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Mechanical Engineering (with Integrated Foundation Year)

BEng (Hons)



2022 - 2023

Typical offer for 2022

Duration

UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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We’ve employed several students from Bradford, who have all completed 12-month work placements. Employing students enables us to bring in new skills and future-proof the business. The students from Bradford bring fresh ideas, as well as knowledge about new technologies and processes, which they pass onto our employees. And our employees pass on their experience of working at a chemical manufacturing site. Lucy Parr, Apprenticeships & Graduate Programme Coordinator, Solenis UK

Entry requirements

Typical offer - 72 UCAS tariff points.

A levels

DDD.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Level 3 National Extended Diploma (from 2016) MMP, along with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4.

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to inc. Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8)

OR

BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016). Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) Pass AND GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.

Applicants on Access Programmes

72 UCAS tariff points along with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4., There are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

72 UCAS tariff points, with Maths Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

Plus minimum of

GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4 and English grade D/grade 3 (equivalents accepted).

Learning and assessment

In your first year you will experience a wide range of teaching and learning environments. Concepts, principles and theories are typically explored in formal lectures, practised in tutorials, and demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills are developed in laboratories. Cognitive and personal skills are developed in more open-ended problem solving and design exercises, often tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic, technical, and library staff. Project work is used to bring various aspects of the programme together.

Typically, each module will involve 72 hours of timetabled contact except Mathematics for which you will have 96 hours of timetabled contact for each module. The expected weekly timetabled commitment will be around 21 hours.

After the foundation year the teaching and learning strategy accounts for learning outcomes that need to be achieved, progression through the levels of study, and the nature of the subject. One of the goals of Higher Education is that students develop lifelong learning skills and are increasingly able to take greater responsibility for their own learning (become independent learners) as they progress through the programme. Our strategy begins with the end in mind. We want students to become great engineers; that means great problem solvers and great team-workers with an inquisitive and curious mind. This should mean that by the end of your study with us you can move seamlessly into the world of work, academic research, or become an entrepreneur.

Our assessment methods incorporate a range of different methods designed to meet the needs of industry and accrediting bodies, as well as to prepare students for a research career.

Facilities

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We have a number of specialist laboratories equipped to cover a range of engineering disciplines.

You'll have a dedicated technical support team to keep everything running smoothly, and will have access to high-spec IT facilities running industry-standard engineering applications and software.

Study support

Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally. 

We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment. 

Our support services include: 

  • Personal tutors 
  • Disability services 
  • Counselling services 
  • MyBradford student support centres 
  • The Students’ Union 
  • Chaplaincy and faith advisers 
  • An on-campus nursery 
  • Halls wardens 

We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus. 

Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.

Research

The Faculty maintains an impressive reputation for quality in research. From blue skies to fundamental and application oriented cutting edge research is carried out within the three Schools of the Faculty: Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Media, Design and Technology.

Leading international academics and committed scholars work within the dedicated research groups and centres.

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.