasingly technological sector.

Graduates have gone on to make a valuable contribution as Engineers and Managers within a wide range of companies. These include:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • Tata Steel
  • Perkin Elmer
  • Caterpillar
  • Mono Equipment
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • British Rototherm

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.

This programme has been revalidated to meet the needs of this rapidly changing sector. It is intended that accreditation will be sought during the next academic year. This will be subject to an external review process. Please check our website for up-to-date details.