BEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry
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4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study is not available for this course
Full-time: Entry by transfer
£9,250 per year, home students
£29,300 per year, international students
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This course is well balanced, covering a wide range of topics in engineering science and engineering practice. The course is designed to educate the next generation of mechanical engineers to have a positive impact on our society across the 21st century.
Our curriculum embeds a diverse set of professional engineering and management skills spanning four core thematic areas:
- design and manufacture
- dynamics and control
- energy and fluid flow.
Years one and two are common to all Mechanical Engineering students and cover the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering. Teaching is delivered via lectures, seminars, laboratories, design classes and short projects in modelling and manufacturing.
You will spend your third year applying the knowledge gained in the first two years of study in an industrial environment. There is no direct entry onto this course but you can transfer from our other mechanical engineering courses if you reach a high academic standard and are successful at an interview with industry. Places are limited and highly competitive.
In your final year you will apply the principles you have learnt to real, complex engineering applications. A major element is the open-ended individual research project, which requires independent and creative thinking.
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First-year students studying Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Engineering Design all start their degree with a broad knowledge of the fundamentals and a command of the skills that underpin modern engineering.
You will share common units with your peers in other disciplines and work on an interdisciplinary project, based on global challenges and inspired by Engineers Without Borders.
You will meet and work closely with more people from the start of your degree, broadening your social circle and long-term professional network. Interdisciplinary working is now the norm in industry, and good understanding of disciplines other than your own will serve you well when you enter the workplace.
Starting your degree with a broad foundation of knowledge will expand your frame of reference, enabling you to be more creative as you progress with your programme and become more specialist in later years of study. The skills-based approach will provide you with technical abilities that will enable you to be successful in your degree and your career.
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
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