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  1. Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
    1. 2016
    2. 2017

Mechanical Engineering

MEng (Hons) |
The MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering prepares students for successful future careers by providing a broad education in the important disciplines spanning all sectors of mechanical engineering.

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Key Information

Start date

September 2016

Duration

Full-time: 4 years or 5 years including a professional placement.

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,000 per year (fees in subsequent years may be subject to increases (limited to the Retail Prices Index) dependent on governmental policy)

Non-EU

Full-time: £14,500 per year (fees may increase in subsequent years in line with the Retail Prices Index)

UCAS code

H304 MEng (Hons), H305 MEng (Hons) with professional placement.

Application period

From 1 September 2016

Until 15 January 2017

Who is it for?

This course is for ideal for students who enjoy problem-solving, finding practical solutions and want to design advanced machines. It is suited for those who would like work in industries like transport, power generation, manufacturing, automotive and oil and gas exploration.

Objectives

The MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering is designed to prepare you for a career in the fields of transport, energy, materials and manufacturing, including the aerospace and automotive industries. Our graduates also work in the aircraft and energy industries. The integrated MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree offers the most direct route to achieving CEng professional registration.

Accreditation

Institution of Mechanical Engineers logoEngineering Council accredited degree

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level - 360 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A. 'A' Level Physics preferred.
  • IB - 35 points, including a minimum of 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • GCSE: English Language grade C (or equivalent).
  • * Please note:   If you are an overseas applicant, you must apply for an ATAS  Certificate as part of the acceptance process onto this course.  Further details regarding ATAS can be located from the ATAS website.

Other suitable qualifications

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components, or
  • PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 50 in each component

English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Undergraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

* PLEASE NOTE:   If you are an overseas applicant, you must apply for an ATAS  Certificate as part of the acceptance process onto this course.  Further details regarding ATAS can be located from the following website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme.

Applications for degree courses must be made through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Rosehill, New Barn Lane,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ
www.ucas.com

UCAS Customer Service Unit telephone numbers:

  • For callers in the UK: 0871 468 0 468
  • For callers outside the UK: +44 (0)871 468 0 468

For callers with hearing difficulties

  • From the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0 468
  • From outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0 468.

You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options.

UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2016 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2015 and 15 January 2016. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2016 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process, please contact City University London's Admissions Office:
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8716/0223
E: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, you should contact the admissions tutor for that course (please see the course description for contact details).

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Placements

You may choose to complete an industrial placement year after the second or third academic year.

Why should you do a placement year?

  • Placement students gain a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.
  • Placements are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree.
  • The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.

Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects. In our latest survey shows that from students undertaking placement:

  • 64% are employed (from which 60% permanent contracts and median salary of £25,000)
  • 21% are undertaking further study
  • 3% work and study

*Data source: HESA DLHE survey 2013/14

Academic facilities

Wind Tunnels

Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics courses benefit from recently redeveloped facilities with modern teaching lecture theatres equipped with the latest interactive AV systems and modern IT laboratories which are updated annually.

A dynamic virtual learning environment (Moodle) provides students with access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools.

Specialist facilities include flight deck, motion simulators, wind tunnels, optical IC Engines, optical compressors, optical fuel injection systems, flywheel, formula car simulator, micro Turbine, cavitating flows, high performance computing, flight test course.

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Teaching and learning

The course is delivered as lectures, tutorials, group design, practical sessions and field trips. A combination of analytical, experimental, group interactive education and learning techniques encourage independent study, teamwork, communication, creativity and critical thinking.

Courses are reviewed regularly to respond to the priority needs of the marketplace, meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council. You will learn from academic staff at the Energy and Transport Research Centre, supported by relevant specialists and visiting members of industry.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning, teamwork and communication skills are assessed by design group studies, reports and presentation. Practical and technical communication skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.

Assessment weightings by year

  • Year 1: 10%
  • Year 2: 20%
  • Year 3: 30%
  • Year 4: 40%

Modules

Year 1

Year one provides a broad foundation in engineering concepts with a slant towards real-world applications.

Core modules include:

  • Engineering science 1
  • Engineering practice 1
  • Mathematics and computation 1

Year 2

The second year puts increasing emphasis on application to complex mechanical systems.

Core modules include:

  • Engineering science 2
  • Engineering practice 2
  • Mathematics and computation 2
  • Mechanical analysis and design.

Year 3

As well as group design projects, a feature of year three is the individual project, allowing you to investigate a subject of particular interest to you. As part of the international IMechE Formula Student competition, you have the opportunity to join the City Racing Team in designing, building, marketing and racing a single-seater racing car at Silverstone.

Core modules include:

  • Mechanical structures
  • Mechatronics
  • System reliability

You will also choose elective modules from the Energy Engineering and Automotive and Motorsport Engineering courses.

Year 4

This year provides a multidisciplinary view of engineering design and creativity, and innovation in problem-solving is explored. You also have the opportunity to select a greater number of specialised subjects at Masters level and a foreign language module.

You have the opportunity to select a greater number of specialised subjects at Masters level and a foreign language module.

Core modules include:

  • Engineering management
  • MEng design studies:Formula Student and EGPR
  • Heat transfer and turbomachinery
  • Combustion fundaments

Elective modules include:

  • Performance of IC engine
  • Advanced mechatronics
  • Computer-aided design

Career prospects

The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and provides the path for you to gain Chartered Engineer status.

Mechanical Engineering graduates work in industries such as transport, power, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and fuel. They are involved in research, product and process design, manufacturing, maintenance, decommissioning, sustainability assessment and management.

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS code: H304 MEng (Hons), H305 MEng (Hons) with professional placement.

Application Deadline

15 January 2017


* PLEASE NOTE:   If you are an overseas applicant, you must apply for an ATAS  Certificate as part of the acceptance process onto this course.  Further details regarding ATAS can be located from the following website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme.

Applications for degree courses must be made through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Rosehill, New Barn Lane,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ
www.ucas.com

UCAS Customer Service Unit telephone numbers:

  • For callers in the UK: 0871 468 0 468
  • For callers outside the UK: +44 (0)871 468 0 468

For callers with hearing difficulties

  • From the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0 468
  • From outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0 468.

You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options.

UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2016 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2015 and 15 January 2016. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2016 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process, please contact City University London's Admissions Office:
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8716/0223
E: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, you should contact the admissions tutor for that course (please see the course description for contact details).

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