Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich H302 A*AA 1 October 2018
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time H303 A*AA 1 October 2018
BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich H301 AAB 1 October 2018
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time H300 AAB 1 October 2018

WINNER

2013 Queen's Anniversary Prize

for high value manufacturing

98%

employed graduates in professional or managerial roles

DLHE 2015

7th

for Mechanical Engineering

£28,000

average starting salary

Mechanical Engineering course overview

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

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).

Professional recognition

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

MEng Mechanical Engineering

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 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 Mechanical Engineering

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.

Facilities

STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

STEMLab will include a suite of laboratories for practical work in Bioengineering, allowing students crucial opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern environment.

Coming soon! Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, 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.

Modules


Years 1 and 2

  • Control Engineering
  • Electronics Systems
  • Engineering Computation
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Industry Based Project
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Years 3/4 and 4/5

Compulsory modules

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

Optional subjects

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

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

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


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.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

H302 Mechanical Engineering - MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS

A-Level
A*AA including Mathematics and Physics. Grade A* to be in Mathematics or Physics
IB
38 (7,6,6 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in all units to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A*
Relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, or Mechanical

H303 Mechanical Engineering - MEng (Hons)

A-Level
A*AA including Mathematics and Physics. Grade A* to be in Mathematics or Physics
IB
38 (7,6,6 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in all units to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A*
Relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, or Mechanical

H301 Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB including Mathematics and Physics
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A
Relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, or Mechanical

H300 Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

A-Level
AAB including Mathematics and Physics
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including Mathematics and Physics at HL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A
Relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, or Mechanical

Selection

For the first year of entry to this course you will be assessed by interview.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £19,900

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

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.

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.

Industrial training and placements

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 160 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).

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).

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Department

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Department / School Key Information Sets

MEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H302

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

UCAS code: H303

BEng (Hons) DIS/DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H301

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: H300