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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering*

Key information

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Level of study

Undergraduate

UCAS code

H300
Institution code: H12

Duration

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.

Start date

September 2023

Location

Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)*

The course

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. 

New programme for 2023

This is one of a series of Harper Adams undergraduate courses undergoing a curriculum refresh to ensure they provide the best content and experience for students and deliver excellent graduates into industry.

Definitive course information will be shared as soon as it is available. The route is currently subject to validation and subject to accreditation. Use the register interest button to sign up and receive full course information as soon as it is available. 

Harper Adams University 2022 engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, on behalf of the Engineering Council. The new programmes for 2023 will be subject to re-accreditation (see below).

Duration

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. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.

Entry requirements for 2023

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, telephone the admissions team on 01952 815000, email admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk or complete a form to enable them to contact you.

Course fees

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

What will I study?

Optional modules are indicative and may be subject to change.

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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.

Accreditation

Accredited by: This course is subject to re-accreditation

An accredited degree course is one which has been approved by a professional body, is a marker of quality and provides a graduate with professional accreditation or supports a graduate in becoming professionally accredited which is recognised by employers. Once a university degree course is validated or re-validated, the University undertakes a process to review and check accreditation or re-accreditation of university programmes to ensure alignment with delivery, relevance and associated academic standards. Accreditation or re-accreditation cannot be guaranteed, if accreditation is approved as planned or if there are substantive changes or a delay, the university will communicate with applicants. The course will still run without accreditation, if an applicant does not wish to continue with the course with no accreditation, assistance will be provided to change course or to find a suitable alternative.

Course life

Contacts

For course related enquiries please contact:

Admissions
Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 000
Email: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk

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