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Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons)

Mechanical engineering is vital to all aspects of our everyday lives, incorporating the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has movable parts.

Overview

 

 

This course has a unique balance of key analytical subjects and professional skills, which are necessary in industry.

Reasons to study Mechanical Engineering (Integrated Master's) at De Montfort University:

  • We could help you find a work experience placement. Engineering students have taken part in work experience placements at BMW AG, Airbus UK and Siemens. Work placements give you valuable work experience where you will learn relevant and transferrable skills, such as team working, communication and problem solving
  • With this degree, you could go into industries including aerospace, defence and energy as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, pharmaceuticals, furniture and foods
  • After two years you have the option to undertake a placement year in industry. We know that employers do hire placement students, so a placement year could lead to a job when you graduate
  • You can join the Formula 1 student team, DMU Racing. You’ll have the chance to take part in the largest student racing competition in the world, design and build a race-car and make friends along the way
  • #DMUglobal offers international experiences to all of our students, allowing you to pursue an international area of interest.

Mechanical engineering is vital to all aspects of our everyday lives. It covers the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has movable parts. This could be from massive structures such as oil platforms, to large jet engines and single valves. We’ve made sure that the range of specialist modules studied on this course reflects different aspects of mechanical engineering and can lead to a career for graduates.

This integrated Master’s programme has a unique balance of key theoretical knowledge and practical skills, ensuring that you graduate with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in industry. The management skills necessary to operate successfully in modern industry are promoted and developed at all stages of the course.

MEng Programmes are four-year Programmes and the BEng Programmes are three-year Programmes. At the end of year two, students have the option of undertaking a placement in industry.

 

 

“Thanks to DMU I am living my dream and working on real-life engineering projects.

Rhiannon Williams, Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons), Co-founder of DMU Racing

 

 

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: H747

Duration: Four years full-time, five years with placement or six to eight years part-time (depending on level of entry)

Fees and funding: £9,000

EU Students: Find out about student loan information, the LoveEU bundle and scholarships for 2016.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: H747

Duration: Four years full-time, five years with placement or six to eight years part-time (depending on level of entry)

Fees and funding: £12,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal.

Entry criteria

2016 Entry Criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 300 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DDM or
  • Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course with at least 15 level 3 credits in the relevant subject at distinction:
    • Access to HE Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Science and Mathematics
    • Physics and Engineering
    • Physics and Mathematics
  • If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details.
  • English and Mathematics GCSEs required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ points with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass

Portfolio Required : No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

2017 Entry Criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 120 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DDM or
  • Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course with at least 15 level 3 credits in the relevant subject at distinction:
    • Access to HE Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Science and Mathematics
    • Physics and Engineering
    • Physics and Mathematics
  • If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details.
  • English and Mathematics GCSEs required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ points with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass

Portfolio Required : No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Work experience and placements 

 

 

First year modules

• Engineering Mathematics

• Electrical and Electronic Principles

• Mechanical Principles

• Principles of Design and Manufacture

• CAE and programming

 

Second year modules

• Theory of Machines and Thermodynamics

• Strength of Materials

• Product Design and Development

• Advanced Engineering Mathematics

• Project Management

 

 

Third year modules (BEng exit point)

• Individual Project

• Solid Mechanics

• Plant Analysis and Sustainability

• Dynamics and Control

 

MEng modules

• Group Project

• Business, Management, Society, Accounting and Ethics

• Advanced Solid Mechanics

• Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Taught by knowledgeable, experienced staff, this course has a unique balance of key analytical subjects and professional skills, ensuring that you graduate with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in industry. The management skills necessary to operate successfully in modern industry are promoted and developed at all stages of the course. A variety of techniques are used throughout the course with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes.

You will be exposed to industry-standard 3D design and FEA Analysis software and have access to computer and experimental laboratory facilities throughout the course.

The individual project in year three will consolidate your theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the first two years. You will learn to implement project management, research and analysis techniques to complete an individual dissertation culminating your three years of study at BEng Level.

The individual project in year three will consolidate your theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the first two years. You will learn to implement project management, research and analysis techniques to complete an individual dissertation culminating your three years of study at BEng Level.

Contact hours

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

 

 

Engineering students have taken part in work experience placements at a number of local, national and international companies including BMW AG, Airbus UK and Siemens.

You can improve your CV, become highly employable and put the skills you learn on your course into practice by taking a work placement as part of your studies.

Technology's dedicated Placement Unit| provides support to all of our students looking to integrate a placement within their university career on both undergraduate degrees and postgraduate masters programmes. The placement unit will help you search for placement opportunities, create and refine your CV and interview approach, and offer any advice you need to find a great placement. Our placement students have worked for a range of organisations from small business through to multinational companies across the world including Microsoft, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and PepsiCo International.

Placements can enhance your career prospects and give you the chance to use theory from the classroom in a real-world scenario before you have graduated.

 

 

Students from this course have taken part in work experience placements at a number of national and international companies over the past three years including Airbus UK and Cummins Generator Technologies Ltd.

While studying you also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of engineering and project management to propose a design solution for a real problem in a developing country based on the Engineering without Borders (EwB) Challenge. This can help you to become more socially and environmentally aware, teach you to manage stakeholders’ expectations throughout the project and to integrate Sustainable Development in the design process. This will be of benefit because employers are increasingly looking for “well rounded” engineers who understand sustainability and are keen to take on complex global challenges, with practical experience helping you stand out from the crowd.

Facilities and features

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

The main mechanical laboratory is a large open-plan space designed to accommodate the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has an area with machine tools for manufacture of student designs.

There is a purpose built engine testing facility with full instrumentation to measure engine performance and emissions. This facility is normally used by our final year engineering and research students. Typical student projects include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to improve performance and emission characteristics.

Electronic Engineering Laboratory

Electrical and Electronic experimental facilities are divided into five main areas: general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. Each facility is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental equipment appropriate to the corresponding areas of study and research. An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist electronics CAD tools including Microsoft Office, OrCAD and PSpice.

A specialised area incorporating a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage allows for experimentation in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics, while our digital design suite is equipped with the latest 8 and 32-bit embedded microprocessor platforms together with high speed programmable logic development environments. Power generation and conversion, industrial process control and embedded drives are provided while our communications laboratory is additionally equipped for R.F. engineering.

Library and Learning Zones

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

The range of specialist modules studied on this course is reflected by the diversity of careers that can be entered by graduates. You could go into industries including aerospace, defence and energy as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, furniture and foods. You will have the ability to work in areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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DMU Racing

DMU Racing is a student team that speaks to the passion and creativity of the student body. Each year DMU Racing takes part in the Formula Student competition.

Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Formula Student challenges universities from across the world to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year. The cars are then judged on their speed, acceleration, handling and endurance, while the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills. 

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