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BEng (Hons) or MEng
Our Mechanical Engineering BEng course develops you into a skilled incorporated engineer. And prepares you for a career in any area of mechanical engineering. You can also take our MEng to become a chartered engineer.
You’ll develop your specialist knowledge in the core fields of engineering and learn how to apply basic principles to complex problems. You will study;
- engineering science
- applied mathematics
- manufacturing techniques
- graphics and design.
We will develop your design and analytical skills through individual and group work. You’ll gain practical skills by manufacturing a model Stirling Engine in our workshop.
We offer you excellent work placements with companies such as Bentley, BMW and Rolls Royce. Many students have secured permanent roles with their placement company.
Our graduates have found work in;
- automotive and motorsport engineering
- general managerial roles
- commercial roles
- entrepreneurial roles.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will study mathematics, engineering principles, design and management. You will familiarise yourself with engineering systems and manufacture through practical work.
In Year 2 you will develop your analytical skills by studying:
- Stress Analysis and Dynamics
- Mathematics and Modelling
You will work on group design tasks and utilise engineering analysis software. You also have the option to take a one year placement before progressing to the third year of academic study.
In your final year you will study specialised mechanical engineering subjects, such as:
- Advanced CAD/CAM
- Advanced Stress Analysis
- Advanced Dynamics and NVH
- Design of Machines
If you wish to extend your degree you can switch to the four-year MEng course. The first three years of the MEng run parallel with the BEng course. And the final year of the MEng allows you to broaden and deepen your studies.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Year 5 (MEng)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Our students are well prepared for the world of work, as the Mechanical Engineering degree is tailored to the current needs of industry. Our graduates work in all areas of mechanical engineering, such as design, aerospace, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and automotive and motorsport engineering, as well as in more general managerial and commercial roles. Our graduates have secured roles at companies such as Mercedes High Performance Engines, Rolls Royce, Pfizer, SS Analysis, Siemens Magnet Technology and VCT Design.
There are also postgraduate learning opportunities open through the department at MSc or PhD level.
The MEng has been fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under the Engineering Council's guidelines (UK SPEC). It provides complete exemption from the Engineering Council exams parts one and two.
The IMechE has given the BEng course the maximum accreditation level available to a BEng course under the Engineering Council's guidelines (UK SPEC). Upon graduation you will have fully satisfied the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer status and have a well-defined path to Chartered Engineer status with the IMechE and the Engineering Council.
Many students progress onto MSc or PhD programmes upon completion of a BEng or MEng degree. There are a range of MSc programmes offered by the department enabling BEng graduates to specialise in a specific engineering field or for MEng graduates there are PhD opportunities.
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.
Information from Discover Uni
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