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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Engineering

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

Our course has been carefully designed by experts in the field of Mechanical Engineering to help prepare students for professional practice in the world of interdisciplinary technology.


The course provides you with analytical and scientific knowledge and management skills to design and manufacture complex mechanical systems. You’ll develop problem-solving expertise by creating practical solutions to problems that are directly relevant to industrial needs.

The course emphasises industry-standard modelling and simulation techniques such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA), as you establish the specification, design and analysis of mechanical engineering systems.

You'll have access to the very latest equipment and resources to carry out this work. All of which will prepare you for a wide range of future careers.

During your course, you’ll have regular contact with blue chip companies and industry leaders in the sector, who will host visits and work placements and provide regular guest speakers to come and speak at the University of East London.

UCAS points

96

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

H100

UCAS points

Less points?

Course options

Degree + Foundation year

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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Real-world experience

Our course is carefully tailored to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills for the engineering industry. You’ll gain real-world experience by working on industrially relevant projects.


Industry links

You’ll benefit from our long-established links with major engineering firms in the local area – including Ford Motor Company and Crossrail. These employers host visits and offer work placements.







Employment opportunities 

The course offers graduates a huge range of potential employment in fields such as manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and marine engineering.

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Dr Ka Lok Lee Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)Course Leader

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and intellectually demanding branches involving advanced technology and professional skills. It's concerned with motion and the processes whereby other energy forms are converted into motion.

Mechanical engineers are responsible for conceiving, designing, manufacturing, testing and marketing devices and systems that alter, transfer, transform and utilise the energy forms that cause motion. A mechanical engineer is something of a jack-of-all-trades with problem solving and analytical abilities. This makes a mechanical engineer a multi-skilled employee.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

96

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Including passes at A2 in at least two subjects. Must include Maths and Physics or Electronics
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma in a related subject. Must include distinctions in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 27 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths and Physics at Higher Level
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) in a Relevant Engineering Subject (Access to HE Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3 to include at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction and level 3 Maths (Calculus, Differentiation and Integration) – all with Grade Merit.

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

Our mechanical engineering programme is a combination of maths, science, technology and management. Throughout your studies, you will acquire not only an understanding of general engineering principles but also a range of transferable skills. Students have a chance to broaden and deepen their knowledge in a wide range of mechanical engineering subjects. This will enable you to obtain advanced knowledge of core mechanical engineering disciplines such as design analysis, dynamic systems, computational fluid dynamics, advanced materials, control systems and sustainable energy technologies. You will be using simulation and modelling application software for virtual design and manufacturing, utilising our strong links with companies, and investigating real industrial problems to enhance your understanding of the profession. You will tie in the topic of your individual final year project with one of our research groups and benefit from the expertise of our active research academics.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Mathematics (core)
Physical Science (core)
Engineering in Society (core)
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Principles (core)
Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology (core)
Engineering Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics (core)
Engineering Practice and Introduction to Computer Aided Design (core)
Mechanics 1 and Mechanical Design (core)
Dynamics and Control (core)
Advanced Mathematics and Mechanics 2 (core)
Project and Quality Management for Mechanical Engineers (core)
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
Individual Research Project (core)
Computer Modelling and Techniques (core)
Thermodynamics 1 and Heat Transfer (core)
CFD and Energy Technology (core)

How you'll learn

The programme features up-to-date modules in new and emerging technologies in a wide range of mechanical engineering topics. Hence, graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences to pursue traditional engineering career paths in these fields.

Study is based on three years of full-time (six years part-time) or four years on a sandwich programme. The sandwich option requires an industrial placement year between Level five and six (year 2 and 3 respectively). The programme is based on core studies embracing mechanics, dynamics, fluids, materials and manufacturing.

The programme also benefits from the use of well-equipped modern laboratories which are used for material testing, fluid mechanics, dynamics, hydraulics, structures, CNC machining, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, electronics, electrical machines and power, and control systems. In addition, there are facilities for computer-aided design and manufacture. The laboratories are also equipped with around 60 PCs which are connected to the university network and allow students to perform manufacturing simulation, system modelling, design analysis and finite element analysis.

Learning by doing

Civic engagement – working on real-life projects to benefit our communities – is enshrined in everything we do at UEL. We give you the opportunity to make a difference to society, and to develop yourself personally and professionally, by learning or volunteering off campus in London and abroad. We offer a number of funding schemes to promote civic engagement.

Your future career

Because of its wide subject area, you will find mechanical engineering opportunities in a range of sectors, including: manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, construction, marine, materials and metals, railways, sport, energy, pharmaceuticals, electrical and electronic, and the defence and utilities industries. Excellent graduates can pursue their doctoral studies for careers in the academic sector.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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