UCAS code H300
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as meeting the educational requirements stage of chartered engineer status (CEng).
About the course
This course is designed for students wishing to develop a high degree of competence in mechanical engineering to be able to pursue a wide range of careers. They will gain a sound knowledge of all the fundamental elements of mechanical engineering and design which include a grounding in related disciplines such as manufacture, management, CAD/CAM, design and materials. The emphasis is on gaining industrial and commercial insight, and giving confidence to take on modern engineering challenges.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
BBB including maths and a physical science. General Studies excluded.
32 points, specified subjects including maths and a physical science at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 24 credits at merit or above. Level 3 units in maths and physics required.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least five subjects including English language, maths and a physical science.
may enable you to start the course in year 2.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
foundation course containing maths and a physical science.
For equivalent international qualifications
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In year 1, conceptual design, manufacture and testing are combined in a design project. The school provides particular specialisation in design and product innovation. Design is an integrating subject, bringing together all the academic disciplines to solve typical engineering problems. It is project-based, often involving working in small groups, and developing not only engineering ability but also communication and graphics skills.
After year 2, you may opt to put your studies into practice on a year-long industrial placement. In the final year, business and management skills essential for the modern professional engineer are also taught.
This degree is also offered with an integrated foundation year (UCAS code: H301), offering access for applicants who do not meet standard entry requirements.
CAE and Engineering and Design
Design and Applications project
Aircraft and Automotive Systems
Materials and Manufacture
Mathematics and Control
Engineering Design and Management
Materials and Manufacture
Mechanical Computer-aided Engineering and Modelling
Optional placement year
Product Innovation and Management
Control and Simulation
Fluid Dynamics and Materials Engineering
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. 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 www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||12,900 GBP|
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.
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.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
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.
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.
“I applied to study Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons) on the same day that I met the Dean of Science and Engineering, Professor Andrew Lloyd at an application event! I lost my left arm in a car accident while studying for my A-Levels and came straight to the University of Brighton upon completion. Coming into an engineering course many encouraged me to change into a less practical course. I was determined, but worried about how I would attend practical aspects of the course.
The Disability and Dyslexia team helped me contact the course leader and discuss the slight alterations to the practical sessions and assessments. They also helped me with mitigating circumstances when my disability has occasionally impacted on my ability to study. Without their support I wouldn't have known where to go, who to see and what to do. I’d advise students to contact them early on to avoid frustration from losing time and energy trying to collect bits and pieces of the puzzle. After winning the 2011/12 election, I’m now the Student Union’s representative for Disability.”
Recent graduates have begun successful careers in a range of industries from defence and aerospace to automotive and general manufacturing. Some have continued to study for postgraduate qualifications leading to successful research careers. Many have quickly achieved middle-management positions shortly after qualifying.
We have limited places available on this course.
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