Engineering is not just about technology. It is about people, companies, manufacturing and commerce.
Engineering decisions must normally be made within a commercial context and engineers are often found in senior management positions where they are required to be leaders and strategic planners, as well as problem-solvers and designers.
Combining engineering with management produces a lively, interesting and multidisciplinary degree, with excellent career prospects for graduates.
You emerge from this degree as a well-rounded graduate with not only a solid engineering training, but also a useful insight into the commercial world. This will equip you for a wide range of careers, including general management and sales, as well as jobs in more technical fields.
Graduates are equipped to enter the global aerospace and defence industries, or continue on to postgraduate study. The enormous range of career opportunities reflects the diverse and multidisciplinary nature of the aerospace sector. Acquiring high levels of attainment in transferable skills such as simulation, problem solving, design, management and modelling enables graduates to adapt to new challenges and offers broad insight into engineering solutions.
You can become a research engineer, discovering new ideas; a design engineer, with creativity and imagination; a construction or production engineer, making products or systems; or a project manager, controlling complex products and constructions. The excitement is that you are unlikely to do the same thing day in and day out. Our graduates are increasingly sought after for positions in the business, management and financial arenas.
This course aims to provide the mechanical engineers of the future with:
Teaching and learning
Typically, you take lectures and tutorial classes in the mornings with laboratory classes on some afternoons. Active learning is included in some programmes through a range of small problem based projects
This is complementary to the taught elements and is challenging and fun. Through the mix of learning from transitional lectures to team work and problem solving you will obtain: a thorough understanding of engineering science or construction through application of your knowledge; the ability to deal with the multi-disciplinary nature of modern engineering; a creative approach to problem solving; the self motivated approach required for success in university education; and the interpersonal and management skills needed when working in teams to fixed deadlines.
Coursework and assessmentThe methods of assessment vary widely to suit the nature of the course unit and the material being produced by the students. Examinations are held where appropriate but emphasis is placed on continuous assessment including reports, posters, presentations and vivas, especially during the first two years and for project work. Major pieces of course work are double marked and moderated by external examiners to maintain objectivity and uniformity in the assessment procedures. Examples of Coursework and Assessment are available on individual Unit Specifications.
Course unit details
Basic engineering knowledge and skills are taught in a core syllabus over all years of the course.
We view design as an especially important activity, as it integrates the engineering topics across the degree course.
Years 3 and 4 also offer a range of options, so that you can select subjects to suit your individual needs, interests and career aspirations.
Options cover many theoretical and practical aspects of industrially relevant topics and include some of the latest developments in mechanical engineering.
Grades AAB. This should include Mathematics (must include applied/mechanical element - if not Physics must be offered) and a science (Physics preferred but Chemistry, Biology or Engineering Science also acceptable). Two AS-levels of equivalent grade are acceptable in place of a third A-level. General Studies is not accepted.
35-33 points overall including either 6 or 5 in Mathematics and Physics at the Higher level depending on the course applied for.
English language qualification requirements:
Minimum grade C in English Language or equivalent qualification: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/220 Computer Based or 80 Internet Based with a minimum of 20 in each component
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The key motivation for studying here is simple – we produce graduates who think differently. We provide you with the knowledge and ability to excel in today’s business environment. We are one of the top 35 business schools in the world and are ranked 5th in the UK (FT Global MBA rankings 2015). We are also the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK and part of the biggest University in the UK.