Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Mechanical Engineering
DipHE Mechanical Engineering
CertHE Mechanical Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFC12003 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFC12003 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

H300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes : UK-SPEC (Engineering Council UK)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Programme Leader

ROCKLIFF NJ Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide a broad education in Mechanical Engineering that develops in graduates the knowledge, understanding, practical and inter-personal transferable skills so as to prepare them for practice as professional engineers and scientists in industry, the public services and the academic world

To provide a broad education in Mechanical Engineering that incorporates specialisation in mechanical engineering.

To provide a broad education in Mechanical Engineering that provides an accredited educational base facilitating progression to chartered engineer status.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Fundamental mathematical & computer methods relevant to mechanical engineering K (US2,3, E3)
Fundamental scientific principles and, methodologies applied to mechanical and related engineering disciplines K (US1, E1)
Fundamental engineering design processes & customer needs K (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials & components K (P1)
Information sources K (P4,5)
Health & safety considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
Well established mathematical & computer methods relevant to mechanical engineering K (US2,3, E3)
Well established scientific principles and, methodologies applied to mechanical and related engineering disciplines K (US1, E1)
Well established engineering design processes & customer needs K (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials & components K (P1)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K (D3,5,6)
Information sources & intellectual property K (P4,5)
Health & safety, environmental & sustainability considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply & integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of mechanical Engineering K (US3)
A range of mathematical & computer methods relevant to mechanical engineering K (US2,3, E3)
A range of scientific principles, methodologies & emerging concepts applied to mechanical and related engineering disciplines K (US1, E1)
A range of engineering design processes & of customer needs K (D1,2,4)
A range of engineering materials & components K (P1)
A range of management and business practices K (S1,2, P5,6,7)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K (D3,5,6)
Information sources & intellectual property K (P4,5)
Health & safety, environmental & sustainability considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply & integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of mechanical engineering K (US3)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Apply appropriate mathematical & engineering principles C (E1)
Apply engineering solutions to practical problems C (D1)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Apply appropriate mathematical & engineering principles C (E1)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems C (D1)
Analyse systems and propose solutions using a systems approach C (D4, E2,4)
Plan and manage complex projects C (D6)
Work with technical uncertainty C (P8)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Select and apply appropriate mathematical & engineering principles C (E1)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems C (D1)
Analyse systems and synthesise solutions using a systems approach C (D4, E2,4)
Plan and manage complex projects C (D6)
Work with technical uncertainty C (P8)
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to mechanical engineering P (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P (P4-6)
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to mechanical engineering P (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P (P4-6)
Use research methods to conduct an individual project P
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P (us2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P (p1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to mechanical engineering P (e3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P (d1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P (p4-6)
Use research methods to conduct an individual project P
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T
Evaluate information and requirements T (d2)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T
Manage time effectively T
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T (e3)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T
Evaluate information and requirements T (d2)
Use creativity and innovation in problem solving T (d4)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T
Manage time effectively T
Lead and be part of a technical team T
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T (e3)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T
Evaluate information and requirements T (D2)
Use creativity and innovation in problem solving T (D4)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T
Manage time effectively T
Lead and be part of a technical team T
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T (E3)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Semester 1: choose 2 of the 3 listed optional modules
Semester 2: choose 1 of the 3 listed optional modules

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Semester 1: choose 2 of the 3 listed optional modules
Semester 2: choose 1 of the 3 listed optional modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP012 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.