A male and female student make adjustments to a table-top machine.

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.

Our BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering is 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).

Module Topics

Level 4

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

 Level 5

  • 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

Level 6

  • Advanced Processes and Materials | 20 credits
  • Advanced Thermofluid Mechanics | 20 credits
  • Independent Project | 40 credits
  • Computational Methods | 20 credits
  • Structural and Fluid Analysis | 20 credits


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.

If this is the course for you or if you require further information regarding the course, go to register your interest and a member of the apprenticeship unit will be in touch.