BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a year in Europe)

2017 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We have places available for Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2017. For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2017 Clearing and Adjustment pages.

Course Overview

BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Europe)

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 9th in the UK for Research Quality according to The Times University Guide 2017, and is recognised as one of the top 100 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings and Shanghai Global Rankings). Mechanical engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of almost everything you see or touch. As a student on the BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course, you will discover an engaging and interesting course, with excellent job prospects for graduates.

Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 9th in the UK for Research Quality according to The Times University Guide 2017, and is recognised as one of the top 100 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings and Shanghai Global Rankings).

Mechanical Engineers are found in every aspect of the engineering industry. They are innovative professionals transforming ideas into inventions.

Why study Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University?

Our undergraduate courses are linked to our international research excellence. Our research is related to practical problems in industry.

The expertise of our academic staff in these fields strongly influences the content and presentation of the course material. We use engineering design as a central integrating feature throughout every level of our degree programmes.

Our Mechanical Engineering staff work closely with a range of industries. This keeps our staff constantly up to date with the practical problems that are reflected in our teaching. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-108Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Sustainability
EG-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Strength of Materials
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-161Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Thermodynamics 1
EG-163Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design and Laboratory Classes 1
EG-165Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Design 1
EG-166Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Mechanics
EG-168Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Professional Development
EG-180Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Materials Engineering
EG-182Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Manufacturing Technology I
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-237Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamic Systems
EG-260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamics 1
EG-261Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Thermodynamics 2
EG-262Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Stress Analysis 1
EG-264Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Computer Aided Engineering
EG-268Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Experimental Studies - Mechanical
EG-269Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design of Machine Elements
EG-284Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Manufacturing Technology II
EGA214Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Mechanical Engineering Design 2
EGA265Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 2
Optional Modules
Design Pathway 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Design Pathway

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Heat Transfer
EG-255Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Circuit Analysis
OR
Manufacturing Pathway 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Manufacturing Pathway

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Heat Transfer
EG-255Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Circuit Analysis
EGA266Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Digital Manufacturing

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-R01Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Study Abroad (Engineering)

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-3063Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Control Systems
EG-353Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Research Project
EG-362Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 3
EG-365Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Manufacturing Optimisation
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EGA324Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Mechanical Engineering Practice
EGA334Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Mechanical Engineering Design 3
Optional Modules
Design Pathway 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Design Pathway

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-360Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dynamics 2
OR
Manufacturing Pathway 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Manufacturing Pathway

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-360Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dynamics 2
EGA366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Kinematics and Programming for Robot

Description

As a student on the BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Europe) course, you will receive a high standard of teaching in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The course is engaging and interesting with excellent job prospects for graduates.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements of the BEng Mechanical Engineering course are:

AAB-BBB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Physics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
Design Technology
IT/Computing
Biology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 at IB (preferably including good HL marks in Mathematics).

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require DDD, plus B grade at A level Mathematics. Studying A level Mathematics alongside a BTEC qualification is our strongly recommended entry pathway for those studying BTEC qualifications. Students not studying A level Mathematics, alongside their BTEC qualification, require D*D*D - D*DD with D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’, plus minimum GCSE grades of B in Mathematics and 2 x B grades in Science/Engineering/Manufacturing.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Europe) course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Europe) course as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Accreditation

The BEng Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Year in Europe

As a student on the BEng Mechanical Engineering (year in Europe) course, you will select the university where you will spend your year abroad by submitting two choices to the course coordinator at the College of Engineering.

This information is then forwarded to the International Development Office at Swansea University so that exchange places can be allocated across the University.  There is a combination of Engineering specific and University-wide links available. University-wide links are subject to availability and negotiation as they service the entire institution, in principle.

The year abroad has to be passed in order to progress.  However, it acts as a ratchet score i.e., it is only used if it can improve the student’s overall degree classification.  Our study abroad schemes are not credit bearing in the sense that they do not act as substitutes for study in Swansea; so a standard 3-year BEng becomes a 4-year BEng with a year abroad.

To find out more about links to our partner institutions, visit the Global Opportunities website.

For more information on tuition fees during your Year in Europe, visit www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees.

Students are liable for the following costs:

  • Accommodation
  • Meal plans (depending on institution)
  • Health insurance (depending on destination)
  • Flights
  • Visa/Study permit