Mechanical Engineering with Composites BEng (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
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Course Summary

Are you interested in a career in the composites industry? Increasingly, the first choice for high performance aircraft, cars and boats, are advanced lightweight and corrosion-resistant composites. Be at the forefront with a course unique in the UK, which provides you with a grounding in mechanical engineering, and design and manufacturing skills in advanced composites materials. You’ll join a course with excellent employment prospects,90 per cent of our graduates go into work or further study.You’ll engage in experimental work in excellent laboratories and workshops. You’ll also benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement. Employment may lead to sponsorship and future employment opportunities* Open the door to a successful future. Our graduates have gone on to work for Ferrari, Honda, British Cycling, Rolls-Royce, Williams Grand Prix Engineering, Activa, Babcock Marine, Princess Yachts and more. 90 per cent of our students are in work or study six months after graduation. [Source: unistats]* Benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement.*Join a course accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which can lead to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with further study.* Develop a strong foundation in mechanical engineering principles and materials science.* Benefit from specialist modules in composites engineering, design and manufacture.* Experience modern laboratory facilities for your core practical work.* Benefit from working on industrially relevant problems within composite materials and design of composite structures.

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  • UCAS Tariff
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  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving (MEI) (Core Maths)
  • OCR Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning (MEI) (Core Maths)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson Edexcel Certificate in Mathematics in Context (Core Maths)
  • WJEC Eduqas Certificate in Mathematics for Work and Life (Core Maths)
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths)
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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


104 to 120 UCAS points, including A Level Grade C at Mathematics and Grade C at a second relevant subject: Applied ICT / Applied Science / Applied Business / Biology / Business Studies / Chemistry / Computing / Computer Science / DT (Product Design Resistant Materials) / DT (Systems & Control Technology) / Product Design / Economics / Economics & Business / Electronics / Engineering / Environmental Science / Further Maths / Use of Maths/ Pure Maths / ICT / Physics / Statistics. Excluding General Studies

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Plymouth's impressive campus sits within the heart of 'Britain's Ocean City', between the sea, Cornwall and Dartmoor. Acclaimed for its teaching and research, the University of Plymouth has 23 Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellows.


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