Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 5 years
Entry requirements 2016: ABB / 320 UCAS points
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
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.
The MEng programme comprises 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.
95% of our 2013 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating
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).
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.
Both programmes can be taken with an additional placement year spent in industry to improve employability.
Ford has selected the University of Bradford among five leading UK universities to receive prestigious student scholarships – Ford Blue Oval Scholarships – for a variety of courses, ranging from science and automotive engineering to computer technology.
Entry requirements for 2016
Typical offer: ABB / 320 UCAS points
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:
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.
|Engineering Analysis (Mechanical)||core|
|Fluid Mechanics 1||core|
|Machines, Mechanics and Mechatronics||core|
|Materials and Structural Mechanics||core|
|Skills for Engineering||core|
|Financial and Project Management||core|
|Fluid Mechanics 2||core|
|Further Engineering Analysis (Mechanical)||core|
|Material Engineering and Design||core|
|Automotive Powertrain and Combustion Engineering||core|
|Six Sigma for Business Excellence||core|
|Vehicle Dynamics and Control||core|
|Advanced Engineering Design||optional|
|Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics||optional|
|Manufacturing Systems Engineering||optional|
|Reliability and Safety Engineering||optional|
|Sensors and Instrumentation||optional|
|Automotive Chassis and Driveline Engineering||core|
|Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering||core|
|Interdisciplinary Competitive Design||core|
|Vehicle Sound and Vibration||core|
|Advanced Manufacturing Technology||optional|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics||optional|
|Engineering Computational Methods||optional|
|Supply Chain Management||optional|
Career support and prospects
95% of our 2013 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates (most recent data) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
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.
The average starting salary for our 2013 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates was £26,038.
Fees and Financial Support
- £9,000 per year
- Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £900
- £14,410 per year
- Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £1,440
See our Fees and Financial Support website.
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