Mechanical and Automotive Engineering (with placement year)

MEng
Entry 2016: ABB / 320 UCAS points
Entry 2017: ABB / 128 UCAS points
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: MEng
UCAS code: H393
Placement: Placement year available
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
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Overview

This course follows similar modules to Mechanical Engineering, but with an emphasis on automotive engineering and design.

It focuses on mechanics, design and computing, but in the final year applies this to the understanding of complex automotive systems necessary to optimise performance, handling, emissions and economy in modern vehicles.

This course includes an extra fourth academic year of more advanced and in-depth study, and provides all the formal educational requirements necessary to present yourself for CEng registration.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

Why Bradford?

The School of Engineering has recently invested £1.5m into a multidisciplinary Engineering lab. The lab is a flexible and open space to engage students’ learning in bringing theory to practice.

This course includes an additional placement year spent in industry to improve employability.

Entry requirements

2016

Typical offer: ABB / 320 UCAS points

A levels:

To include A-level Maths minimum grade C.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Operations and Maintenance, to include the Further Maths unit at Distinction. (Electrical/Electronic Engineering acceptable if both Further Maths and Mechanical Principles and Applications are taken.)

Applicants on Access Programmes:

320 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering or Science and Engineering, to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, of which 15 must be Maths credits.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

2017

Typical offer: ABB / 128 UCAS points

A levels:

To include A-level Maths minimum grade C.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM. Must be an Engineering subject - Further Maths for Engineering Technicians module at minimum Distinction.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

128 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering or Science and Engineering - must contain a minimum of 12 credits in Maths at minimum Merit.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

 

Modules

Module name Type
Year 1
Computer-Aided Engineeringcore
Engineering Analysiscore
Fluid Mechanics 1core
Machines Mechanics & Mechatronicscore
Materials & Structural Mechanicscore
Skills for Engineeringcore
Thermodynamics 1core
Year 2
Automotive Engineeringcore
Engineering Statics & Dynamicscore
Financial & Project Managementcore
Fluid Mechanics 2core
Further Engineering Mathematics and Statisticscore
Material Engineering & Designcore
Thermodynamics 2core
Year 4
Automotive Powertrain Engineeringcore
Projectcore
Six Sigma for Business Excellencecore
Vehicle Dynamics & Controlcore
Advanced Engineering Designoption
Advanced Fluid Mechanics & Aerodynamicsoption
Manufacturing Systems Engineeringoption
Reliability & Safety Engineeringoption
Sensors & Instrumentationoption
Year 5
Automotive Chassis & Driveline Engineeringcore
Engineering Vibrationcore
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Engineeringcore
Interdisciplinary Competitive Designcore
Vehicle Sound and Vibrationcore
Advanced Manufacturing Technologyoption
Design Optimisationoption
Engineering Computational Methodsoption
Environmental Computational Fluid Dynamicsoption
Polymer Engineeringoption
Risk Managementoption
Supply Chain Managementoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career Development Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

Our graduates pursue careers in all areas of engineering, automotive and manufacturing industry, but also in wider fields such as marketing, business management and public service work.

Our recent graduates went on to work for employers such as Ford, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and Toyota, in roles including graduate engineer, design engineer, process engineer, and CAD engineer.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2014 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates was £21,182.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2016/17:

  • Home/EU: £9,000 per year
  • Home/EU: Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £900
  • International: £15,420 per year
  • International: Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £1,550

Tuition fees are subject to government review (Home/EU) and University review (International) for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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