Mechanical Engineering (Extended), BEng Hons

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Our extended degree in mechanical engineering starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. After your first year, you study the modules from our three-year course.

The degree covers areas such as structural mechanics, electrical circuits, fluids and powder dynamics, and thermodynamics. At the end of the course, you should be equipped for a career as a professional mechanical engineer in areas such as high-value manufacturing and the automotive and aerospace industries.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, indicating that this degree provides ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

Department

Engineering Science

Duration

  • 4 years full-time
  • 8 years part-time
  • 5 years sandwich

Start month

September

UK/international fees

  • 2019/2020 fees: £9,250 / £13,000:
  • 2020/2021 fees: TBA

What you should know about this course

  • Gain project-based, learning skills from the first year of study
  • Benefit from our strong links to local industry (e.g. Ford, Delphi, BAE Systems, Cummins Power Generation, Southern Water, South Eastern Trains)
  • Gain experience and knowledge for a wide range of jobs
  • You'll study at the only university in Kent to offer a full range of engineering courses with the use of specialist labs.

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What you will study

Full-time

Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Engineering Project Design and Implementation (60 credits)
  • Professional and Personal Development (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (30 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Design and Materials (30 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
  • Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Electrical Circuits (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
  • Fluids and Powder Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
  • Thermodynamics (15 credits)
  • Materials 2 (15 credits)
  • Mechanics and Design of Machines (15 credits)
  • Mechanics and Dynamics of Engineering Systems (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Individual Project (30 credits)
  • Group Design & Project Management (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 3 (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

  • Control and Mechatronics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer (15 credits)
  • Materials Under Stress (15 credits)
  • Engineering System Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)
  • Operations Management (15 credits)
  • Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits)
  • Bulk Solids Handling (15 credits)
  • Quality Engineering (15 credits)

Part-time

Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Professional and Personal Development (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (30 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Engineering Project Design and Implementation (60 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Design and Materials (30 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
  • Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
  • Materials 2 (15 credits)
  • Mechanics and Dynamics of Engineering Systems (15 credits)

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Electrical Circuits (15 credits)
  • Fluids and Powder Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Thermodynamics (15 credits)
  • Mechanics and Design of Machines (15 credits)

Year 6

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

  • Control and Mechatronics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer (15 credits)
  • Materials Under Stress (15 credits)
  • Engineering System Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)
  • Operations Management (15 credits)
  • Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits)
  • Bulk Solids Handling (15 credits)
  • Quality Engineering (15 credits)

Year 7

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Individual Project (30 credits)
  • Group Design & Project Management (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 3 (15 credits)

Sandwich

Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Engineering Project Design and Implementation (60 credits)
  • Professional and Personal Development (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (30 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Design and Materials (30 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
  • Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Electrical Circuits (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
  • Fluids and Powder Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
  • Thermodynamics (15 credits)
  • Materials 2 (15 credits)
  • Mechanics and Design of Machines (15 credits)
  • Mechanics and Dynamics of Engineering Systems (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Work Placement Course - ENG

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Individual Project (30 credits)
  • Group Design & Project Management (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 3 (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

  • Control and Mechatronics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer (15 credits)
  • Materials Under Stress (15 credits)
  • Engineering System Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)
  • Operations Management (15 credits)
  • Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits)
  • Bulk Solids Handling (15 credits)
  • Quality Engineering (15 credits)

Entry requirements

If you are a UK citizen or have permanent residency

Typical offer: 64 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels / Extended Diploma / combination of A-level and Diploma / A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 16 Points from mathematics, physical science or a numerate subject. General Studies/Level 3 Key Skills not accepted.
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering (required: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), both at Pass) or related subject.
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 16 Points from A-level mathematics if Units 7 and/or 8 are not included.
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 16 Points from A-level mathematics.
  • Plus GCSEs in English language, mathematics, and one science subject at grade C / 4 or above. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Engineering
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

If you are from outside of the UK

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

  • By telephone: +44 (0)20 8331 8136.
  • By email: international@gre.ac.uk.

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 11, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
Duration
4 - 8 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
37,000 GBP
home full-time: £9,250 per year; home part-time: pro-rata full-time fee per 30 credits; international full-time: 13,000 per year
Deadline
By locations
By date
Start Date
Sep 2020
End Date
Aug 2024
Application deadline

Sep 2020

Location
Application deadline
End Date
Aug 2024

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Mechanical Engineering