Teesside University Mechanical Engineering

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Teesside University Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

UCAS code: H300 BEng/MEE

Mechanical engineering is recognised as one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines and offers a wide variety of career options.

Our accredited BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering prepares you for high earning potential as a professional engineer. This programme takes advantage of the University’s location in a major industrial centre by providing practical activities in the field and a number of opportunities to engage with industry.

Teesside University is a natural choice if you are seeking the skills and knowledge required for employment in industries including aerospace, automotive, marine, manufacturing, medical, rail, renewable energy, oil and gas, power and process.

Our mechanical engineering degrees are ranked 7th in the country for student satisfaction with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2018).
Our mechanical engineering courses are ranked 3rd in the country for teaching quality (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
Our mechanical engineering courses are ranked 4th in the country for student experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

You may also be interested in our integrated master’s courses:MEng (Hons) Mechanical EngineeringMEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Industry.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

  • Calculus
  • Electrical Principles
  • Engineering Design and CAD
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Group Design Project
  • Professional Skills for Mechanical Engineers
  • Properties of Materials
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Year 2 core modules

  • Aero Engines and Rocket Science
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Employment Skills for Engineers
  • Group Design and Build Project
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanics of Materials 1
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Product and Assembly Design Modelling

Final-year core modules

  • Applied Dynamics
  • Computer-aided Analysis
  • Interdisciplinary Group Project
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Management Skills for Engineers
  • Mechanics of Materials 2
  • Project

Entry requirements

Your offer will be made on the basis of your UCAS application and, if appropriate, your interview.

Year 1 entry
UCAS tariff points: 96-112 UCAS tariff points from any combination of recognised Level 3 qualifications including mathematics and physics. Alternative subjects to physics can be considered – for example, electronics, engineering, technology, mechanical principles.

Typical eligible qualifications include

GCE and VCE Advanced Level
At least two GCE/VCE A-Levels including grade C in mathematics and physics

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma
Distinction, Merit, Merit in an appropriate discipline including Merit in Further Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma
Merit in at least 24 Level 3 credits including mathematics and physics

Scottish Advanced Highers
Grade D in higher level mathematics and physics

Irish Leaving Certificate
At least five subjects studied at higher level, including grade B (H2 if awarded after 2016) in mathematics and physics

International Baccalaureate
Award of International Baccalaureate including 5 in higher level mathematics and physics

If the qualification for which you are studying isn’t listed, please contact our admissions team for advice on eligibility.

Eligible applicants are normally invited for interview. The interview is to determine each applicant’s potential to succeed and to help us set appropriate entry conditions matched to personal circumstances and the demands of the course. The interview also enables you to see our excellent facilities, meet staff and students, and to learn more about studying at Teesside University.

We encourage all applicants to attend an interview, but if you are unable to attend an interview we may consider your application based on your UCAS application alone. Online or skype interviews may be possible in some cases.

English language and maths requirement
You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills. Typically, GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4, or passes in Level 2 Functional Skills.

Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements.

Helping you meet the entry requirements
We may be able to help you meet the requirements for admission by offering you the opportunity to study one or more Summer University modules, some of which can be studied by distance learning.

Alternative degree with integrated foundation year
If you are unable to achieve the minimum admission requirements for Year 1 entry you could, subject to eligibility, join one of our degree courses with an integrated foundation year. The recommended extended route for this course is BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Extended).

Guaranteed Place Scheme (for UK/EU students only)
If you have completed Level 3 qualifications (for example AS Levels, BTEC Nationals) and have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and mathematics, you may be eligible for a guaranteed place on an Extended degree course in your chosen subject whilst still working towards meeting the conditions required for a course with higher entry requirements.
Find out more and check your eligibility

Direct entry to later years
Applicants with previous study and qualified to BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) or BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) level, or equivalent, may request direct entry to Year 2 of this degree. You will be required to provide a full detailed transcript of your previous studies with your application to enable us to determine your eligibility for advanced entry.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Course information

  • Length: 3 years

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  • 6 years if entering Year 1; 4 years if entering Year 2

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