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BEng/MEng (Hons) Single
Mechanical Engineers are the 21st century’s creators and innovators, who turn ideas into real-world solutions. As the broadest of all engineering disciplines, the skills of a mechanical engineer are in demand across the widest range of industry, including automotive, aerospace, construction, biotechnology, medicine, manufacturing and renewable energy. Modules are taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Our courses will enable you to translate science in to real-world solutions, with an applied focus on computer-aided engineering, design and sustainability.
Our three-year BEng and four-year MEng degrees will give you a balance of theoretical and practical skills that will allow you to solve real industrial problems. Our courses will give you the creative thinking to design a new product or system, the analytical tools to achieve your design goals, the ability to solve problems, and the teamwork needed to launch an exciting and rewarding career.
Dean Rooney - "There is close connection with industry which will help with work experience and employability"
Cieran Atkinson - "The Thornton Science Park library is specialised for STEM which enables access to excellent resources for out of lecture study"
Benjamin Mcilhagga - "The facilities and laboratory equipment at the Thornton Science Park are brand new and are excellent for supporting our teaching and learning"
Matthew Lockwood - "There is a friendly and inclusive atmosphere within the Faculty of Science and Engineering which helps support the transition from A-Level"
Daniel Clarkson - "Studying at the Thornton Science Park helps to separate your learning and social environments"
The modules given below are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time as part of the University’s commitment to curriculum enhancement.
Our Engineering courses share common modules during Years 1 and 2, and the modules that you will choose in Years 3 and 4 will define which degrees you will specialise in.
In Year 1, you will study the following modules:
Year 2 will build on the knowledge you gained in Year 1 and focus on topics at a greater depth including:
In Year 3, you will have the opportunity to undertake a year’s work placement or else carry straight on with your course, where emphasis will be placed on areas that include:
Students following the four-year MEng programme will complete a major, industry-based team project alongside specialist modules such as:
* Optional modules.
Assessment will be by examination and through coursework. This will include lab work assignments, presentations, reports, essays and projects.
You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and specialist laboratory work at our Thornton Science Park, which is a specifically designed venue for University of Chester undergraduate and postgraduate engineers and industrial and commercial business partners.
For such a broad discipline, the range of careers open to a mechanical engineer is equally wide. Our courses in Mechanical Engineering are career-oriented, and will give you the technical skills that you need for a broad choice of engineering careers, plus the transferable skills for professional jobs in associated areas of IT, finance, management and teaching.
Our courses will provide you with the opportunity to supplement your academic learning with practical hands-on work experience so that your CV can really stand out from the crowd.
There is also an opportunity to study at postgraduate level at Chester.
|UCAS points:||BEng/MEng: 280/300 UCAS points from GCE A Level or equivalent (such as BTEC/OCR Diploma). Typical offer: BCC/BBB|
|GCE A Level:||The Department requires the following subjects: Maths and Physics or Chemistry|
|BTEC:||BTEC Mechanical Engineering. Typical offer: DMM (BEng) / DDM (MEng)|
|Irish/Scottish:||Grades BBBB in 4 subjects, including Maths and one other physical science subject|
|International Baccalaureate:||28 points, including 5 in HL Maths and either HL Physics or HL Chemistry; 30 points for the MEng route|
|QAA:||Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry), to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit|
Please note that we accept a maximum of 20 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
Although not part of the entry requirements, we would recommend that students take mechanics modules as part of their course.
Engineers have the minds and imaginations to design and develop the technology systems that underpin our everyday lives."
University of ChesterThornton Science Park
The campus style of the university appealed to me and everybody was so friendly I decided to make it my first choice.”
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