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Course Length:

4 - 6 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 96 - 112

A levels: BBC - CCC (including Mathematics)

BTEC: DMM - MMM (including Engineering, Maths or Science)

GCSEs: Mathematics at grade C or better

International Baccalaureate: 28 points (including Higher Mathematics and a science)

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Not sure you can reach these entry requirements? Take a look at our integrated foundation year.


Course content

Each academic year of the BEng. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree centres on a two-semester long design-build challenge.

The knowledge and techniques that you will apply in your design-build challenges are gained in workshops/seminars and practical/lab based modules that are specific to Mechanical Engineering. Design-build-test challenges start with a design brief, to which you must apply the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) engineering cycle.

In your first year of study, you will take part in a team CDIO challenge with other students from the Mechanical Engineering cohort. The second year CDIO challenge is an interdisciplinary team challenge, where you will tackle your design brief with students from other engineering cohorts. In the final year, you will work on an individual project and present your work technically to other engineers and to a non-technical audience.

The course contains many specialist modules required to provide you with the breadth knowledge and skills needed for a career in engineering and science:  In your first year, you will study engineering mathematics along with modules on mechanics, materials and thermodynamics, which form the foundation of mechanical engineering.  You will also study circuit theory, electromagnetism and computer programming.

The second year of study introduces topics that are more advanced, which include manufacturing techniques & materials, control and electromechanical systems as well as the mathematical tools needed. The final year teaches the engineering management, finance, law and ethics expected of a professional engineer and has module options, allowing you to specialise your field of study.


Our facilities

Mechanical Engineering is taught in our state of the art Engineering & Digital Technology Park on the Bognor Regis Campus.

The Engineering & Digital Technology Park is the UK’s first purpose built facility for delivering engineering through the problem-based learning, CDIO approach.

With cutting edge teaching labs containing brand new equipment and apparatus, you will enjoy world class facilities for engineering education including:

  • A large, double height space for delivering our unique, exciting and rewarding design and build experiences
  • Practical project-orientated engineering workshop and teaching facilities
  • Dedicated electronics and mechanics laboratories
  • Fabrication laboratory
  • Specialist 3D printers
  • Facilities to teach Computer Aided Design
  • 300 square-metre television production studio, with auxiliary 100 square-metre special effects room
  • 400 square-metre media operation centre
  • Media editing and finishing suites
  • Hands-on educations spaces for partnerships with schools and colleges
  • Co-working spaces and IT suites

The Engineering & Digital Technology Park is based on our Bognor Regis Campus, located just 600 metres from the beach and next door to the leafy and tranquil Hotham Park.

Where this can take you

Engineering graduates are prized by a wide range of companies and employers.

As a numerate and scientifically trained thinker, you’ll have skills that are immediately transferable to a diverse range of sectors.

Our inclusion of specific business and enterprise units will provide you with a rounder set of skills than your engineering science knowledge alone, providing you with the know-how to set up your own business, if you so wish, and enabling you to stand-out in the competitive jobs market.  

With an engineering degree you’ll have a huge choice of routes for employment, whether or not you choose to following a career in engineering after you graduate. 


Work placements

You can apply for a year long industrial placement in your second year of study. 

The placement typically begins after the placement, you will return to complete your degree (effectively extending your study by one year). 

The placement will be a paid position, with pay at or above the National Minimum Wage. 

This is a competitive process and, although staff will assist you in finding a suitable placement, a placement is not guaranteed.

Indicative modules

Level 4 (First Year):


  • Mechanical Engineering Design & Build (CDIO)
  • Statics & Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuit Analysis


  • Mechanical Engineering Design & Build (CDIO)
  • Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Programming for Engineers


Level 5 (Second Year):


  • Interdisciplinary Engineering Design & Build (CDIO)
  • Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing Techniques & Materials
  • Engineering Tools and Techniques (MM)


  • Interdisciplinary Engineering Design & Build (CDIO)
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics II
  • Electromechanical Systems & Control


Level 6 (Third Year):


  • Individual Project (CDIO)
  • Mechanical Failure Analysis
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Computer Aided Engineering - OPTIONAL
  • Renewable & Sustainable Power – OPTIONAL
  • Advanced Manufacturing - OPTIONAL
  • Managing & Leading Teams * - OPTIONAL


  • Individual Project (CDIO)
  • The Professional Engineer
  • Vibration in Mechanical Systems
  • Turbomachinery - OPTIONAL
  • Sports Equipment Engineering - OPTIONAL
  • Small Business Enterprise* - OPTIONAL

*Students may only opt for one of these modules

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: Coursework; Written Examinations; Lab and Practical work; Project work; Presentations and Online Tests.

About 25% of assessment is by examination, the remaining 75% is assessment is through coursework, practical and project work and presentations. 

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Working with Industry

Our Engineering, Creative Science and Product Design degrees offer a practical approach to learning based on a syllabus designed in partnership with local businesses. This ensures that graduates are ready for work and are highly employable in these competitive industries.

The Engineering and Digital Technology Park will offer students the chance to develop practical expertise alongside local businesses.

It will include a large multi-purpose engineering laboratory which is also open to local companies, incorporating a workshop, prototype manufacturing facilities and collaborative co-working spaces.