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Mechanical Engineering (BEng, Foundation Entry)

Mechanical Engineering is the traditional benchmark into a huge number of industries in the UK. Positions in Engineering offer well-paid careers to enthusiastic graduates.

Despite this, many sources document the shortage of engineers in UK industry, meaning that graduates from these courses have many options open to them.

The following Bachelor’s degrees have been be accredited as meeting the academic requirement, in part, for Chartered Engineer (CEng in Part) registration for the cohort intakes from 2015 up to, and including, 2023: BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Full-Time 3 Years; EngC ref 15964) 

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PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

Mechanical Engineering

BEng | 3 Year Degree Programme
UCAS Code: H301
Apply via UCAS

BEng | 4 Year Programme with Foundation Entry
UCAS Code: H300
Apply via UCAS

If you are interested in applying for the Part-time delivery mode, complete an application form and send it directly to the programme director Dr. Arnaud Marotin arnaud.marotin@uwtsd.ac.uk .

Application form can be found here


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Contact Email: engineering@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Kelvin Lake

Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course

  1. Internships with well-known companies. 
  2. Extracurricular projects such as ‘Engineers without Borders’, ‘IMechE Engineering Design Challenge’. 
  3. State-of-the-art campus and lots of kit that students have access to 9-5 every weekday. 
  4. 24-hour access to the campus CAD and other software facilities. 
  5. 98.4% of our graduates from last year are in employment or full-time education.
  6. Small cohorts and teaching groups.
  7. Programme shaped in partnership with Industry.
  8. Study on our state-of-the-art £300m Swansea Waterfront campus (SA1).
  9. Live industrial student projects.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The BEng Mechanical Engineering programme is 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 programme 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.

We have prepared students for a range of employment opportunities in small and large companies. Examples of companies who have employed previous graduates are Corus, Ford, Schaeffler, Robert Bosch and Visteon.

UK manufacturing offers well-paid careers to engineering and science graduates. Despite this, many sources document the shortage of engineers in UK industry, meaning that graduates from these courses have many options open to them.

Our BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Full-Time 3 Years; EngC ref 15964) and BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with a year in industry (Full-Time 4 Years; EngC ref 15965) are accredited as meeting the academic requirement, in part, for Chartered Engineer (CEng in Part)  registration by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Module Topics

Year 0 - Level 3/4 - Foundation Year

The foundation year 0 is designed to develop your mathematical, analytical and study skills, to equip you with the necessary academic skills required to successfully study engineering at a degree level. Your academic skills will be developed through engineering relevant modules including Mathematics, Engineering Science, Study Skills and IT, Manufacturing Technology and an Engineering Project.

Year 1 - Level 4 - BEng

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles - 20 Credits
  • Engineering Design - 20 Credits
  • Engineering Mathematics - 20 Credits
  • Engineering Science - 20 Credits
  • Engineering Applications and Study Skills - 20 Credits
  • Materials and Introduction to Processing - 20 Credits

 Year 2 - Level 5 - BEng

  • Management Innovation and Sustainability - 20 Credits
  • Control and Automation - 20 Credits
  • Group Project - 20 Credits
  • Manufacturing Design and Technology - 20 Credits
  • Stress Analysis and Dynamics - 20 Credits
  • Thermofluid Mechanics - 20 Credits

 Year 3 - Level 6 - BEng

  • Computational Methods - 20 Credits
  • Independent Project - 40 Credits
  • Advanced Thermofluid Mechanics - 20 Credits
  • Advanced Processes and Materials - 20 Credits
  • Structural and Fluid Analysis - 20 Credits
Assessment

Students on this type of programme come with a natural interest in their specialism and the teaching team aims to tap into this interest so students enjoy learning and appreciate the benefits which an engineering degree can add to reinforce their areas of interest.

The assessments for the programme will be a mix of coursework and formal examination. Modules such as group project and Major project will also have presentations where you would be given the opportunity to showcase your work.

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

Related Links

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SA1 Swansea Waterfront

Key Information

Entry Criteria

BEng Four-Year Foundation Entry

For the foundation entry to our four-year degrees, our offers are based on 32 UCAS points (previously 80). We will not specify the subject matter required. We will accept A levels, National Diplomas, Certificates, National Awards or equivalent, including NVQ Level 3, 14-19 Diploma and Access courses. Providing you achieve the points required, one A level would be sufficient. GCSE Maths at grade C or above is also required.

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.

BEng

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.

Relevant industrial experience can also be considered when determining eligibility for entry requirements.

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from programmes offered by the school have found employment in a wide range of industries, with roles including manufacturing engineer, design engineer, maintenance engineer and project engineer. Many former students have made significant progress in their careers, with many of them now occupying senior engineering or management positions in their organisations. These include numerous senior engineers, section leaders and departmental managers at major manufacturing facilities such as Ford and Tata.

Additional Costs

Extra costs to be borne by the student

As an institution, we seek to continually enhance the student experience and as a result, additional costs may be incurred by the student on activities that will add value to their education. Where possible these costs will be kept to a minimum with additional activities being optional.

Field trips and placement costs

Field trips will be available for students, which are optional. Students who choose to undertake internships/work placements are usually funded by the university (up to £1000) to cover travel and living costs.

Professional Accreditations

IMechE

Student Quotes

"I enjoyed this course because it is a combination of Maths, Science and Computing. It furthers job security as it is a multi-branch of all engineering departments. UWTSD's location is very suitable, and communication with instructors is easy due to small class sizes." 

Habtom Ghirmay BEng Mechanical Engineering

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