Engineers are highly skilled, creative professionals who deliver innovative solutions to a wide range of problems.

What Will I Study?

Core Modules

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University.  These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route-specific Modules

Electrical and Electronic Principles
This module provides an introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. The principles of circuit theory, analogue and digital circuits will be introduced, as well as practical applications.

Engineering and Computing
This module aims to develop the computing skills required by engineers including an understanding of MATLAB and essential skills in applying MS Excel.

Engineering Design and Skills Advancement

This module explores and develops fundamental design and engineering skills, and also asks students to reflect upon what engineering is, why it matters, and what skills and aptitudes engineers need to develop in order to be successful in a diverse and changing technological world.

Manufacturing and Materials
The selection of materials and manufacturing methods is an integral part of the design process. In this module, you will study the characteristics and properties of various materials such as metals, ceramics and polymers used by engineers.

This module covers algebra, functions, matrices, sequences and series, scalars and vectors. Aspects of calculus will include derivatives and extreme values of functions for optimising outcomes and integration techniques.

Mechanical Science
You will study the mechanics of stationary and moving objects, and focus on topics such as turning forces, stress and strain, Newton’s laws, linear and angular motion, rotational dynamics and simple harmonic motion. Heat transfer and fluid pressure will also be covered.

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
This module covers thermodynamics, the study of energy interactions in physical systems and the conversion between heat and mechanical work. You will also learn about fluid mechanics.

Successful completion of this course can lead to the
following degrees:

Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)




40% (average)









Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy)  MEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) MEng (Hons)

Degrees and grades listed above are subject to change.

† 1st year

  • an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing

‡ 2nd year

  • an average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation
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