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Mechanical Engineering

University of Portsmouth

M.Eng. On Campus
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16400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

With huge advances in technologies for transport, healthcare and robotics, there’s never been a more exciting time to train as a mechanical engineer.

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Overview

This 4-year MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering integrated Master's degree course is similar to our 3- year BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course. The difference is you'll study more advanced topics leading to a Master's degree at the end of the course.

You'll study the design, development, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of engineered products. You'll get to specialise in advanced subjects such as sustainable development and computer-aided engineering and have the option to get involved in UP Racing - the University's Formula Student team.

In your final year, you'll complete a major group engineering project. This is normally linked to the University's research and commercial activities, giving you relevant experience in the field.

What you’ll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn about the underlying elements of successful engineering and manufacturing projects, including solid mechanics and dynamics, and engineering design
  • Complete a team project in your final year
  • Use our CAD and rapid prototyping suites, energy systems lab, stress analysis lab, and metrology and 3D scanning microscopy facilities
  • Get the chance to be involved in Formula Student, where you'll design, construct and test a competitive race car with fellow students
  • Put your skills to the test by building your own products in our manufacturing workshops
  • Have the option to expand your learning and meet potential employers by working on an industrial project

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies.

Programme Assessment

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials (personal and academic)
  • laboratory and project work
  • Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) system activity
  • open access study

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • practical tests
  • project work
  • presentations

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 84% by written exams and 16% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 56% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 60% by written exams and 40% by coursework
  • Year 4 students: 42% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 53% by coursework

Student Destinations

There's currently a shortage of talented engineers in the UK and abroad, so there will be many opportunities open to you when you graduate.

What can you do with a Mechanical Engineering degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including:

  • design
  • research and development
  • product manufacture
  • project management

What jobs can you do with a Mechanical Engineering degree?

Graduates from this course have gone on to work as:

  • mechanical engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

Other graduates have set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE). This course also meets the UK Standard for the Engineering Council's Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), which is set by the Engineering Council.

Programme Structure

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1 

Core modules in this year include:

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Introduction to Design
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Mathematical Principles

There are no optional modules in this year.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 120-136 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels, or equivalent, with 40 points from Mathematics, plus two relevant subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of  .

*Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

**Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Mechanical Engineering
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