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Mechanical Engineering (with Year in Industry) BEng (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Spacecraft and satellites. Reactors and robots. Mechanical engineering is at the core of most systems that move. But how is technology improving their performance? To build the future, you need to keep up with it. And this degree will show you how. Whether you study for the BEng or the MEng, your Mechanical Engineering degree will emphasise how mechanical engineering has been transformed by the use of powerful computer-aided design, prototyping and manufacturing tools and by the use of modern materials such as composites.Engineers are innovators who bring about change through their ingenuity, experience and curiosity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. Their work is central to thriving economies and competitive industries. It is equally important in developing countries where engineers provide appropriate technologies during difficult times of change.Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem-solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand.Mechanical systems are at the core of the manufacturing, process and service industries including:Advanced engines, traction and braking systems for vehiclesAircraft, satellites and deep space probesBiomedical technologies such as imagers, ventilators and prostheticsAir and water pollution control equipmentTransportation and mass transit systemsIndustrial plant for the processing of raw materials and for power generationBuilding on a broad foundation of engineering studies in Year 1, you will develop specific expertise and skills in mechanisms and vibrations, structures, mechanical materials, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.Successful engineers must be able to analyse and solve complex problems in the industrial context, communicate ideas to others and work effectively in teams and exercise leadership skills. This is why all our Engineering degrees include a selection of management content or specialised modules throughout. Topics covered include business finance, project planning and management, intellectual property, health and safety, motivation theory, marketing, total quality management, ethics and professionalism.What's the difference?Each of our Engineering subjects is available in six forms:BEng (3 years), BEng with Industry (4 years), BEng with Year Abroad (4 years)MEng (4 years), MEng with Industry (5 years), MEng with Year Abroad (5 years)The MEng places greater emphasis on industrially-related project work, advanced technical content and leadership, and automatically meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The MEng shares its first three years with the corresponding BEng.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,515per year

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University information

University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 74 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    136 59%

    31st

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    43rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    20th

    28

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