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MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites

Course Description

Key features

Open the door to a successful future. Our graduates have gone on to work for Ferrari, Honda, British Cycling, Rolls-Royce, Williams Grand Prix Engineering, Activa, Babcock Marine, Princess Yachts and more.

Primed for your career: 93 per cent of our students are in a professional or managerial job six months after graduation. (Source: unistats)
Benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement.

Distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) for Chartered Engineer status. You can apply to either of these institutions for membership as a Chartered Engineer.

Develop a strong foundation in mechanical engineering principles and materials science.

Choose from specialist modules in composites engineering, design and manufacture.

Experience modern laboratory facilities for practical work which is a core part of the degree.

Benefit from working on industrially relevant problems within composite materials and design of composite structures.

Course details

In Year 1, you’ll acquire a sound foundation in design, mechanics, materials, electrical principles, thermo-fluids, mathematics and business, learning by active involvement in real engineering problems. You‘ll undertake a popular hands-on module in manufacturing methods. Modules are shared with the MEng and BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and the MEng and BEng (Hons) Marine Technology.

In Year 2, you’ll build your knowledge of composite materials in preparation for specialist modules in the final year. The central role of design integrates with other modules like structures and materials. You'll also study modules on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, business dynamics, mathematics and control and quality management.

In Year 3, you're strongly encouraged to do a year’s work placement to gain valuable paid professional experience. We will support you to find a placement that is right for you. Our students have worked for a variety of companies from BMW Mini, Bentley, Babcock Marine to NASA. A successful placement could lead to sponsorship in your final year, an industrially relevant final year project, and opportunities for future employment.

In Year 4, you’ll specialise in composites design, engineering and manufacture. You’ll undertake an group design project. Additional modules of study include statistics and quality management. You'll also develop your knowledge and skills through an in-depth project on a topic of your choice.

In your final year, you'll extend your existing skills in engineering design, analysis and control theory. Broaden your knowledge by studying subjects such as entrepreneurship, advanced information technology, robotics and marine renewable energy. You’ll also work in a design team with students from other engineering disciplines working on projects such as design, materials and environmental issues related to bioenergy production, gas/nuclear power stations, energy from the sea and eco villages.

Visit the MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A level: 340 points, including grade C in mathematics and grade C in a relevant science/technology subject (biology, chemistry, computing, DT, physics, science) excluding general studies. Double awards require additional mathematics. International Baccalaureate 32 points overall to include 5 at higher level mathematics and 4 at higher level science/technology subject. GCSE: mathematics and English language grade C. Other qualifications also considered - please enquire.

Course Fees

UK/EU: £9000, International: £12,250, Islands: £9000

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