BEng Mechanical Engineering (Year in Industry)

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Course Overview

BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

As a Mechanical Engineering Student at Swansea University you will combine creativity, knowledge and analytical tools to complete the difficult task of transforming an idea into reality.

Modules build on established mechanical principles for application within a wide range of sectors that include but are not limited to: automotive, motorsport, medical, aerospace, robotics, automation, additive manufacture and sustainable energy.

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

  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Top 100 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings)
  • 94% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE)
  • Year in Industry + Year Abroad schemes available
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students
  • Professionally accredited
  • Taught in world-class beachside facilities on the £450million Bay Campus
  • Top University in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Undergraduate / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-108Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Sustainability
EG-114Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1B (Mech & EEE)
EG-116Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2B (Mech & EEE)
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

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-233Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
EG-243Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Control 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 Semester 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 Undergraduate Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-E01Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Undergraduate / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

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

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering programme are:

  • To provide students with a solid background in design, manufacturing, dynamics, material science, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics for application within an industrial context.
  • To build engineering skills of critical importance when working in industry, including the ability to break a complex engineering problem into its component parts and prepare technical reports.
  • Harvest critical awareness and the ability to critique different design solutions including aspects such as environmental constraints, economy or health and safety.
  • To develop computer modelling and interpret computational analysis through exposure to industrial facing project work.
  • To build team working skills to reflect the working environment of multi-disciplinary engineering teams. 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements of the BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) 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 to including 5 at HL or 6 at SL Mathematics and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language.

Students studying for BTEC qualifications in relevant subjects require D*D*D* - D*D*D, to include B at A Level Mathematics. If they are not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

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 Industry) course as an UK or EU student.

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

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £17,950

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 partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council 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). Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. 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 Industry

The year in industry can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. The advantages of the placement year are extensive. 

For example, not only will you gain valuable industrial experience, you will also be paid a salary for that year. Currently, the average annual salary is over £15,000.

Support and guidance is provided to help you secure a placement. There are CV writing workshops, presentations from students and companies. Plus advice on job hunting and application tips.

Find out more on our Year in Industry website: