School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

MEng (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

The Mechanical Engineering course provides for a comprehensive engineering education covering design, engineering mathematics and its application, the core concepts of mechanics, thermodynamics, structural dynamics, materials and the behaviour of fluids.

The Mechanical Engineering course provides for a comprehensive engineering education covering design, engineering mathematics and its application, the core concepts of mechanics, thermodynamics, structural dynamics, materials and the behaviour of fluids.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H301
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

The Mechanical Engineering course provides for a comprehensive engineering education covering design, engineering mathematics and its application, the core concepts of mechanics, thermodynamics, structural dynamics, materials and the behaviour of fluids. As you progress through the course, you will also cover the principles of control systems, advanced materials and manufacturing processes including Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)/ 3D-printing of plastics and metals. You will use computer aided modelling, design and analysis software to validate product designs. Analysing the performance of materials and structures under in-service conditions through the use of finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics is one highlight of the course. Accordingly, you will have the ability to use industry level FEA packages to analyse the performance of various engineering components.

What happens on the course?

All of our degrees have a common first year, allowing you to experience a range of subjects before deciding on the course you decide to proceed with. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work; and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design.

In the second year you will extend your knowledge of Mechanical Engineering subjects including Control Systems, Thermodynamics and Fluids, Mechanics, Vibration and Stress Analysis. In addition, you will create design specifications, and become proficient in the use of a 3D CAD package. You will also learn the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer.

Following the second academic year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement in industry, improving your employment prospects and forming part of your professional development as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

In your third year you will complete an individual project, extend your specialist Mechanical Engineering knowledge, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.

In your final year you will study subjects including advanced Finite Element Analysis, and Rapid Manufacturing and Materials. You will apply these as part of a team engaged in a complex group project.

 

 

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Mechanical Engineers may choose industrially based careers in research and development, design, or product development. The combination of engineering skills, design capability and management provides graduates of this course with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical environments across the world. Typical examples include the co-ordination of activities related to product and process design of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, and the management of projects in a wide range of technical environments.

 

The course enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of responsibility within a relatively short time.

 

Graduates may also study for a research degree, MPhil/PhD, with the Department.

 

The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Responding to the regional and national shortage of graduate qualified Engineers the University of Wolverhampton is currently investing over £10m in new Engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton.

New Engineering courses on offer from 2015 share a design that incorporates significant elements of problem and activity-based learning and live industrial project-work. The courses have embedded themes of creativity, employability, professional engineering, and sustainability and the environment. All of our courses are designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council.

Students studying Engineering courses will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes a design and visualisation facility modeled on best-practice in industry, wind tunnels (including a formula-1 specification rolling road wind tunnel), engine test facilities, a composites laboratory, 3-d printing facilities, an electronics and telecommunications laboratory, a metrology laboratory and a materials testing laboratory.

Our aim is for our graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition and to further develop employability skills, we offer ‘Club Activities’. These currently include the IMechE Formula Student Activity, the Human Powered Flight Club, the Flight Simulator Club and the Formula Renault 2l Racing Team Club. These are great fun, and the only conditions to entry are that you need to engage and demonstrate commitment.

All engineering courses are offered from the Telford Innovation Campus, located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire. Chemical Engineering is the exception to this, and this is offered at City Campus in Wolverhampton.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

·       demonstrate creativity in the design and synthesis of mechanical engineering products systems, and processes, including electro-mechanical applications, and apply an innovative approach to their physical realisation
 
·       effectively research unfamiliar subject areas in mechanical engineering and cognate disciplines, and thereby propose and evaluate a broad range of solutions to engineering problems
 
·       select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis and synthesis of engineering systems
 
·       lead teams of engineers effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues
 
·       select and apply appropriate software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis applications and critically evaluate the results
 
·       relate theory and practice, thereby facilitating the efficient realisation of viable mechanical engineering products and processes


 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of AA* or BCC to include Maths and either a technology or science-based subject
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma in Engineering grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma (science or engineering subject)   Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

International Students will require approval from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Its aim is to help stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery. The ATAS is specifically designed to ensure that those applying for study in certain sensitive subjects do not acquire knowledge that could potentially be used in WMD courses. Please see the following link for further information http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/atas/atas-what

“I have worked in the Aerospace industry as a Structural Designer for the last 20 years. As an apprentice I attained a HNC in Metals Technology.

 

When I decided to move back into Higher Education it was not without some trepidation. I found the lecturers to be extremely helpful and their technical knowledge was extremely sound.

 

My interaction with the lecturers outside of the classroom has been very positive and has helped me to maintain my motivation.

 

I feel that every single module I have studied has enhanced my level of knowledge as an Engineer and will enhance my employability in the future.

 

The facilities provided by the University are fantastic and I have never found them lacking.

 

I feel very proud and privileged to be a student at the University of Wolverhampton and I would encourage anyone who is interested in Engineering to give serious consideration to the University of Wolverhampton.”

 

Marcus Hayward

Marcus is a current student on the Mechanical Engineering course, and has previously worked for: Airbus; Airbus (North America); BAE Systems; British Aerospace; Boeing Aerospace Corporation; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation; Rolls-Royce Deutschland; and Rolls-Royce PLC.

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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