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.
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).