Mechanical Engineering is the most versatile of the engineering disciplines and there exists a high and growing demand from industry for Graduate Mechanical Engineers.
Our accredited degree will place you at the heart of modern industry, providing career opportunities in sectors such as:
- Aerospace, automotive and rail
- Energy and power generation
- Manufacturing engineering; product design, materials, production and processing.
You’ll combine mechanics, materials science, thermofluids and computational methods to design, analyse and implement complex systems which are economic, reliable, efficient and sustainable.
Throughout the degree, you’ll put theory into practice through a range of individual and group projects. For instance, year 1 will see you take part in three projects using your skills to design, build and test real mechanical devices.
A 'sandwich' placement year in the industry enables you to build industry contacts while developing your skills and professional confidence.
On graduation you will be industry ready, with a grounding in engineering science and hands-on working knowledge of:
- the core analytical and advanced scientific principles and methods underpinning mechanical engineering
- applied prototyping and analysis for efficient computer-aided design and manufacturing;
- integrated skills for complex engineered systems, including communication and project management skills, as well as advanced model-based systems analysis tools and techniques.
We encourage and support all our students towards a seamless transfer to our MEng programme at the end of either the first or second year. The MEng programme comprises an extra fourth academic year that combines in-depth study with the integrative skills expected by industry and provides the formal educational requirements for CEng registration.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
The BEng (Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.
To include A-level Maths minimum grade C.
BTEC Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 (2010-2016): Must be an Engineering subject – to include Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 28) at minimum Distinction.
BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016): Must be an Engineering subject – to include ‘Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems’ (Unit 7) and ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’ (Unit 8) at minimum Distinction.
Applicants on Access Programmes
112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering or Science and Engineering - must contain a minimum of 12 credits in Maths at minimum Merit.
International Baccalaureate requirements
112 UCAS tariff points to include HL Maths at grade 5.
Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in English Language and Literature A or English B.
Plus minimum of
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.
CIFS entry requirement
If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies
80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to AS Level Grade C.
UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.
CIFS modules to be taken
Students study the four core modules plus:
- Foundation Mathematics 2
And ONE additional module from the following:
- Foundation in Human Biology
- Foundation in Chemistry
- Introduction to the Social Sciences
- Global Business Environment
Progression requirements for the degree programme
An overall average of at least 55%
and at least 55% in Foundation Mathematics 2
This Mechanical Engineering programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in the industry in your third year.
The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional engineer.
During the second year, we’ll offer you all the support you need to find a placement that is aligned with your career aspirations and personal interests.
These include sessions on CVs, interviews etc. from the Careers service at the University and presentations by both employers and previous year's students on their placements.
Learning and assessment
Your learning experiences are varied – a mixture of:
- formal lectures
- practical lab sessions
- tutorials and seminars
- group work
Independent study is supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide you with clear direction, while regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the programme provide all the support you may need.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans by exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
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Last updated October 8, 2018