Mechanical Engineering MEng - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MEng Mechanical Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Mechanical Engineering
DipHE Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
CertHE Mechanical Engineering
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFC15001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFC15001 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

H300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor), Engineering (Master)

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 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Programme Leader

ROCKLIFF NJ Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Develop 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.

Incorporate specialisation in Mechanical Engineering.

Provide additional deepening and broadening in both theory and application beyond the BEng programme.

Match the standards required for the full educational base of a chartered engineer.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Fundamental mathematical and 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 and customer needs K (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials and components K (P1)
Information sources K (P4,5)
Health and safety considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
Well established mathematical and 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 and customer needs K (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials and components K (P1)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K (D3,5,6)
Information sources and intellectual property K (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of Mechanical Engineering K (US3)
A range of mathematical and computer methods relevant to Mechanical Engineering K (US2,3, E3)
A range of scientific principles, methodologies and emerging concepts applied to mechanical and related engineering disciplines K (US1, E1)
A range of engineering design processes and of customer needs K (D1,2,4)
A range of engineering materials and 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 and intellectual property K (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of Mechanical Engineering K (US3)
A comprehensive range of mathematical and computer methods relevant to Mechanical Engineering K (US2/m, E3/m)
A comprehensive range of scientific principles, methodologies and emerging concepts applied to mechanical and related engineering disciplines K (US1/m, E1/m)
A comprehensive range of engineering design processes and of customer needs K (D1/m,2,4, P1m)
A wide range of engineering materials and components K (P1,2m)
An extensive range of management and business practices K (S1/m,2/m, P5,6,7)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K (D3,5,6)
Information sources and intellectual property K (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of Mechanical Engineering K (US3/m,4m)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Apply appropriate mathematical and 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 and 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 and 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)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Select and apply appropriate mathematical and engineering techniques to investigate new and emerging technologies C (E1/m)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems and adapt them to unfamiliar situations taking into account commercial and industrial constraints C (D1/m,4m, P8m)
Innovate and analyse systems and synthesise solutions using a systems approach C (D4/m, E2/m,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
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 a thorough understanding and competence in laboratory and workshop practice P (P1/m,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Mechanical Engineering P (E3/m)
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)
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 Integrated Master'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 7). 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 (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 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 (Honours) (360 credits)
- 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 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

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

Semester 1: no options
Semester 2: choose 2 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

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 2 or 1 module(s) from the options in Semester 1 and 1 or 2 module(s) from the options in Semester 2 to give 45 credits total optional modules.

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

Other information

The MEng includes three project modules each worth 30 credits and an individual project worth 45 credits. The individual project takes place at FHEQ Level 7 and runs over semesters 1 and 2. This is a research based project which may involve laboratory work. One of the group projects (Design Project) takes place at FHEQ Level 5, another one (Group Design Project) at FHEQ Level 6, and the final one (Multi-disciplinary Design Project) at FHEQ Level 7. The group projects at FHEQ Levels 5 & 6 run over semesters 1 and 2. The Multi-disciplinary Design Project takes place at FHEQ Level 7 in Semester 1. This is a design based project where the student is a member of a design team made up with students from all the engineering disciplines within the Faculty; this approach is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering Each project is devised by a visiting professor from industry, who is also part of the academic-led supervisory team.

Note that for MEng students the PTY may be taken either between FHEQ Levels 5 & 6, or between FHEQ Levels 6 & 7.

To remain on the MEng Programme or to transfer in from the BEng programme, a student, in addition to the normal progression requirements, is normally required to achieve an aggregate mark of at least 60% at the end of FHEQ Level 5. MEng students dropping below an aggregate mark of 50% in FHEQ level 6 and above, but otherwise satisfying the normal progression requirements, may exit on the BSc with at least 360 (480 if with PTY) credits not including a project or can transfer to the corresponding accredited BEng programme. In the latter case, all completed MEng assessments will be transferred to the equivalent BEng programme and will then be assessed according to the BEng assessment procedure. This will require them to complete a BEng Individual Project at level FHEQ 6 before they can be eligible for the BEng award.

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.