Fact file - 2014 entry
Type and duration:3 year UG
Qualification name:Design Engineering
A level offer: AAA - AAB
Required subjects: three A levels including maths and preferably physics, excluding general studies
IB score: 36-34 (6 in maths at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level; plus preferably physics at Higher or Standard Level)
Available part time: no
Course places: 25
Campus: University Park Campus
This course combines engineering science and design with the creative, manufacturing and management skills needed to produce innovative solutions to open-ended problems. Real-world engineering, the importance of communication and team-working skills, the need to display entrepreneurship and initiative, and the relevance of appropriate management and business principles are all emphasised.
Years one and two
The first two years provide a good grounding in the broad fundamentals of engineering science and engineering design. The science subjects studied include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and electro-mechanical systems. In design, the emphasis is on project work and in both the first and second years, you will undertake a design, make and test project, which you will manufacture in the School's student workshop. At the end of the second year, you can opt to switch to the four-year MEng degree provided that you have obtained at least 55 per cent in the end-of-year assessment. Alternatively, you can choose to remain on the three-year BEng degree.
A major individual project makes up a quarter of your studies. In addition to a design element, this may involve computational and/or experimental investigations often related to research activities within the School. You will also study a mix of compulsory and optional modules, the latter allowing you to tailor the course to your interests.
See also the Engineering and Science Foundation Year Programme.
A levels: AAA-AAB, including maths and preferably physics, excluding general studies
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking)
For details please see alternative qualifications page
Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course
Notes for applicants
Scholarships - for details of scholarships please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/funding
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff. They’re also shaped by new developments in industry and as a consequence, may change from year to year. The following list is therefore subject to change but should give you a flavour of the modules on offer.
Typical year-one modules
Mechanics of Solids
Design and Manufacture 1
Introduction to Materials and Materials Forming
Electromechanical Systems 1
Typical year-two modules
Materials in Design
Design for Manufacture 2
Electromechanical Systems 2
Ergonomics in Design
Typical year-three modules
Group Design Project
Management Studies 2
Computer Aided Engineering
BEng Individual Project
Typical optional modules
Engineering Mathematics 1
Calculus and its Applications
Applied Algebra for Engineers
Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers
Finite Element Analysis
Processing of Engineering Alloys
High Performance Ceramics and Glasses
Health, Safety and Risk
Stress Analysis Techniques
Control and Instrumentation
You will have gained an accredited engineering degree and a combination of skills in engineering design, business, manufacture and materials, enabling you to work in industry, developing innovative solutions to design problems. You will have developed valuable transferable skills in communication, problem solving, project and teamwork, and you will be highly numerate.
This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Designers under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Average starting salary
The average starting salary for 2010/11 full-time graduates of the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering was £25,659.*
*Average starting salary from known destinations of first-degree leavers who studied full-time, 2010/11.
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