The University of Wolverhampton

BEng (Hons)Mechanical Engineering


The aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a thorough engineering education combined with specialist Mechanical Engineering knowledge recognised in the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to perform professionally and ethically in the globally distributed world of engineering.

The course will:

· enable students to acquire an appreciation of the key elements of the Mechanical and Materials technologies

· introduce the core concepts of Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics and the behaviour of fluids

· give students confidence to undertake experimental work and critically analyse the data obtained

· offer the opportunity to examine sustainability and environmental issues and policies

· ensure students are literate in software enabled 3D mechanical design and Finite Element Analysis

· provide opportunities for students to apply for an industrial placement and utilise their University-based learning

· facilitate the development of management skills

· develop individuality through a year long project

· develop an entrepreneurial approach and appreciate how to convert an idea into a commercial venture

· enable students to acquire specialist Mechanical Engineering knowledge.

Entry requirements

2015 Entry

  • A minimum of 200 points from at least two A Levels including Maths and either a technology or science-based subject, or equivalent qualification(s)
  • BTEC National Diploma in Engineering
  • Successful completion of the Techology Foundation Year
  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English, Maths and a technology or science-based subject at grade C or above (or equivalent)

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Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Fees and finance

2015/6 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 - *
Part time - *

2015/6 Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. As a guide please find below fees for last year.

2014/5 Home/EU International
Full time £8,900 £10,700
Part time £2,645

2015/6 Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. As a guide please find below fees for last year.

2013/4 Home/EU International
Full time £8,650 £10,420
Part time # £2,575

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2014/5. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study


Mechanical Engineers may choose industrially based careers in research and development, design, or product development. The combination of engineering skills, design capability and management provides graduates of this course with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical environments across the world. Typical examples include the co-ordination of activities related to product and process design of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, and the management of projects in a wide range of technical environments.

The course enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of responsibility within a relatively short time.

Graduates may also study for a research degree, MPhil/PhD, with the Department.

The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.


This course is accredited by the institute of Mechanical engineers. The course is accredited by the institution of Engineering and technology for intakes up to 2013/14 and it is currently being sought for the 2014/15 intake. Students entering directly into final year of the course should enquire as to the accreditation status.

Course content

All of our degrees have a common first year, allowing you to experience a range of subjects before deciding on the course you wish to follow. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work; and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design.

In the second year, you will extend your knowledge of the engineering technologies and management, create design specifications, and become proficient in the use of a 3D CAD package. You will also learn the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer.

Following the second academic year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement year in industry, thereby improving your employment prospects and forming part of your record of professional development as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

In your final year, you will complete an individual project, further develop your integrative approach to designing electro-mechanical systems, develop global management skills, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.


Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

· design and synthesise mechanical engineering products including electro-mechanical systems, systems, and processes, and demonstrate an innovative approach to design realisation

· evaluate a range of solutions to engineering problems, drawn from a broad-based knowledge of engineering and technology specialities

· select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis and synthesis of mechanical engineering systems

· contribute to teamwork effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues

· select and apply appropriate software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis applications and critically evaluate the results

· relate theory and practice, thereby facilitating the efficient realisation of viable mechanical engineering products and processes

Why Wolverhampton?

The Department of Engineering specialises in the integration of the mechanical engineering and electrical/electronic engineering disciplines. The BEng Mechanical Engineering course reflects this emphasis and, in addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the mechanical engineering subject, you will also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies.

You will use industry-standard software. You will gain practical experience of equipment often supplied to the School ahead of industry, including two Direct Metal Laser Sintering machines, allowing complex mechanical components to be built from microscopic layers of metal powder. With one of very few machines in the UK capable of manufacturing titanium parts you will see how this advanced technology is used by the aerospace, motorsport, and other premium engineering sectors.

The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course is one of a small number of accredited courses that you can undertake as either a full-time or part-time (day-release) student, thus providing all graduates with equal recognition.

You will be taught by lecturers who have a wealth of industrial experience in an environment focused on working with, and supporting engineering and technology companies.


“I have worked in the Aerospace industry as a Structural Designer for the last 20 years. As an apprentice I attained an HNC in Metals Technology.

When I decided to move back into Higher Education it was not without some trepidation. I found the lecturers to be extremely helpful and their technical knowledge was extremely sound.

My interaction with the lecturers outside of the classroom has been very positive and has helped me to maintain my motivation.

I feel that every single module I have studied has enhanced my level of knowledge as an Engineer and will enhance my employability in the future.

The facilities provided by the University are fantastic and I have never found them lacking.

I feel very proud and privileged to be a student at the University of Wolverhampton and I would encourage anyone who is interested in Engineering to give serious consideration to the University of Wolverhampton.”

Marcus Hayward

Marcus is a current student on the Mechanical Engineering course, and has previously worked for: Airbus; Airbus (North America); BAE Systems; British Aerospace; Boeing Aerospace Corporation; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation; Rolls-Royce Deutschland; and Rolls-Royce PLC.

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