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    1. 2017
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Mechanical Engineering

MEng (Hons) |
Our Mechanical Engineering degree is ideal for practically minded, creative individuals who relish problem-solving and have a strong desire to design and optimise advanced machines through the novel application of science and mathematics.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

4 years or 5 years including a professional placement.

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 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: £16,500 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. This course is suited for those who would like work in industries like transport, power generation, manufacturing, automotive and oil and gas exploration.

Objectives

Mechanical engineering encompasses the remarkably successful disciplines of material sciences, thermodynamics, solid and fluid mechanics and robotics.

The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and engineering workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. We encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study.

The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • ‘A’ Level: AAA (including ‘A’ Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology).
  • UCAS Tariff: 144 tariff points including ‘A’ Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology. See the UCAS website for information on the new tariff.
  • IB: 35 points total including Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at grade 6.
  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4(C) in GCSE English

Please note: If you are an overseas applicant, you must apply for an ATAS Certificate as part of the acceptance process onto this course. For more details, visit the ATAS website.

Other suitable qualifications

  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.
  • BTEC: BTEC is not considered.

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 of 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.

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

Applications for degree courses must be made through the 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.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

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

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at City’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 at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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City is ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction in National Student Survey 2016.
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In 1894 the Mechanical Engineering Department was one of the first departments set up in City's forerunner Northampton Institute.
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City is ranked 2nd in London and 11th in UK for Mechanical Engineering degrees in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

The Lord Mayor of London Scholarship

Design led Engineering at City

Engineering has been taught at City, University of London, for over 100 years. Our 7 engineering undergraduate programmes have particular emphasis on creative design. Four leading structural engineers share their thoughts on design innovation in this video as we lead you through an inspiring historical journey through engineering.

Placements

The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies.

Our team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure professional experience across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations

You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route.

Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.

Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.

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.

Wind Turbine Design Challenge at City

The week long competition was set up for teams of undergraduate mechanical and aeronautics engineering students to design, construct and test a small wind turbine with pasta tower, plastic pipe blades and gears with metal raw material for lifting a 2,5kg weight.

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Teaching and learning

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

Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

Assessment

Assessment weightings by year

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

Modules

Mechanical engineering encompasses the remarkably successful disciplines of material sciences, thermodynamics, solid and fluid mechanics and robotics.

The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and engineering workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. We encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study.

The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries.

Year 1

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. They are also instructed in how to develop computer program, a skill that is evermore relevant and valuable. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs.

Year 2

Students begin to specialise in year two, advancing their knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics while also studying measurement, data analysis and mechatronics.

Students registered on the BEng degree, who average at least 60 per cent at the end of year two, are encouragedto transfer to the MEng degree.

Year 3

The third year places increasing emphasis on mechanical design. Modules include: fluid mechanics, mechatronics and control, structural analysis, thermodynamics and heat transfer and engineering management.

Year 4

The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and group design exercises as well as modules covering advanced structural analysis and heat transfer together with either gas turbine engineering or advanced computational fluid dynamics.

  • Alumni - Project Engineer
    Strong industry links, world class teaching staff and state of the art facilities are the reasons that I would certainly recommend studying at City's School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.

Career prospects

Mechanical Engineering graduates work in industries such as transport, power generation, manufacturing, automotive and oil and gas exploration. Our recent graduates have obtained posts within Ford,Howden, Delphi Diesel Systems, AVL, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Tube Line and Holroyd. These engineers are involved in areas as diverse as product development, advanced computer-based design, computational fluid dynamics simulations, robotics, energy conservation, maintenance, decommissioning and engineering management.

71.4% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15

Mechanical Engineering

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

Application Deadline

15 January 2017


Applications for degree courses must be made through the 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.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

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

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at City’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 at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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