MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering degree offered by the University of Wolverhampton is designed to prepare students for a wide range of career choices in the field of Mechanical Engineering. It is also intended for students whose career objectives require greater flexibility. Consequently, the educational aims of the mechanical engineering programme are laid out to prepare students for professional practice in an era of rapidly evolving technological advances. The programme combine a strong base in theoretical background (mechanics, materials, fluid, thermal, systems and control) along with project based laboratory, design, build and simulation experiences as recognisable by the professional mechanical engineering community as an accredited degree. The educational aims for mechanical engineering collectively strive to develop independence, creative talent, and leadership, as well as the capability for continuing professional growth and self-learning. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising capabilities to practise engineering professionally, ethically and sustainably. Thus, the programme will:
• Provide the mechanical engineering industry, profession and public services with graduates who can play leading roles by combining theory with practice and employing relevant managerial and communication skills enabling the analysis and synthesis of products and systems across mechanical engineering and related disciplines.
• Enable students to pursue professional careers in mechanical or related engineering disciplines at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, initiative, and the ability to make informed decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances that reflect a responsible, ethical, social and sustainable outlook.
• Provide students with up-to-date knowledge and skills enabling them to create and develop ‘innovative and economically’ viable products, processes and systems to meet a predefined criteria.
• Encourage a systems approach encompassing both holistic and modular views to the analysis, synthesis and realisation of mechanical engineering products and systems.
• Allow a broadly based education in mechanical engineering, combined with an appreciation of mechatronics, control and design, thereby providing access to a wide range of career paths within the engineering profession or to pursue further studies if desired.
• Require team working through the participation of engineering group projects where the project team members are drawn from a range of cognate engineering disciplines.
• Furnish the ability to research and develop knowledge, process or products relating to mechanical engineering, thereby enhancing the creative aspects and knowledge creation allowing for continuous improvement and innovation.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

April/May

Duration

2½ Years / 1½ Years (At the successful completion of Level 6, an exit point exists so that the student is able to receive BEng (Hons) Degree. If the student opts not to take BEng (Hons) Degree he/she may proceed to Level 7 and obtain MEng (Hons) Degree.)

Course Modules

Level 6 Semester 1 and 2

6MA011

Economic, Social, Ethical and Environmental (20 credits)

6MA014

Aerodynamic Design and Analysis (20 credits)

6MA016

Structural Mechanics and Stress Analysis (20 credits)

6MA018

Product Realisation and Materials (20 credits)

6MA017

Individual Research Project (40 credits)

Level 7 Semester 1 and 2

7MA010

Business Management & Accounting (20 credits)

7MA011

Robotics: Sensors and Control (20 credits)

7MA012

Group Research Project (40 credits)

7MA013

Parametric Design Analysis (20 credits)

7MA018

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

Level 6 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Maths and Science or equivalent AND
• Pearson HND in relevant field OR
• HNDE in relevant field from SLIATE OR
• NDT in relevant field from Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa OR
• NDES in relevant field from Institute of Engineering Technology
Level 7 Entry:
BEng Entry requirements and English Language requirements AND
• Successful completion of the BEng (Hons) degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division

Job Opportunities

Mechanical Engineers may choose industrially based careers in research and development, design, or product development. The combination of engineering skills, design capability and management provides graduates of this programme with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical environments across the world.

Typical examples include the co-ordination of activities related to product and process design of mechanical
and electro-mechanical systems, and the management of projects in a wide range of technical environments.

The programme enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of responsibility within
a relatively short time. Graduates may also study for a research degree, MPhil/PhD, with the Department.

Graduates are also equipped with the relevant enterprising skills to create, develop and commercialise a product, process or system to solve a particular problem or to meet a specified task.

Transferable skills gained during the programme, including: project management, group working, communication
skills and analytical thinking, also enable graduates to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law,
accountancy, authoring, and computing.