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Mechanical Engineering (Top-up)

Mechanical Engineering (Top-up)
BEng Tech (Hons)

 
  • UK students: apply now to start in September or January. Apply now
  • International students: due to high volumes, applications received after 1 October 2021 cannot be considered for January 2022 entry. Applicants from countries on the UK Government differential evidence list may continue to apply for January 2022 until 30 November 2021. All students are welcome to apply for September 2022 entry using the apply links below.
 

Course overview

This mechanical engineering top-up degree is ideal if you are currently qualified to QCF Level 5 Higher in the general area of mechanical engineering, and want to further your educational development to degree level and possibly beyond to master’s degree level. Eligible qualifications include Higher National Diplomas and foundation degrees.

The programme deepens your knowledge of subject areas previously studied as part of your HND, foundation degree or equivalent to help improve your career prospects. You gain a rounded knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering, and the skills to analyse complex mechanical engineering problems. The programme embraces a broad spectrum of engineering topics and in addition includes transferable and team-working skill sets that employers view as important.

 

Course details

Course structure

Core modules

Computer Aided Engineering

The aim of this module is to equip the students with theoretical and practical knowledge on performing Geometric Design and Finite Element Analysis using industrial based software. Emphasis is given on understanding underlying hypothesis and limitations of practical solution methods. Students will develop skills on geometric design techniques, which covers 2D sketches to 3D model. In addition, some techniques on manipulating geometric design will be included. In term of Finite Element Methods, types of elements and meshing techniques will be covered. Types of boundary conditions such as loads and constraints are explained including how to apply them. In short, students are expected to develop the competencies on creating, analysis and evaluating CAD design model.

The majority of the learning will take place in computer based tutorials. Lecture time will be used to provide background information, theoretical concepts and to discuss the application of the concepts being used in the software.

Group Design

This module provides you with the opportunity to work in a team to solve a complex multi-disciplinary engineering design and implementation problem related to your chosen BEng Tech pathway. It gives you an understanding of your knowledge and limitations, and the importance of bringing in and working with people with a different knowledge base and skill set. Working in a team enables problems to be successfully resolved which would not have been possible within a single individual. This module develops a consolidated set of employability skills in project management, presentation of work, research and commercial awareness to support complex problem solving in a technical context and enhance the awareness of professional issues such as health, safety, environment and ethics in the workplace.

A problem-based learning approach is adopted and, where appropriate, supporting lectures and seminars are delivered to include technical knowledge or skills development.

Mechanics of Materials 2

This module will develop the advanced theory and the principles of mechanics of materials and apply them to the analysis of realistic engineering problems. Specific areas of study include: stress concentrations, inelastic deformation and residual stress under axial loading, torsion, and bending as well as transverse shear. Further studies will include introduction to failure theory, design of beams and shafts, deflection of beams and shafts, design of column; thick-walled cylinder and interference fits.

Lectures will introduce each major topic on the module emphasising both the conceptual and theoretical development as well as their applications to realistic engineering problems. Worked examples will be used in the study. Seminars will be utilised primarily for students to practice and to provide feedback.

Laboratory session will be used to investigate the behaviour of components and develop a deeper understanding of the theory and principles.

Product Quality and Reliability (BEng Tech)

This module equips you with appropriate industrial concepts of quality systems and reliability methods relevant to industrial applications. You consider statistical methods relating to quality control and reliability problems, together with product quality and the use of quality tools.

Project (BEng Tech)

This module advances the development of your independent learning skills by allowing you to investigate an area of engineering for an extended period. You are given training in writing technical reports for knowledgeable readers and you produce a report or dissertation of the work covered. You also give an oral presentation, a poster presentation or both. The topic can be in the form of a research project or a design project. You develop key skills in research, knowledge application and creation through keynote lectures where appropriate and self-managed independent study. You are supported through regular tutorial sessions and project supervision meetings.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

The programme comprises 120 credits accumulated from classroom-based modules, laboratory-based modules, a Group Design Project and an Individual Engineering Project.

You learn through lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, projects and examinations. Self-directed learning time is used to review lecture notes, prepare course work assignments, work on projects and revise for examinations.

The Group Design module involves a one-week block delivery period (Monday – Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm). This is an intensive problem-solving session designed to enhance team-working and provide you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems.

How you are assessed

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including examination and in-course assessment with some utilising other approaches such as group-work or verbal/poster presentations.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Edexcel/BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND) or equivalent in a closely related discipline.

International students must also provide evidence of English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component. International students should also read the information on our international pages.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

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You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Career opportunities

Graduate mechanical engineers can seek employment in almost every sector of industry, including: automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, marine, medical, rail, power, processing, chemical, oil and gas, and food production.

On successful completion of this degree with at least 2.2 honours, you are eligible to apply for a place on a postgraduate master's programme at Teesside University, further enhancing your job and career prospects.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

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Full-time

Entry to 2021/22 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: H303 Tech/ME
  • Start date: September or January
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: Successful completion of a Higher National Diploma, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. Conditions on units studied may apply.

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Part-time

2021/22 entry

Fee for UK applicants
£4,500 (120 credits)

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