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Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

  • ID:UH440109
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/C Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge of a modern engineer. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to engineering, giving you the flexibility to work in a broad range of industries. Among the general topics, you’ll study engineering mathematics, materials and electrical science, mechanical science, manufacturing technology, computer-aided engineering and thermodynamics. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to collaborate with other engineering students on some incredible projects, such as designing a hovercraft, a Formula Student racing car and an unmanned aircraft. This course is the first step towards chartered engineer status.

  • The BEng Mechanical Engineering degree programme at the University of Hertfordshire is structured to provide students with a comprehensive background in key disciplines within the mechanical engineering sector, including mechanics, thermodynamics, design, manufacturing, and materials science.
  • The BEng Mechanical Engineering degree programme at the University of Hertfordshire offers a balanced blend of theoretical studies and practical activities designed to provide a thorough background in mechanical engineering and an enjoyable learning experience.
  • The BEng Mechanical Engineering degree programme at the University of Hertfordshire uses problem-based learning strategies to promote the connection between academic studies and contemporary engineering projects and challenges.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Engineering Fundamentals, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Engineering Mathematics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Statics and Dynamics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Applied Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Electrical Science, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Programming for Engineers, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Engineering Professionalism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to Mechatronic Systems, 15 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Structural Mechanics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Dynamics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Project Management and Product Development, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Integrated Engineering Systems Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Computer Aided Engineering, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Career Planning, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Further Engineering Mathematics, 15 Credits, Compulsory

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Thermofluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Control Systems, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Mechanics and Properties of Materials, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Individual Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Careers Portfolio, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Noise and Vibration Analysis, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Mechatronics Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Industrial Placement, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Manufacturing Strategy, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Year Abroad, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Micro-Engineering & Micro-Technology, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Professional chartered mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought after around the world. Our graduates have an excellent employment record illustrating that this degree gives you the flexibility to work in virtually any manufacturing setting, both in the UK and abroad.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single:300 GBP/year

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