Course details

Study options

Full-time: Four years †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

120-128 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

H319

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

MEng (Hons)

Start dates

January, September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

If you do not achieve the typical entry points required, you may want to consider studying this course with foundation year.

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Course description

Take your ambitions as a mechanical engineer to the next level with this far-reaching MEng programme. It puts you on the fast track to challenging andrewarding roles at the forefront of engineering development.

Developed with guidance from relevant professional bodies, our MEng Mechanical Engineering is a flexible course taking you from undergraduate to masters level learning and giving you the underpinning knowledge for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Designed to meet demand

Specialist and distinctive, this programme has been developed to provide you with wide-ranging skills, knowledge and confidence for a career within the mechanical engineering sector. It is also geared to meet the specific demands of industry and leading professional bodies.

By choosing Derby, you will study in a city which is regarded as the home of the mechanical engineer, with renowned companies such as Rolls Royce, Toyota and Bombardier on the doorstep.

A balanced approach

The MEng strikes an equitable balance between underpinning academic concepts, practical work and the techniques necessary for a successful career in mechanical engineering.

You will build a knowledge base in the fundamental principles and constraints associated with mechanical engineering and how technology can be applied within an industrial engineering context. This enables you to make well-informed decisions concerning design and the selection of functional elements, materials and processes as well as the appropriate and most cost-effective use of time and resources.

Well prepared for future success

Roles within the mechanical industries are extremely technologically challenging today, with ever-increasing paces of change and development.  The larger industries predominantly now operate on a global scale.

As a MEng graduate, you will be ideally equipped to meet the challenges presented by the constant search for improvement and the relentless pace of development that characterise these industries.

We place great emphasis on the development of management skills throughout the programme, and we encourage you to secure work placements within relevant industries to strengthen your knowledge and enhance your experience.

Why you should study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Derby

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Applied Scientific Methods 1
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Management of the Business Environment
  • Engineering Design and Workshop Technology
  • Regulatory Systems

You will study modules such as:

  • Applied Scientific Methods 1
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Management of the Business Environment
  • Engineering Design and Workshop Technology
  • Regulatory Systems

You will study modules such as:

  • Advanced Mechanical Design and Materials
  • Independent Study and Professional Development – Mechanical (double module)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Design Modelling
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Power Train Engineering

You will study modules such as:

  • Research Methods – Application and Evaluation
  • Environmental Risk and Responsibility
  • CPD and Strategic Management
  • Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention
  • MEng Interdisciplinary Group project (double module)
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering

How you will learn

The programme features a number of additional opportunities to broaden your experience and enhance your industry insights. We run a guest lecture programme in conjunction with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, with lectures held at either our Markeaton Street site or at Loughborough University.

The University also has a strong track record in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition, one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competition programmes. Our Mechanical Engineering Shell Eco Team was awarded sponsorship of £9,000 to build the prototype ethanol vehicle for the 2016 event. We also became involved in a partnership with Bombardier to build a scale locomotive for the IMechE Railway Challenge competition.

You will be assessed through a combination of in-course assessments, case studies, presentations, reality-based assessments, examinations and professional presentations.

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Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points120-128 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Maths at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and at least one other Science or Technology A-level

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points128 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Maths at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and at least one other Science or Technology A-level

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualitications

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Find out more about Mechanical Engineering

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

This is an exciting new programme offering excellent career prospects. Graduates from our current BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering have found employment in a wide variety of industries and areas, including positions at Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bombardier and numerous other major industrial players in the UK and internationally.

Student on placement at EPM Technology

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Yiling Lu (Programme Leader) y.lu@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 593261
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

Four years with the opportunity of an optional placement year

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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