Undergraduate study2017

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines and will offer you a wide choice of options in industry.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year
  • Industry Accreditation

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines and will offer you a wide choice of options in industry.

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 modern mechanical engineering degree is a blend of traditional disciplines such as stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, with contemporary subjects such as mechatronics, laser materials processing, healthcare engineering and the range of techniques known collectively as computer aided engineering (CAE).

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich H302
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time H303
BEng (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich H301
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time H300
MEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines and will offer you a wide choice of options in industry. The IMechE accredited MEng degree courses are aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop highflying careers within different industrial sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with Mechanical Engineering.

On completion of these courses, students should have acquired a substantial technical depth in core engineering science and engineering design skills, have a good breadth in related disciplines and have developed highly effective communication and leadership skills.

The MEng courses are the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. This course of four academic years allows high calibre students to develop their understanding of the role of Mechanical Engineering in the industrial context, over and beyond that of the BEng courses.

The first two years are common to the BEng structure and provide you with engineering science core skills, combined with engineering design and computational modules. The application of engineering science and the solution of industrial problems is a strong theme throughout the courses. This is practised within the 2nd year Industrial Based Design Project.

In the third and fourth academic years, the MEng courses provide enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in practical business management, design and microprocessor control systems, and are offered the chance to study a European language.

During the fourth academic year, MEng students from different degree courses are brought together in multi-disciplinary teams for a range of year-long projects, to solve challenging industrially based problems at a number of different host companies.

BEng (Hons)

Our IMechE accredited BEng Mechanical Engineering degree courses provide a balanced, theoretical and practical introduction to fundamental engineering principles and their application to real industrial projects.

The courses provide an excellent platform for graduates wishing to register with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer or to progress to Chartered Engineer status, while the transferable skills which graduates develop should also suit them to employment and career routes in a wide variety of professions.

If you choose to follow a MEng or BEng sandwich course you will complete a full year of assessed IMechE accredited industrial training between years 2 and 3 of your academic studies, leading to the additional award of Loughborough’s well respected Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS).

On graduation you will be awarded the qualification of MEng (Hons) DIS for the five year course, or BEng (Hons) DIS for the four year course.

Professional recognition

The BEng and MEng courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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.

International study

All students on the MEng courses have the opportunity to study abroad in their 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).

Sponsorships and scholarships

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Competitive scholarships are also awarded. These may be based on intake qualifications and/or progress through the first year of any of the degree courses.

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: BAE Systems, BMW,Barclays, British Sugar, Caterpillar, Cummins, GSK, Nestle, McLaren Automotive, Pirelli, Renishaw, Royal Navy, Rolls-Royce, Triumph and Unilever.

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
  • Application of Engineering
  • Design Control Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Computation
  • Engineering Dynamics 
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Management
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
  • Industry Based Project
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes 
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Thermodynamics
Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Years 3/4 and 4/5

Compulsory modules:

  • Computer Control and Instrumentation
  • Engineering Design Management 
  • Group Design Project
  • Individual Project
  • Mechatronics
  • New Product Design
  • Project Engineering
  • Project Leadership

Optional subjects

The following example optional subjects support the MEng and BEng courses:

  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Contact Mechanics: Tribology
  • Design for Assembly
  • Design of Machinery
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Languages
  • Laser Materials Processing
  • Laser Optical Measurements
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Processing
  • Metrology
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Robotics and Control
  • Sports Engineering
  • Stress Analysis
  • Structural Integrity
  • Turbomachinery
  • Vibration, Noise and Rotordynamics

Entry requirements

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

UCAS code: H302 MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
A*AA including Maths and Physics at A2, Grade A* to be in Maths or Physics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AA in Maths and Physics, plus Highers at AAA in three other subjects
IB
38 points minimum with 7,6,6 at HL including Maths and Physics
Other
Not accepted for the MEng, offers made for the BEng only
Additional

UCAS code: H303 MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

A-Level
A*AA including Maths and Physics at A2, Grade A* to be in Maths or Physics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AA in Maths and Physics, plus Highers at AAA in three other subjects
IB
38 points minimum with 7,6,6 at HL including Maths and Physics
Other
Not accepted for the MEng, offers made for the BEng only
Additional

UCAS code: H301 BEng (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB including Maths and Physics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
BB in Maths and Physics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
35 points minimum with 6,6,5 at HL including Maths and Physics
Other
D*DD overall profile, with Distinctions in; Maths for Eng Techs and Further Maths for Techs., plus Grade A Maths A-level
Additional

UCAS code: H300 BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB including Maths and Physics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
BB in Maths and Physics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
35 points minimum with 6,6,5 at HL including Maths and Physics
Other
D*DD 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).

All of our courses can be taken with a salaried industrial placement in Year 3 and over 120 students take this option every year. For the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) you need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks work in a company.

We are notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, and we provide support and help for you to gain a suitable placement.

Students work in a variety of organisations including automotive, aerospace, electronics, consumer goods, computer software and food processing industries.

Recent placement students have worked for virtually every major engineering company in the UK including; Toyota, Triumph, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, BP, Tata Steel, DERA, Vauxhall, The Boots Co. plc, Eurotherm Drives Ltd, 3M Healthcare, Schlumberger and TRW Lucas Aerospace.

If you choose to follow a MEng or BEng sandwich course you will complete a full year of assessed IMechE accredited industrial training between years 2 and 3 of your academic studies, leading to the additional award of Loughborough’s well respected Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS).

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) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H302

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

UCAS code: H303

BEng (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H301

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: H300

Our students

Gurpreet G

“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 F

“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 N

“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 G

“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 F

“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 N

“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.”