BSc (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top Up)

What will I learn?

Our Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering top-up course has specifically been designed to help you achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree in this specialism. You will build on the knowledge and skills you have attained from previous study and expand your learning of mechanical and manufacturing processes with imaginative and interesting lectures.

You can study this top-up course full-time for one year, or part-time for two years, but either option will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and applications of engineering, and the skill base of an Incorporated Engineer.

You will be free to explore and develop skills in a range of engineering disciplines, using your creativity to solve problems, while paying particular attention to codes of practice, safety, the environment, and limitations of particular methods.

During your top-up degree you will learn how to interpret mechanical engineering design and create computer models for simulation and analysis. You will also learn methods of complex stress analysis and how structures react and respond under load. You will work with your fellow engineering students to identify and propose an innovative approach to problem solving. You will analyse the market, assess the needs of the business and then evaluate your approach detailing how you have applied your knowledge. Your final project will allow you to put all your learning into practise as you demonstrate the skills you have learned and put them into practice as you undertake a practical project in association with a local employer.

Core modules

  • Computer-Aided-Engineering & Prototyping
  • Strength of Materials
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Product Innovation and Management
  • Individual Project

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have graduated, you will have a diverse range of technical and transferable skills that will enable you to either, start your career in the engineering world, or improve your prospects of promotion within your current role. Other options may include further study on MA programmes or complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

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  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 16648Y1
    Course name BSc (Hons) Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing) (Top Up)
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Wednesday
    Start date 25/09/18
    Duration 30 week (s)

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