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BEng in Mechanical Engineering (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

Mechanical engineering is concerned with creative and imaginative use of engineering principles and science to shape the world around us, through the development of new materials, technologies, processes and products.

Virtually every product in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a Mechanical Engineer. It is not surprising therefore that mechanical engineering is regarded as one of the most diverse engineering disciplines.

If you are interested in the mechanics and dynamics of movement, have aptitude and fascination in how things work, and want to contribute positively to making the life of the human race better and to the development of a sustainable environment, then you should consider mechanical engineering as a career choice.

Mechanical engineering is concerned with creative and imaginative use of engineering principles and science to shape the world around us, through the development of new materials, technologies, processes and products. Virtually every product in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a Mechanical Engineer. It is not surprising therefore that mechanical engineering is...

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Course Content

The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year.

It is possible to move between MEng and BEng and this can be accomplished at any point until the second half session of fourth year. Successful BEng candidates will be offered the chance to change to the MEng and there is no quota, meaning that if grade requirements are met that transfer is guaranteed.

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Principles of Electronics (EG1008) - 15 Credit Points

CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice (EG1010) - 15 Credit Points

Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (EG1012) - 15 Credit Points

Electronics Design (EE1501) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Mathematics 1 (EG1504) - 15 Credit Points

Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (EG1510) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (EG2004) - 15 Credit Points

Process Engineering (EG2011) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Mathematics 2 (EG2012) - 15 Credit Points

Solids and Structures (EA2502) - 15 Credit Points

Design and Computing in Engineering Practice (EG2501) - 15 Credit Points

Electrical and Mechanical Systems (EG2503) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

You have the opportunity to study from a range of courses leading to specialisation in your chosen discipline. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study. Formal courses continue to develop your specialist interests.

Compulsory Courses

Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (EG3007) - 15 Credit Points

Stress Analysis A (EM3015) - 15 Credit Points

Fluid Mechanics (EM3019) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Materials (EM3028) - 15 Credit Points

Mechanics of Structures (EA3518) - 15 Credit Points

Project and Safety Management (EG3599) - 10 Credit Points

Dynamics 1 (EM3511) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Thermodynamics (EM3521) - 10 Credit Points

Design of Mechanical Elements (EM3522) - 10 Credit Points

  • Year 4

There are two options of study in year 4. Three compulsory courses are studied and students can then choose between a range of different project options.

Compulsory Courses

Fluid Dynamics (EM40JJ) - 10 Credit Points

Dynamics 2 (EM40JM) - 10 Credit Points

Heat and Momentum Transfer (EM40JN) - 10 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Option 1:

  • BEng Individual Project (EG4014)
  • Nonlinear Mechanics (EG4529)
  • Group Design Project (BEng) (EG4578)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice

Option 2:

  • Engineering Project Abroad (BEng) (EG4011)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice in the first half-session

BEng Individual Project (EG4014) - 30 Credit Points

Group Design Project (BEng) (EG4578) - 15 Credit Points

Nonlinear Mechanics (EM4529) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Project Abroad (BEng) (EG4011) - 60 Credit Points

The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year. It is possible to move between MEng and BEng and this can be...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*)
Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission.

Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)
Applicants who achieve our Minimum entry requirements over S4 and S5 are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.

Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics*)
Applicants who meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria and who achieve good performance in Maths and one other subject may be made an adjusted offer of entry. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.

* These subjects can be either held at the time of application or be achieved during the appropriate admissions cycle.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may be made an offer of admission.

Minimum: BBC (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics)
Applicants who meet one or more Widening Participation criteria and who are predicted to achieve a good performance in Mathematics and one other subject may be made an Adjusted offer of entry.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

Please note: for entry to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering an SQA Higher or GCE A Level or equivalent qualification in Chemistry is required for entry to year 1, in addition to the general Engineering requirements.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*) Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission. Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of...

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