University of Hertfordshire Mechanical Engineering

By | 14th June 2017

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University of Hertfordshire Mechanical Engineering

University of Hertfordshire Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

Whilst this course shares some modules with both the Aerospace Systems Engineering and Automotive Engineering programmes, it gives you flexibility to gain employment across a broader range of industries.  It is also the first step towards gaining chartered engineer status.

What you will learn

You will study the fundamental skills and knowledge required by a modern engineer including principles of flight and an introduction to aircraft systems.  In particular you will be introduced to computer packages commonly used in the aerospace industry.  You will learn about the design process and will have the opportunity to work on the Class 200 Formula Student car.

First Year:  You will study engineering mathematics, engineering applications of mathematics, materials and electrical science, mechanical science, introduction to manufacturing technology, introduction to design, and fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

Second Year:  You will study thermofluid mechanics, further engineering mathematics, computer-aided engineering (CAE), structural mechanics, dynamics, data acquisition and control systems, integrated engineering system design and project management and product development.

Third Year:  You have the option of taking an integrated one-year professional placement.

Final Year (3rd or 4th):  You will study mechanical engineering design, micro-engineering and micro-technology or manufacturing strategy, mechanics and properties of materials, control systems, thermofluid mechanics and heat transfer, vibration, noise and vehicle dynamics, and an individual major project.

Why choose this course?

  • This BEng Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering has been highly successful and over the years produced thousands of successful graduates working in all fields of engineering;
  • You can apply your knowledge to typical mechanical projects such as the design of a hovercraft;
  • You may join the automotive students and help design, build and race single-seater race car in the UK Formula Student Competition;
  • You may join aerospace students on projects involving Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), rocketry and space tourism;
  • You will learn how to apply computer-aided engineering and industrial-standard software, recommended by the Automotive Industry Advisory Panel.

Entry requirements…

2017 entry 

104 UCAS points.

A levels to include Maths and either Physics or Technology or engineering based subjects excl Gen Studies/Critical Thinking.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering DMM to include Distinction in Further Maths.

Access to Engineering Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Distinction in Maths and Science or Principles units. All other L3 credits must be at Merit.

Engineering Advanced Diploma to include A level Maths as ASL component.

IB – 104 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above to include HL Maths and Physics  (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths, English Language and Science @ 4 or above.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

MSc Mechanical Engineering

About the course

This programme has been developed to meet the growing need for postgraduate skills within the engineering industry, and the demand for professional development for graduate engineers. The programme integrates the mechanical engineering subjects with key generic skills in management and research methods. This approach will help to develop your critical thinking skills as a future engineering manager, or technical specialist enabling you to effectively analyse technical and management issues. The University of Hertfordshire has a worldwide reputation for excellence in applied mechanical engineering. This international reputation will give you the opportunity to study with graduates from universities worldwide. You will benefit from the expertise of guest speakers from industry where relevant and appropriate.

The programme will:

  • provide education and experience to support your professional employment and career development within the industry
  • focus on the links between engineering analysis and design and supporting management skills management
  • provide a blend of knowledge and application experience through case studies and project work
  • equip you with the theory and practice of relevant subjects, technologies and analytical tools to provide solutions for mechanical and related manufacturing problems

Why choose this course?

  • The School has over 50 years’ experience of teaching mechanical engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field;
  • We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students as well as the latest software packages and windtunnels;
  • This MSc combines mechanical engineering subjects with key management and research methods.

Entry requirements…

An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in aerospace or aerospace systems engineering. Other disciplines may be considered. International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter the UK on acceptance to this course you will need to apply for an ATAS certificate before you are eligible to apply for UK entry clearance. Details of this requirement will be included in your offer. More information is available online.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).