The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree at Lincoln aims to produce industry-ready graduates with product design and innovative sense who are highly skilled, creative engineers able to adapt to new challenges and deliver sustainable solutions for modern society.
The curriculum aims to support students in bridging the gap between the University and professional work by developing skills that are required by industry. The programme offers condensed yet impactful modules that are designed to arm our students with knowledge, skills, and tools to maximise their opportunities to secure a great career.
Founded in collaboration with Siemens, the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering has a core philosophy of research-led teaching. Our innovative industrial collaborations have led to a range of workplace experience opportunities. The University is also one of a select group of Siemens' Global Principal Partners.
Strong links exist between our Mechanical and Electrical programmes, enabling our students to develop the strong cross-disciplinary focus necessary for the modern engineer, and an understanding of industry perspectives.
How You Study
The Mechanical Engineering programme utilises problem- and project-based learning. We aim to narrow the gap between employers’ requirements and our graduates’ skills to improve employability and help facilitate their transition from higher education to work.
The first year of the degree is designed to provide a foundation in engineering theory and practice. Students are supported in their development of important technical skills, such as computer-aided design and workshop skills. The second and third years offer a range of specialist modules. At each stage of the course, there are opportunities to practise and develop engineering skills on real-life problems through project work.
Contact hours vary by course and can take many forms, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. A full-time undergraduate student should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term-time, supplementing contact hours with independent study. This is an important aspect of university-level education. As a general rule, you will be expected to spend two to three hours working independently for every hour in class.
Computing and Programming for Engineers (Core)
Design Challenge for Engineers (Core)
Electrical and Electronic Technology (Core)
Engineering Mechanics (Core)
Materials and Methods of Manufacture (Core)
Mathematical Skills for Engineers (Core)
Advanced Thermofluids (Core)
Applied Dynamics and Vibrations (Core)
Control Systems (Core)
Data Modelling and Simulation (Core)
Electrical Power and Machines (Core)
Industrial Engineering (Core)
Innovation Project (Core)
Solid-Body Mechanics (Core)
Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Systems (Core)
Individual Project (Bachelors) (Core)
Materials Science and Engineering (Core)
New and Sustainable Product Design (Core)
Combustion, Fuels and Energy (Option)†
Computational Fluid Dynamics (Option)†
Energy Systems and Conversion (Option)†
Finite Element Analysis (Option)†
Internet of Things and Smart Electronics (Option)†
Robotics and Automation (Option)†
Signal Processing and System Identification (Option)†
Smart Energy Systems (Option)†
State-Space Control (Option)†
How You Are Assessed
Assessment on the programme is designed to measure and assess engineering technical and analytical skills as well as professional soft skills including oral and written communication, team working, long-life learning, problem-solving, project management, and planning and organisation.
In addition to traditional exams, coursework assignments are used in a number of modules where students are required to work on their own or in small groups. They are designed to enable students to develop and show their understanding of the module content. Oral presentations are often included as part of coursework to provide opportunities for developing essential communication skills.
Students are expected to complete an individual project in their final year of the degree course, providing an excellent opportunity to pull together every aspect of their development during the course.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
Methods of Assessment
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships
"University was a key stepping stone in doing the job I really enjoy. It allowed me to become highly skilled in the engineering domain whilst building my network and finding the niche of engineering that I wanted to work in."
Jan van der Lubbe, Software Implementation Engineer, eQ Technologic
Entry Requirements 2021-22
GCE Advanced Levels: BBC, to include a grade B in Maths.
International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Maths
BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering: Distinction, Merit, Merit.
Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Maths
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.
EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
Teaching and Learning During Covid-19
At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.
Our academic team brings together a rich array of research experience, including staff with specialisms in diagnostics and prognostics, renewables, modeling of dynamic systems, nanomaterials, and applications of lasers. They secure grants for the major UK and European research funders and deliver research, development, and consultancy for industrial partners, as well as being part of international research collaborations. Students have the opportunity to engage in this research through research-led teaching and project work.
The School of Engineering’s award-winning collaboration with industry delivers numerous benefits for students, including a number of internship opportunities at Siemens. Our collaboration with Siemens has won a prestigious Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award.
Accreditations and Memberships
This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the intake in 2020 and will shortly be going through the process of re-accreditation for the intakes of 2021 onwards.
A sandwich option is available on the programme, providing students with the opportunity to spend a year in the industry. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in the industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process. Students undertaking placements are responsible for their own travel, living, and accommodation costs.
Professional engineers are in demand in the UK and overseas. Graduates may pursue a variety of career paths in areas such as control systems, power and energy, and mechanical and materials engineering.
The University’s status as a Siemens Global Principal Partner gives Lincoln graduates enhanced opportunities for placements, mentoring, and recruitment at Siemens. Other graduate destinations include Rolls-Royce, Qinetiq, JCB, and Jaguar Landrover.