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Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Full-time (BEng, Foundation Entry)

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.

Any company wanting to develop a concept or idea into a reality would call upon the skills and knowledge of a Manufacturing Engineer. Manufacturing Engineers are called upon to work on a vast range of applications, from aerospace to automotive to sports equipment or electronic goods.

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, making it a truly versatile and transferable qualification.

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

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 and Manufacturing Engineering (Full-Time 3 Years; Part-Time 6 Years; EngC ref 15962)
  • BEng(Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with a year in industry (Full-Time 4 Years; EngC ref 15963).

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PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

Pathway Options

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

BEng | 3 Year Degree Programme
UCAS Code: HH37
Apply via UCAS

BEng | 4 Year Programme with Foundation Entry
UCAS Code: HH3R
Apply via UCAS

Part-time BEng | 3 to 4 Years Degree Programme
To apply contact: Dr Arnaud Marotin


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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£11,500 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. Internships and A Year in Industry 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. Part-time lectures are delivered every Friday afternoon, 1 pm -7 pm, to fit with Industry working week.
  9. For part-time study - extended academic year to complete the BEng part-time in just 3 years if coming with an HNC, 4 years if starting at Level 4.
  10. The Engineering Department has over 19 years of experience in delivering successful part-time Programmes.
  11. Study on our state-of-the-art £300m Swansea Waterfront campus (SA1).

What you will learn

Course Overview

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programmes are intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

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 automation, robotics, digital simulation and manufacturing concepts are also important if engineers are going to be able to deploy these advanced technologies to their full potential. These topics are covered in our programme. 

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.

Our BEng(Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Full-Time 3 Years; Part-Time 6 Years; EngC ref 15962) and BEng(Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with a year in industry (Full-Time 4 Years; EngC ref 15963) 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.

Modules

Year 0 - Level 3/4 - Foundation Year

The foundation year 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 One - Level 4 - BEng

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

Year Two - Level 5 - 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 - BEng

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

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
Assessment

Foundation year

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.

BEng

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.

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Key Information

Staff

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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

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
  • KSR International
  • Aston Martin Lagonda
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.

Student Quotes

Nick Tanner, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering / Oceaneering
"The best thing about the course was the lecturer support."

Sarah Chapman-Smith, BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
"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."

Bursary / Scholarship Information