If you’ve spent much of your life taking things apart to see how they work, this course is for you. As a mechanical engineer, you will use your knowledge of fundamental engineering principles like mechanics, materials, thermo-fluids and computer-aided design to analyse and design objects and systems with motion.
On this programme you will be tutored by world-class academics with both industry and research experience. You will also have the opportunity to work on industry and research-led projects.
You will graduate with a rounded education that prepares you to take ideas all the way from concept to production and launch. The degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering Designers as meeting partial fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.
Full-time: Three years, an additional year for Industrial Placement routes. Part-time: Usually two years longer than full-time equivalent but depends on path chosen.
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points including Maths and Physics at C or STEM at C. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit (including Maths units)
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction (including Maths units)
Pass Access Course: 106-112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects & HL5 in required subject.
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
This course is based in the School of Engineering
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.