Undergraduate study2017

MEng (Hons)

Innovative Manufacturing Engineering

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This unique MEng Manufacturing Engineering four year course is IMechE and IET accredited and has been established in collaboration with a consortium of sponsoring multinational companies. The aim is to develop industry leading manufacturing and production engineers who are intent on developing a professional career as a Chartered Engineer.

  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year
  • Industry Accreditation

MEng (Hons)

Innovative Manufacturing Engineering

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This unique MEng Manufacturing Engineering four year course is IMechE and IET accredited and has been established in collaboration with a consortium of sponsoring multinational companies. The aim is to develop industry leading manufacturing and production engineers who are intent on developing a professional career as a Chartered Engineer.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Ranked 6th  for Mechanical Engineering (The Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • 3rd in the UK  for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
  • 97% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)
  • Awarded the 2013 Queen’s Anniversary Prize  for High Value Manufacturing

A key feature of the course, is that each student will have the opportunity to be sponsored and have salaried training within the consortium, for the duration of their studies, and will have a dedicated route to employment with the industrial consortium upon graduation.

The consortium members will play an active role in the development and delivery of the course, providing lecture material, projects and company visits, and will be involved at the interviewing and selection stages.

The consortium members who are currently providing the sponsorship are: Bosch, Eaton-Cooper Industries, GSK, Johnson Matthey, Moog, Nestlé.

For further information see ime.lboro.ac.uk

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time (with dedicated industrial secondments) H790
Professional recognition

The MEng course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Assessment

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, tutorials, practical work, seminars and extensive project work. The emphasis is placed on increasing your independence and encouraging you to develop your study skills while taking part in group activities.

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career.

In their final year, MEng students prepare a technical exhibition. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Sponsorships and scholarships

The Innovative Manufacturing Engineering course has its own unique industrial sponsorship arrangements, which provides successful students with bursaries and salaried training for the duration of the degree course. 

Students studying Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree courses, and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service, may be eligible for financial support under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Caterpillar, Coty, IMI, Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines, Moog, Rolls Royce.

STEMLab - new £17m facilities opening 2017

STEMLab is a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools, which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub. 

STEMLab allows us to offer new ways to learn and collaborate, with a ‘drop-in’ engineering workshop, teaching laboratories, workshops, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping facilities, a design studio and informal learning spaces. 

These enhanced facilities will further increase our ability to train and develop skilled graduates that are targeted by major employers from across the world. 

Find out more about our new facility

Course structure

Years 1 and 2
  • Electrical and Electronic Technology
  • Engineering Computing
  • Engineering Product Design
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Industrial placements
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Manufacturing Design
  • Manufacturing Management 
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Manufacturing Processes and Materials 
  • Mathematics
  • Software Engineering
Year 3 and final year MEng (Hons)

Year 3 and the final academic year of the MEng courses are structured around a six month industrial placement, an individual project completed in industry and an engineering core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects.

Years 3 and 4

Compulsory modules:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Group Project Engineering
  • Industry Based Individual Project
  • Industry Based Personal and Professional Development
  • Manufacturing for the Environment
  • Metrology
  • Operations and Distribution Management
  • Project Engineering
  • Sustainable Product Design

Optional subjects

The following optional subjects support the MEng course:

  • Applied Languages
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Design of Machinery (Kinematics and Dynamics)
  • Electronic Product Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Manufacturing Business Systems
  • Operations and Distribution Management
  • Polymer Engineering (Properties and Processing)
  • Process Simulation
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Rapid Tooling and Manufacture
  • Sports Engineering
  • Structural Integrity
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Welding and Joining Technology

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: H790 MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time (with dedicated industrial secondments)

A-Level
AAA including Maths and either Physics, Design & Technology or Engineering
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AA in Maths and Physics, plus Highers at AAA in three other subjects
IB
37 points minimum with 6,6,6 at HL including Maths and either Physics or Design & Technology
Other
D*D*D* overall profile, with Distinctions in; Maths for Eng Techs and Further Maths for Techs., plus Grade A Maths A-level
Additional

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2013 HESA student record).

The Innovative Manufacturing Engineering course extends the industrial training by incorporating placements in the first two years, as well as in Year 3, at two or more companies within the IME sponsoring Industrial Consortium.

International study

All students on the MEng courses have the opportunity to study abroad in the third or final academic year. If suitable for international study then this will lead to the award of a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). A network of engineering departments from around 30 institutions throughout Europe cooperate in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Placement year with Triumph

Robert Manley, an undergraduate student from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, gives an insight into his industrial placement year with Triumph Motorcycles

Department / School Key Information Sets

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time (with dedicated industrial secondments)

UCAS code: H790

Our students

Gurpreet Ghataore

“I chose to study Mechanical Engineering because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into and the course gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.”

Kathryn Fletcher

“I completed my placement at Jaguar Land Rover. It helped me to apply what I learnt at university in an industrial environment and to return with a better understanding of the industry.”

Rob Norman

“Loughborough is a big advocate for placements and working for a company in the real world. I was lucky enough to spend my placement year working in America for the golf company PING.”

Gurpreet Ghataore

“I chose to study Mechanical Engineering because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into and the course gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.”

Kathryn Fletcher

“I completed my placement at Jaguar Land Rover. It helped me to apply what I learnt at university in an industrial environment and to return with a better understanding of the industry.”

Rob Norman

“Loughborough is a big advocate for placements and working for a company in the real world. I was lucky enough to spend my placement year working in America for the golf company PING.”