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Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Advantages & Careers

Mechanical engineers play a significant role in many sectors, including automotive, aerospace, nanotechnology, electronics, computing, microelectronic systems, energy conversion, automation and robotics, and production.

Future Careers:

  • Mechatronics / Robotics

  • Aerospace / Automotive

  • Automation / Smart Cities

  • Autonomous Systems

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

  • Control Systems

  • Energy / Medical Machinery

  • Manufacturing and additive manufacturing.

  • Mechanics / Nanotechnology

Program Summary

Mechanical engineering impacts almost every area of contemporary life, including the human body, which is a highly complicated mechanism.

 

A mechanical engineer's job is to take an idea from concept to market. To do so, a mechanical engineer should be able to identify the forces and thermal atmosphere that a product, its pieces, or its subsystems will experience; design them for functionality, visual appeal, and durability; and determine the best production method that will ensure failure-free operation.

Mechanical engineering, unlike other degree programs, has a broad curriculum that allows you to acquire several skills that apply to a wide range of industries. A certified professional constructs anything with mechanical components using math and scientific ideas.

Program Objectives

1. To produce graduates with an enthusiasm for mechanical engineering, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

2. To produce graduates with the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in order to be competitive and creative.

3. To produce graduates with the ability to apply a variety of methods and skills in the investigation and solution of real mechanical engineering problems.

4. To produce graduates with the qualities and skills for employability, enabling them to either pursue programmes of further study or to move directly into their chosen employment in industry and manage their own continuous professional development.

5. To meet the educational requirements (in compliance with UK-SPEC), at degree level, to permit progression to Incorporated Membership of the appropriate Engineering Institution

Year 1 - UK Level 3
   2 Core Mandatory Subjects
+
1 Mandatory Specialist Subject
+ 2 Optional Subjects
+    General Education Subjects

YEAR 1 - UK Level 3

 2 Core Mandatory Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 2: ENG102 - Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (60 GLH)

  2. Unit 3: ENG103 -  Product Design and Manufacture in Engineering (120 GLH)

+ 1 Mandatory Specialist Subject/Unit

  1. Unit 1: ENG101 -  Mechanical Principles (60 GLH)

Optional Subjects/Units

to choose from the following list:

  1. Unit 1: ENG101 -  Mechanical Principles (60 GLH)

  2. Unit 57: ENG157 -  Electrical and Electronic Principles (60 GLH)

  3. Unit 4: ENG104 -  Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (60 GLH)

  4. Unit 5: ENG105 -  A Specialist Engineering Project (60 GLH)

  5. Unit 7: ENG107 -  Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (60 GLH)

  6. Unit 9: ENG109 -  Work Experience in the Engineering Sector (60 GLH)

  7. Unit 10: ENG110-  Computer Aided Design in Engineering (60 GLH)

  8. Unit 11: ENG111 -  Engineering Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Techniques (60 GLH)

  9. Unit 12: ENG112 -  Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems (60 GLH)

  10. Unit 19: ENG119 -  Electronic Devices and Circuits (60 GLH)

  11. Unit 25: ENG125 -  Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (60 GLH)

  12. Unit 30: ENG130 -  Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Technology (60 GLH)

  13. Unit 33: ENG133 -  Computer Systems Security (60 GLH)

  14. Unit 35: ENG135 -  Computer Programming (60 GLH)

  15. Unit 36: ENG136 -  Programmable Logic Controllers (60 GLH)

  16. Unit 41: ENG141 -  Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes (60 GLH)

  17. Unit 43: ENG143 -  Manufacturing Computer Numerical Control Machining Processes (60 GLH)

  18. Unit 44: ENG144 -  Fabrication Manufacturing Processes (60 GLH)

  19. Unit 45: ENG145 -  Additive Manufacturing Processes (60 GLH)

  20. Unit 47: ENG147 -  Composites Manufacture and Repair Processes (60 GLH)

  21. Unit 48: ENG148 - Aircraft Flight Principles and Practice (60 GLH)

  22. Unit 56: ENG156 -  Industrial Robotics (60 GLH)

  23. Unit 58: ENG158 -  Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in Practice (60 GLH)

  24. Unit 59: ENG159 -  Principles of Electrical Machines (60 GLH)

  25. Unit 60: ENG160 -  Autonomous Mobile Robotics (60 GLH)

+ General Education Subjects

Year 2 - UK Level 4
   4 Core Mandatory Subjects
+ 2 Mandatory Specialist Subjects
+
2 Optional Subjects
+   General Education Subjects

YEAR 2 - UK Level 4

Core Mandatory Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 1: ENG201 – Engineering Design (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 2: ENG202 – Engineering Maths (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 3: ENG203 – Engineering Science (15 UK Credits)

  4. Unit 4: ENG204 – Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 UK Credits)

 

+ 2 Mandatory Specialist Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 8: ENG208 – Mechanical Principles* (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 13: ENG213 –  Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines* (15 UK Credits)

+ 2 Optional Subjects/Units

to choose from the following list:

  1. Unit 5: ENG205 –  Renewable Energy (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 6: ENG206 –  Mechatronics (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 7: ENG207 –  Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials (15 UK Credits)

  4. Unit 8: ENG208 –  Mechanical Principles* (15 UK Credits)

  5. Unit 9: ENG209 –  Materials, Properties and Testing (15 UK Credits)

  6. Unit 10: ENG210 –  Mechanical Workshop Practices (15 UK Credits)

  7. Unit 11: ENG211 –  Fluid Mechanics (15 UK Credits)

  8. Unit 12: ENG212 –  Engineering Management (15 UK Credits)

  9. Unit 13: ENG213 –  Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines* (15 UK Credits)

  10. Unit 14: ENG214 –  Production Engineering for Manufacture* (15 UK Credits)

  11. Unit 15: ENG215 –  Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) (15 UK Credits)

  12. Unit 16: ENG216 –  Instrumentation and Control Systems (15 UK Credits)

  13. Unit 17: ENG217 –  Quality and Process Improvement* (15 UK Credits)

  14. Unit 18: ENG218 –  Maintenance Engineering (15 UK Credits)

  15. Unit 19: ENG219 –  Electrical and Electronic Principles* (15 UK Credits)

  16. Unit 20: ENG220 –  Digital Principles (15 UK Credits)

  17. Unit 21: ENG221 –  Electrical Machines (15 UK Credits)

  18. Unit 22: ENG222 –  Electronic Circuits and Devices* (15 UK Credits)

  19. Unit 23: ENG223 –  Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) (15 UK Credits)

  20. Unit 29: ENG229 –  Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems (15 UK Credits)

  21. Unit 30: ENG230 –  Operations and Plant Management (15 UK Credits)

  22. Unit 31: ENG231 –  Electrical Systems and Fault Finding (15 UK Credits)

  23. Unit 32: ENG232 –  CAD for Maintenance Engineers (15 UK Credits)

  24. Unit 73: ENG273 –  Materials Engineering with Polymers (15 UK Credits)

  25. Unit 74: ENG274 –  Polymer Manufacturing Processes (15 UK Credits)

  26. Unit 75: ENG275 –  Industry 4.0 (15 UK Credits)

  27. Unit 76: ENG276 –  Introduction to Professional Engineering Management (15 UK Credits)

  28. Unit 77: ENG277 –  Industrial Robots (15 UK Credits)

  29. Unit 78: ENG278 –  Programmable Logic Controllers (15 UK Credits)

  30. Unit 79: ENG279 –  Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering (15 UK Credits)

  31. Unit 82: ENG282 –  Statistical Process Control (15 UK Credits)

  32. Unit 83: ENG283 –  Telecommunication Principles (15 UK Credits)

  33. Unit 84: ENG284 –  Semiconductor Manufacture* (15 UK Credits)

  34. Unit 85: ENG285 –  Semiconductor Production Environments* (15 UK Credits)

+ General Education Subjects

Year 3 - UK Level 5
   2 Core Mandatory Subjects
+ 3 Mandatory Specialist Subjects
+
 1 Optional Subject
+   General Education Subjects

YEAR 3 - UK Level 5

Core Mandatory Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 34: ENG334 – Research Project (30 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 35: ENG335 – Professional Engineering Management (15 UK Credits)

+ 3 Mandatory Specialist Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 36: ENG336 – Advanced Mechanical Principles (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 37: ENG337 – Virtual Engineering* (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 39: ENG339 - Further Mathematics (15 UK Credits)

+ 1 Optional Subject/Unit

to choose from the following list:

  1. Unit 36: ENG336 –  Advanced Mechanical Principles (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 37: ENG337 –  Virtual Engineering* (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 38: ENG338 –  Further Thermodynamics (15 UK Credits)

  4. Unit 39: ENG339 –  Further Mathematics* (15 UK Credits)

  5. Unit 40: ENG340 –  Commercial Programming Software (15 UK Credits)

  6. Unit 41: ENG341 –  Distributed Control Systems (15 UK Credits)

  7. Unit 42: ENG342 –  Further PLCs (15 UK Credits)

  8. Unit 43: ENG343 –  Further Electrical Machines and Drives (15 UK Credits)

  9. Unit 44: ENG344 –  Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage* (15 UK Credits)

  10. Unit 45: ENG345 –  Industrial Systems* (15 UK Credits)

  11. Unit 46: ENG346 –  Embedded Systems (15 UK Credits)

  12. Unit 47: ENG347 –  Analogue Electronic Systems (15 UK Credits)

  13. Unit 48: ENG348 –  Manufacturing Systems Engineering* (15 UK Credits)

  14. Unit 49: ENG349 –  Lean Manufacturing* (15 UK Credits)

  15. Unit 50: ENG350 –  Advanced Manufacturing Technology* (15 UK Credits)

  16. Unit 51: ENG351 –  Sustainability (15 UK Credits)

  17. Unit 52: ENG352 –  Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles(15 UK Credits)

  18. Unit 53: ENG353 –  Utilisation of Electrical Power (15 UK Credits)

  19. Unit 54: ENG354 –  Further Control Systems Engineering (15 UK Credits)

  20. Unit 62: ENG362 –  Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)* (15 UK Credits)

  21. Unit 63: ENG363 –  Industrial Services* (15 UK Credits)

  22. Unit 64: ENG364 –  Thermofluids* (15 UK Credits)

  23. Unit 86: ENG386 –  Emerging Semiconductor Technologies* (15 UK Credits)

  24. Unit 87: ENG387 –  Semiconductor Integrated Electronics* (15 UK Credits)

+ General Education Subjects

Year 4 - UK Level 6 (Top-Up)
   5 Mandatory Specialist Subjects

+   General Education Subjects

YEAR 4 - UK Level 6 (Top-Up)

 5 Mandatory Specialist Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 1: CBE401/ ENG401 /EAC3019-N             Group Design (20 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 2: CBE402/ ENG402 / MMD3058-N         Project  (40 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 6: ENG406 / EAC3029-N                             Computer Aided Engineering (20 UK Credits)

  4. Unit 7: ENG407 / MMD3019-N                        Mechanics of Materials 2 (20 UK Credits)

  5. Unit 8: ENG408 / MMD3048-N                       Product Quality & Reliability (20 UK Credits)

+ General Education Subjects

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