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Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 5 years

MEng
Entry requirements 2015: Call 0300 456 2666
Entry requirements 2016: ABB / 320 UCAS points
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
UCAS code: H393
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
            

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.

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

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.

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

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:

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.

Modules

Module name Type
Year 1
Computer-Aided Engineeringcore
Engineering Analysis (Mechanical)core
Fluid Mechanics 1core
Machines, Mechanics and Mechatronicscore
Materials and Structural Mechanicscore
Skills for Engineeringcore
Thermofluidscore
Year 2
Engineering Dynamicscore
Financial and Project Managementcore
Fluid Mechanics 2core
Further Engineering Analysis (Mechanical)core
Material Engineering and Designcore
Thermodynamics 2core
Year 4
Automotive Powertrain and Combustion Engineeringcore
Projectcore
Six Sigma for Business Excellencecore
Vehicle Dynamics and Controlcore
Advanced Engineering Designoptional
Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamicsoptional
Manufacturing Systems Engineeringoptional
Reliability and Safety Engineeringoptional
Sensors and Instrumentationoptional
Year 5
Automotive Chassis and Driveline Engineeringcore
Engineering Vibrationcore
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineeringcore
Interdisciplinary Competitive Designcore
Vehicle Sound and Vibrationcore
Advanced Manufacturing Technologyoptional
Computational Fluid Dynamicsoptional
Design Optimisationoptional
Engineering Computational Methodsoptional
Polymer Engineeringoptional
Risk Managementoptional
Supply Chain Managementoptional

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Employment statistics

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.

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 2013 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates was £26,038.

Fees and Financial Support

Tuition fees

2015/16 Home/EU:

  • £9,000 per year
  • Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £900

2015/16 International:

  • £14,410 per year
  • Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £1,440

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

How do I find out more?

Contact Course Enquiries:

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.