This one-year course offers you the chance to top up your mechanical engineering foundation degree or HND to an honours degree qualification. It will broaden your range of skills and improve your career prospects.
Mechanical and manufacturing engineers analyse, test, design, construct and manage various systems. They are employed by 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.
Location Brighton: Moulsecoomb
UCAS code HH37
Full-time 1 year
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The course is mostly delivered through lectures with specific laboratory and coursework activities built in to give practical insights into the theory.
You will also undertake around 20 hours of independent study each week.
Making sure that what you learn with us is relevant, up to date and what employers are looking for is our priority, so courses are reviewed and enhanced on an ongoing basis. When you have applied to us, you’ll be told about any new developments through our applicant portal.
The syllabus focuses on practical and theoretical elements of engineering.
Graduates are well equipped for employment in the automotive, aeronautical, medical, consultancy, construction, manufacturing and building services industries.
Foundation degree/HNDin a relevant subject, with an overall merit grade (60%) profile.
English language requirementsIELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
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UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP
International (full-time) 14,604 GBP
You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. 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. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics are listed here.
You can chat with our enquiries team through the Stay in touch panel at the end of this page if you require further information. Or check our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as more information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21.
Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee.
You can find out more about our fees in the university's student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).
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-time 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.
The city of Brighton & Hove is a forward-thinking place which leads the way in the arts, technology, sustainability and creativity. You'll find living here plays a key role in your learning experience.
Brighton is a leading centre for creative media technology, recently named the startup capital of the UK.
The city is home to a national 5G testbed and over 1,000 tech businesses. The digital sector is worth over £1bn a year to the local economy - as much as tourism.
All of our full-time undergraduate courses involve work-based learning - this could be through placements, live briefs and guest lectures. Many of these opportunities are provided by local businesses and organisations.
It's only 50 minutes by train from Brighton to central London and less than 40 minutes to Eastbourne. There are also daily direct trains to Bristol, Bedford, Cambridge, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Campus where this course is taught
Two miles north of Brighton seafront, Moulsecoomb is our largest campus. Subjects taught here include architecture, business, computing, construction, engineering, geography, product design, law and pharmacy.
On campus you will find professional-standard facilities including a flight simulator, trading room, design and digital media suites and specialist research laboratories, alongside the library, student centre, a nursery, fitness facilities and Students’ Union. There are excellent public transport links.
The Big BuildA major transformation of our Moulsecoomb campus began in summer 2018. By the time the Big Build is complete, there’ll be new halls of residence, academic building, and Students’ Union and fitness facilities – all created with sustainability, inclusivity and community in mind.
As the development grows it will provide many exciting learning opportunities for our students, ranging from live projects, placements and internships with the companies involved to guest lectures and site visits. Find out more...
Looking for clearing accommodation? Accommodation is available, we can help you find your home from home.
All eligible students applying for 2020 are guaranteed an offer of university-managed accommodation.
Halls of residenceWe have halls of residence across Brighton in the city centre, Moulsecoomb, Varley Park and Falmer.
Unihomes and unilets Unihomes and unilets are student houses that we let to our students on behalf of private landlords. This option can work particularly well when you’re balancing learning with placements and other commitments. We have unihomes and unilet properties at locations across the city.
Starting in 2019 and looking for accommodation advice? Find out more about our accommodation options.
Private rentingThere's plenty of support if you opt for private rented accommodation. This is an option which offers choice and flexibility – enabling you to choose where you live and who with. We manage our own studenthomes database of properties. This lists accommodation offered by landlords who have signed up to our code of standards. Every summer we provide online events and resources, as well as other advice services, for students looking for a place to live and people to share with.
Modern accommodation at nearby Varley Halls
Relaxing in halls near the campus
Students eating at the Hub
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