Electro-Mechanical Engineering BEng
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There are some challenges only an engineer can solve. And then there are some challenges that demand an engineer with a very specialist set of skills. Like expertise in electric power systems. An understanding of digital control technology. Knowledge of sensors and data.
Study Electro-Mechanical Engineering at Oxford Brookes and you’ll develop practical engineering skills and an advanced knowledge of electronic systems that will open up many career opportunities. You don’t need any previous knowledge, we’ll help you become an expert as you progress through the course.
Aircraft, drones, robots, medical equipment, even toys depend on electronic systems to function. Few people understand how those systems work – even fewer understand how they interact with the mechanics of the product. We’ve designed this course to give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to solve real industry problems and start a career working on exciting projects at the cutting-edge of technology.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Study in an engineering hotspot
Oxford has many high-tech companies, from medical device manufacturers to autonomous vehicle testers. Take advantage of our links to gain work experience or network.
Learn by doing
You’ll get practical experience using our workshop and lab equipment, designing systems and solutions throughout the course.
Brand new facilities
All Engineering and Motorsport courses are moving from the Wheatley Campus to brand new, custom designed buildings at our main Headington site. These buildings are expected to open in September 2024, but as with any large-scale building project those timescales could change. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including a VR cave and material science labs, composite lab, autodynamics workshop and wind tunnel, as well as social learning spaces, teaching rooms and cafe space.
Help when you need it
Our teaching staff have drop-in sessions for anyone who needs support. And our academic advisers will help you with your studies too.
A year in industry gives you valuable experience of the technical skills you’ve practised in the labs. And it looks great on your CV too.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
The opportunity to study abroad is not compulsory. It is the student’s responsibility to organise this if they wish, however it may not be possible to offer credit as part of the course.
The course shares some modules with our other engineering degrees, but includes specialist modules where you’ll learn about electro-mechanical systems. This means you’ll gain expertise in areas like stress analysis while developing a specialism in electronic and control systems. During Year 1, you’ll familiarise yourself with our labs and build up your knowledge in vital areas like engineering simulation and modelling.
By Year 2, you’ll start to design your own systems and learn about more advanced analytics tools and techniques. You’ll also develop computer simulations of electro-mechanical systems.
After Year 2, we recommend you take a placement year. This means you’ll gain practical experience in an industry related to your degree – it will look good on your CV and help you understand how your university work applies in a working environment.
For your final year, you’ll continue advancing your knowledge in specialist areas. And you’ll also complete your own engineering project where you can explore an area you’re interested in.
Learning and teaching
You will learn through a variety of methods, depending on what you study.
Our teaching methods include:
- set reading
- laboratory sessions
- group work
- independent study
- internet-based research
- reviews of scientific papers
- class discussions
- interactive feedback
- peer assessments
- student presentations
- one-to-one dissertation meetings.
In Year 1 we assess your practical work through coursework write-ups:
- for modules like Maths and Modelling, you will submit your mathematical modules
- for Design, we assess your simulations and design reports.
If you partake in one of our Engineering School’s design challenges, such as Formula Student, we will assess your input into the working car.
Many of today’s mechanical devices include electronics. Engineers with knowledge of those systems are in high demand.
You could look for careers in:
- programming for electro-mechanical systems
- robotics design and manufacture
- research and development
- autonomous control
- technical sales
- flexible manufacturing
- production engineering
- systems engineering.
You’ll also have a very good understanding of traditional engineering systems. Your skills will be useful in a wide range of industries, from aerospace to manufacturing.
With your optional placement year, you can gain valuable experience of the working world. And throughout the course, we’ll introduce you to different companies and industry experts who can inspire your career choices and guide you towards a dream job.
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Personal protective equipment for engineering labs.||£25-40|
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Travel and associated costs if relevant when undertaking work placements.||£30-700 per year|
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.