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The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bolton has been awarded professional accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes designed to meet in part the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
This course may be studied part-time on a dedicated one day a week basis. The course is also available full-time. It's ideal if you're an HND student looking to top-up your qualification to degree standard. Year 2 or 3 HND students will be selected according to their level of mathematics, science, and experience. If you’re interested in a degree apprenticeship, the department is actively looking at collaboration with local companies.
The department provides a friendly, yet challenging, environment where the emphasis is on both the theories and principles of mechanical engineering and their application in a work context. You’ll carry out case studies, practical and laboratory work and problem-solving projects. You’ll also develop the presentation and managerial skills that you'll need to manage engineering projects and support your future employment in the industry.
This course holds professional accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.
The BEng (Hons) will automatically meet the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
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Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Mechanical engineering deals with the design, development, installation, operation, and maintenance of anything that has moving parts. Jobs are available in a vast array of sectors.
A mechanical engineering degree combines mathematics, science, technology, business, and management. This course is designed to ensure graduates can solve problems, manage workloads, communicate with a range of personnel, work in multidisciplinary teams, as well as develop decision-making and ICT capabilities.
The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree is well recognised in the UK and many parts of the world. It’s designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge for a broad range of roles in the mechanical engineering industry, including design, manufacturing, testing, construction, development, and management, as well as related roles in areas such as sales and marketing.
Mechanical engineers are employed in many industries, with the main ones being aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, medicine, sport, defence, consumer goods and electrical. There are career opportunities both in the UK and abroad.
After graduation, you could pursue a career in manufacturing or other areas of science and technology, such as sustainable energy. Career opportunities could include research and development, design, production, and plant management, or you may choose to continue your formal education in the form of an MSc or research degree.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Possible areas of employment include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £6,000 for the academic year 2021/22.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021/2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For 2021-2022 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2021-2022 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
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Apply online: University of Bolton BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering - 20 September 2021
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
The University welcomes applications from our group partners and progressing students so we try to make our application process as simple and as fast as possible. By selecting the link for your chosen course from the list shown below you will be taken directly to our online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this and ensure you upload all supporting documents such as certificates and your personal statement when you apply.
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Apply online: University of Bolton BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering - 20 September 2021
We look forward to receiving your application and you continuing your academic journey with us!
The varied nature of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programme means that teaching and learning are done in a range of ways, with increasing levels of open-ended personal study as you progress. You’ll be expected to attend timetabled classes. These ensure you can acquire and develop the necessary concepts, knowledge and skills. Other teaching methods are demanded by professional body accreditation requirements. These involve opportunities to develop skills in creativity and innovation, mainly through projects, and design and make and test activities, where application, assimilation and integration of course material are realised.
The assessment strategy for the programme is designed to ensure that the overall aims and learning outcomes of the programme are assessed and achieved. We use a range of assessment methods depending on the learning outcome in question and the type of module content being assessed. You’ll receive feedback after each assessment so you know what you have done well, and where you need to improve.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 49%, Practical exams 18%, Written exams 33%|
|Level two||Coursework 54%, Practical exams 10%, Written exams 36%|
|Level three||Coursework 52%, Practical exams 13%, Written exams 35%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 66%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 34%|
|Level two||Guided independent study 74%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 26%|
|Level three||Guided independent study 78%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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