University of Brighton

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (top-up degree)

  • Course summary and entry requirements

    Course duration Help

    Full-time: 1 year

    Part-time: 2 years

    UCAS code HH37

    About the course

    This one-year course offers students the chance to top up their mechanical engineering foundation degree or HND to an honours degree qualification and to broaden their range of skills and improve their career prospects.

    Mechanical and manufacturing engineers analyse, test, design, construct, and manage various mechanical systems and are employed industries including automotive, aeronautical, medical, consultancy, construction, manufacturing, and building services industries.

    Throughout this practical engineering course, you will develop the range of specialist skills, knowledge and understanding needed to become an Incorporated Engineer.

    As well as gaining the systematic understanding required for honours level study, you will emerge as a graduate with practical experience of modern mechanical and manufacturing engineering systems.

    Typical entry requirements Help

    The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014.

    Applicants whose predicted grades fall below these requirements, but who can demonstrate a high commitment to the subject discipline or have relevant work experience, are still encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

    UCAS tariff:
    not applicable.

    Foundation degree/HND
    /HNC in a relevant subject.

    For non-native speakers of English:
    IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing.

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  • Course content

    Course structure

    The course is mostly delivered through lectures with specific laboratory and coursework activities built in to give practical insights into the theory. In addition to the time spent at university, 20 hours per week independent study is expected.

    Areas of study

    You will study modern manufacture techniques, simulation of mechanical systems, advanced materials engineering, computer aided engineering, manufacturing systems, product innovation and management.

    Students also undertake a work-based project.


    Materials Engineering Simulation
    Computer-aided Engineering
    Manufacturing Systems
    Product Innovation and Management

  • Fees and costs

    The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2014-15. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

    The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

    What's included in the fee?

    When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

    You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

    Our website provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.

    BSc Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (top-up)  [P1EG038]
    UK/EU (Full Time)9,000 GBP
    Island Students (Full Time)9,000 GBP
    International (Full Time)13,220 GBP

  • Location

    Location Help Moulsecoomb

    Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.

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    Living in Brighton

    Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.

    Social scene

    Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.

    Music event on the beach


    The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.

    Burning the Clocks winter solstice festival


    Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.

    Playing volleyball on the seafront
  • Career opportunities

    Graduates are well equipped for employment in the automotive, aeronautical, medical, consultancy, construction, manufacturing, and building services industries.

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Find out more

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01273 644644

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