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    Mechanical Engineering

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    Course overview

    Mechanical Engineers apply core principles and advanced simulation tools to take ideas and concepts through to economical, sustainable and fit for purpose solutions. These challenges may be to improve healthcare, create inclusive and sustainable products or even develop the next generation of transportation. 

    Our Mechanical Engineering students analyse a wide range of problems using fundamental engineering principles to develop systems that are not only theoretically proven but practically applied and tested. You will learn in dedicated engineering facilities which are at the heart of our small rural campus, which offers many opportunities to apply your engineering skills to areas such as food production. agriculture and business. Assessment typically includes industry projects, use of simulation tools, creating and exhibiting new products, investigative portfolios and technical interview. 

    From day one you will develop your problem-solving skills and produce practical solutions to real and difficult problems as an individual and as part of a team. You will be encouraged to enter external challenges to open your eyes to how others work together and develop your understanding of global issues. Supported by an integrated placement year in industry, you will be primed for your future career using personal, technical and professional skills employers have identified with us as critical to your graduate employability in roles such as production specialist, advanced research engineer, environmental engineer, structural analyst. 

    Graduates from the BEng (Hons) Programme will be highly capable of reliably managing and delivering solutions to complex engineering problems. MEng graduates, in addition to having developed a greater range and depth of knowledge at the forefront of the industry, will also have demonstrated the ability to identify improvement opportunities and to lead on the creation and dissemination of innovative solutions to complex problems.

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    Course key info

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    UCAS code H300

    Institution code: H12


    4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience.


    Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)

    Accredited by

    Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

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    Entry requirements for 2024

    Our typical offer

    96 - 120 UCAS points for A level students. See below for details of entry requirements for other accepted qualifications.

    Full requirements

    Use the drop-down tool to select the qualifications you have or are working towards to see what grades would be required for access to this programme. If you can’t see your qualification or would like any assistance with entry requirements, please contact the Admissions team:

    Course modules

    Module Table
    Year 1
    Year 2
    Year 3
    Year 4

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    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 000

    Work Placement

    Our students spend their year-long placement working as professional engineers with an industrial firm such as BAE Systems, JCB, Niftylift or Cummins Engines. You will be helped to find the right role by an engineering placement manager based at Harper Adams.


    Accredited by: Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

    Accredited by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

    Fees and costs

    The latest fees for this course can be found in our fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course in this area.


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