Mechanical EngineeringSch. of the Built Environment and Engineering - U. of Bolton
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- Bachelor's degree
Frequent Asked Questions
240 UCAS points including an AS-level pass (or equivalent) in one mathematical or physical science subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects.
About the course
The Engineering Department has a strong tradition in the field of engineering education and engineering courses have been delivered successfully at Bolton for 40 years. In the 2007 National Student Survey, Mechanical / Automobile Engineering came third in the UK for student satisfaction.
All of our academic staff are highly qualified in their own fields and many of them are chartered engineers with substantial experience in the engineering sector.
The department offers a friendly yet challenging environment where the emphasis is on both the theories and principles of mechanical engineering and their application in a work context. During your studies you will have the opportunity to work on real engineering projects and participate in student competitions.
What you will learn
You will learn the key theories and principles of mechanical engineering and their application in real engineering contexts. You will acquire the relevant knowledge required by a modern mechanical engineer which will enable you to undertake the challenging roles of this sector.
You will develop an understanding of all aspects of engineering projects for example, costings, the science and maths of these projects, functional design materials and project management.
You will also develop the necessary business skills for a career in this field for example IT, time management, presentation, oral and written communications.
- You will have access to modern, dedicated engineering laboratories and the university’s state-of-the-art Design Studio.
- The Design Studio is equipped with industry standard engineering design and analysis software including Pro/ENGINEER® and Mechanica®. It brings together a broad range of design disciplines including designers, engineers, technologists and students in a pioneering new concept in design development and knowledge transfer between industry and academia.
- The department is friendly with small class sizes.
- Teaching staff are highly qualified in their fields with substantial experience in the engineering sector. Many are engaged in research relevant to their discipline, for example in composite materials and artificial intelligence, and have established an excellent reputation for their work both nationally and internationally.
Careers and professional development
The MEng/BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering is well recognised in the UK and many parts of the world. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge for a broad range of roles in the mechanical engineering industry worldwide including design, testing, development and management as well as related roles such as sales and marketing.
You may also choose to continue your formal education in the form of a research degree.
Many of our successful graduates have found employment in a wide range of engineering industries in both the UK and overseas. A number of graduates have continued with their studies or progressed into the education sector.
The BEng (Hons) course meets the academic requirements leading to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.
The mechanical engineering programmes at the University of Bolton will equip you with the skills and knowledge for a career in the mechanical engineering profession, a profession that is essential in so many areas of the modern world including manufacturing, construction, energy, aerospace and automobile manufacture.
You will study both the theory and practice of mechanical engineering and throughout the course you will carry out case studies, practical and laboratory work and problem-solving projects.
You will also develop the presentation and managerial skills which you will use to manage engineering projects and support your future career development in the industry.
Mode of attendance: Full-time