Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons)

UCAS code: H303

Solution seeker? Challenge chaser? Our integrated Masters degree will kickstart – and accelerate – your career in mechanical engineering. Get ready to design and develop equipment, evaluate tools and solve society’s problems.

Overview

Course length: 4 years full-time
Start dates: September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBC-ABB (A Level) or DMM-DDM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Engineering
Department: Computer Science
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Mechanical engineers are in demand. Employers across expanding sectors like defence, transport and robotics are looking for professionals with the right skill and mindset.

On completion of this integrated Masters’s degree, you’ll be the perfect fit for roles in product design, automated manufacture, computer-aided engineering, and applied industrial engineering.

Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, computing technologies and mechatronics are just a few of the areas you’ll explore. We’ll help you become confident with the rapidly changing world of mechanical engineering.

Learn what it means to work effectively as a team and see first-hand how different disciplines join forces to create solutions. Put your skills to the test in an exciting engineering project that you’ll work on as part of a team.

You’ll be able to manage the design and development of mechanical engineering systems. Your knowledge in everything from programming to control theory, modelling to professional practice will be sought after by employers across sectors.

Course features

  • Sandwich Year Option Available

  • Studying Abroad Option Available

What you'll study

Your first year focuses on providing you with a solid foundation for the rest of the course. We’ll give you insight into a range of current topics, from analysis and the fundamentals of the design, to construction of systems and the foundations of engineering mathematics. These subjects focus on the key principles underpinning engineering materials, electrical and electronic engineering, computation and programming, and mathematical principles.

Compulsory modules:

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Computer Aided Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals

Engineering Materials

Foundations of Engineering Mathematics

Professional Practice in Engineering 1

Programming 1

Year 2 provides you with a more specialised focus. Take a closer look at fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, structural and solid mechanics, and control systems and instrumentation. At the same time, explore the principles of mathematics for engineering. You’ll have the chance to work on live briefs, deliver real products and work as part of a team. Want even more practical experience? Before beginning Year 3, you can complete a 12-month industrial placement or year aboard.

Compulsory modules:

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Applied Mathematics for Engineering

Control Systems and Instrument Engineering

Fluid Mechanics

Professional Practice in Engineering 2

Structural and Solid Mechanics

Thermodynamics

In Year 3 you’ll take your knowledge to the next level, exploring more specialist fields and expanding your understanding of related disciplines through project work. We’ll help you investigate topics covering mechatronics, and manufacture and design. Building expertise in engineering management and enterprise will be important too. A multidisciplinary project will give you valuable experience of working in a team on an exciting engineering challenge.

Compulsory modules:

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Engineering Management and Enterprise

Engineering Research and Development Methods

Manufacture and Design

Mechatronics

Multidisciplinary Group Design Project

Your final year is all about looking at specific areas in more detail. Explore finite element analysis and gain an insight into data mining and visualisation. We’ll also encourage you to become confident studying and learning on your own. Sharpening your project management skills will be key as you complete your research and development project, which can be either a piece of software or hardware.

Compulsory modules:

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Data Mining and Visualisation

Finite Element Analysis

Project Management

Research and Development Project

How you'll study

Teaching methods are designed in consultation with leading employers in the region. Many classes are based in engineering and computing laboratories, focusing on student activity as a means of learning. We introduce theoretical concepts by building on concrete practical activity.

Classes are highly interactive, with practical application of concepts a key factor, as well as cases drawn from real-life. Workshops, seminars, group tutorials and practical exercises provide opportunities for you to work with your peers and develop the essential people skills to complement your technical ability.

You will be required to attend up to four days a week.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of practical exercises, reports, essays, presentations and examinations. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, therefore assessment includes both of these forms, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.

Who will be teaching you

You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development, while also benefitting from guest lectures delivered by industry experts. The programme team are specialists in engineering and computing and are active researchers. Their research feeds directly into the teaching of the programme, ensuring that you will learn about the latest developments within subjects while gaining the skills and knowledge required to meet industrial needs.

Academic staff are also regular contributors to conferences and journals, frequently engaging with the wider business and academic environment in disseminating knowledge and delivering impact.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 112-128 UCAS Tariff points. This must include A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above or equivalent. GCSE English Language at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent, is also required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BBC-ABB.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit, 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit, or 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Tech Hub.The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13million Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students. Our modern engineering and computing laboratories are equipped with comprehensive state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.

A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution. There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.

Where you'll study

Tech Hub

Learning resources

Learning resources include digital oscilloscopes, signal generators, robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.

Finance

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for students joining this course in academic year 2023/24 are still to be announced. We will update this information as soon as it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Further details of financial support arrangements for eligible UK students joining this course in academic year 2023/24 are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

Wondering what you might earn as a mechanical engineer? The latest data provided by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) in 2018/19 shows highly skilled graduates of engineering and technology could expect a starting salary of £28,000.

You’ll have plenty of career paths to choose as a qualified mechanical engineer. Think areas like aerospace, automobiles, manufacturing, medical equipment, and robotics.

But you won’t just finish with an undergraduate degree, you’ll have a Masters too. You’ll have even more options to choose from including consultancy, financial management, project management, quality control, and software engineering.

Examples of roles you could work in include:

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Railway Engineer
  • Research and Development
  • Systems Analysis
  • Technical Consultant

Want to specialise further? You’ll be in the perfect position. Many students go on to complete a postgraduate research degree in an engineering-related subject.

Whatever path you take after graduating, it’s key for engineers to keep their knowledge up to date. This might mean attending short courses organised by professional bodies, such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE), in-house training, attending conferences or additional part-time study.

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