Course details

Study options

Full-time: Three years, Part-time: Five years min

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year* (2020/21)

International fee

£14,045 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

120 (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code


Course level



BEng (Hons)

Start date



Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

Power up your ambitions in the UK’s capital for innovation. The University of Derby is the ideal place for multi-skilled mechanical and manufacturing engineers to set out on their careers. 

92%overall satisfaction - BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering**National Student Survey 2018

A powerful portfolio of skills

You will develop vital skills in advanced manufacturing and technologies, engineering science, applied mathematics and management. This degree also builds your understanding of your role in creating a sustainable and ethical engineering environment.

One of the hallmarks of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is the flexibility to choose specialist modules. This means that you can tailor your studies to reflect the areas in which you are most interested and which match your career aspirations.

A world leader in engineering

The success of major technology companies like Rolls-Royce means that Derby is the UK's highest-earning city outside London and the South-East, with salaries at two-and-a-half times the national average.

Companies in our city spend millions of pounds each year attracting the best available graduate talent so you could not choose a better place to start your engineering career.

Consider a foundation year

Taking a foundation year first is an ideal choice if you have the potential and ambition to study this BEng programme but lack the formal entry requirements or feel you are not quite ready to embark on a full honours degree right now.

It is also a smart move if you have changed your mind about your career direction since you chose your A-levels or BTECs and need to improve your skills in a different subject area.

The foundation year will cover general concepts in your chosen subject, together with essential skills in areas such as writing reports and giving presentations.

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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
  • Engineering Design and Workshop Technology
  • Management of the Business Environment
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Quality, Reliability and Regulatory Systems

You will study modules such as:

  • Advanced Applied Analytical Methods 2
  • Engineering Design Modelling
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Failure Analysis
  • Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development
  • Thermofluids
  • Structural Analysis and Materials
  • Design for Manufacture and Materials Optimisation
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing


Diploma in Professional Practice

You will study modules such as:

  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

You will study modules such as:

  • Independent Study and Professional Development (Double Module)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Manufacturing Automation and Control
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems
  • Advanced Engineering Design Modelling
  • Advanced Mechanical Design and Materials
  • Ethics, Environment and Innovation
  • Advanced Engineering Materials and Applications

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Find out more about Mechanical and Manufacturing 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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How you will learn

Real world learning

You will learn through lectures, research projects, seminars and workshops, and will gain a broad knowledge of the design and manufacture of engineering products. You can also specialise in particular areas by choosing optional modules in stages two and three.

During the optional work placement between stages two and three, you can gain valuable experience working in industry, along with a Diploma in Professional Practice.

How you are assessed

We use a range of assessment methods, including assignments, examinations, formal technical reports, practical results, short written observations and spoken presentations. 

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Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points120 (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
IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/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.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees


£9,250 per year*

£1,155 per module*


£14,045 per year


* The fees stated above are for the 2019/20 academic year; fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available.

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

Additional costs and optional extras

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.

Part-time students 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.

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The mechanical and manufacturing engineering industries are characterised by a constant drive for improvement and a relentless pace of development. Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing equips you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenge of change as a forward-thinking engineering professional.

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† Additional information about your studies

Three years Or four years with industrial placement year

Five years minimum, day release: two years part-time (the part-time mode is only available for the final year of the degree)

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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.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

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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