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The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bolton will equip you with the skills and knowledge for a career in the mechanical engineering profession – a profession that is essential in so many areas of the modern world, including design and manufacture, construction, energy, aerospace and automobile manufacturer.
Throughout the course, you will develop management, organization and employability skills alongside your subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Your studies will focus on particular areas of engineering such as mechanical design, systems engineering, analysis of materials and structures, and the theory and application of finite element analysis.
You will study the theory and practice of mechanical engineering, and carry out case studies, practical and laboratory work and problem-solving projects. You will also develop the presentation and managerial skills that you will use to manage engineering projects and support your future career development in the industry.
The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering is one of a series of programmes offered by the University of Bolton that runs within an integrated MEng/BEng format. These courses share modules at levels HE4 and HE5 and the routes diverge at level HE6 where this course offers dedicated BEng (Hons) modules.
This course has recently been reviewed and reconfigured by the University with a view to gaining accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The course uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes and has been designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.
About the course
The Engineering Department has a strong tradition in the field of engineering education and engineering courses have been delivered successfully at Bolton for 40 years. All of our academic staff are highly qualified in their own fields and many of them are chartered engineers with substantial experience in the engineering sector.
The department offers a friendly, yet challenging, environment where the emphasis is on both the theories and principles of mechanical engineering and their application in a work context. During your studies, you will have the opportunity to work on real engineering projects and participate in inter-university student competitions.
The course has been designed so that you may transfer to the MEng programme if you wish to do so and have performed to an appropriate standard in your Level HE5 studies.
- You will have access to modern, dedicated engineering laboratories and the University’s state-of-the-art design development and project facilities.
- The design and project areas are equipped with industry-standard engineering design, analysis and manufacturing software, including SolidWorks, Ansys, Delcam and other visualization and prototyping capabilities.
- The course brings together a broad range of engineering design and analysis disciplines and emphasizes the application of engineering principles to real-life engineering problems and situations.
- Staff is approachable, friendly and supportive and you will be taught in modern teaching rooms, with small class sizes.
- Teaching staff are highly qualified within their fields and have substantial teaching and industrial experience. Many have established an excellent reputation for their work both nationally and internationally and are engaged in research relevant to their discipline; for example, in composite materials and artificial intelligence.
- Your final year project allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding when investigating and providing solutions to engineering problems. Some projects may be on ‘live’ problems from local industry or in-house research activity.
- Participation in the IMechE’s annual Undergraduate Design Challenge involving all universities in the North West
What you will learn
You will learn the key theories and principles of mechanical engineering and their application in real engineering contexts. You will acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required by a modern mechanical engineer to undertake the challenging, and rewarding, roles available in this sector.
You will develop an understanding of all aspects of engineering projects; for example, costings, the science and maths of these projects, functional design materials, and project management. You will also develop the necessary business skills for a career in this field such as IT, time management, presentation, oral and written communications.
What you will study
Engineering Principles 1+2; Engineering Environment; Graphical Communications and Computer Modelling; Projects and Systems.
Engineering Applications; Mechanics of Materials and Machines; Thermofluids and Control Systems; Engineering Modelling and Analysis; Mechanical Design.
BEng (Hons) Design and Individual Project; Advanced Thermofluids and Control; Advanced Structures and Materials; Finite Element and Difference Solutions; Management and Enterprise in Engineering.
For applicants holding NQF/QCF Level 3 qualifications:
240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including mathematics and another relevant subject such as technology, engineering or science, both to at least AS-level (or equivalent).
Additional mathematics subjects, such as further maths and statistics, will be accepted as a relevant subject.
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics, and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).
For applicants holding HNC/D qualifications and/or industrial experience:
If you have an HND/C in Mechanical Engineering (or an appropriate engineering discipline) then you may be considered for entry to level 2 of this programme depending on the subject area of qualification, the level of maths and science that you have achieved, as well as your industrial experience.
If you are granted full exemption from the level 1 modules of this course you will be able to complete the course in three years if you take 80 credits per year. Otherwise, it will take you four or five years to complete the course.
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