Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering MEng (Hons)

The course is structured around engineering capabilities graduates require rather than traditional academic sub-disciplines. You will follow a coherent programme of study that allows you to draw in the relevant elements of manufacturing engineering regardless of where in the traditional "map" of the subject they lie.

The Manufacturing Engineering degree is based on Mechanical Engineering fundamentals combined with specialist modules in Automated Production and Advanced Manufacturing. In addition to fundamental elements such as mechanics, materials, CAD/CAE/CAM and operations management, students also develop skills in user needs, business plan development and (at MEng level) social, legal and professional ethics considerations. The BEng project presents an opportunity to integrate learning across the course, while the MEng includes a higher-level project that enables students to demonstrate application of their knowledge at a professional level, and a group project that develops and demonstrates their ability to work within a team. The latter experience that is highly valued in industry.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full-time: 4 years; Sandwich: 5 years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

    MEng (Hons)

  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:

    MA15

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Engineering at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • You will have the opportunity to join a range of clubs including the Manufacturing Club, the Mechatronics Club and the Innovation Club. Through these clubs students get the opportunity to learn new skills, enter international competitions and form strong bonds with students and staff.
  • Benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.
  • The course is linked with the Advanced Manufacturing Technology research centre and the Jost Institute of Tribotechnology, providing a collaborative working environment within a vibrant, research-active community.

Course Overview

Year 1 and 2

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Applications

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  • Engineering Design and Manufacture
  • Thermo-fluids
  • Operations Management A
  • Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials
  • CAD and Simulation or Further Engineering Maths and Simulation

Year 3 and 4

  • Project
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Engineering Design B
  • Operations Management B
  • Engineering Simulation
  • Automated Production

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  • Group Project
  • Project
  • The Engineer and Society

Choose 3 of the following:

  • Additive Manufacturing Technologies
  • Build your own 3D Printer
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Advanced Computer Aided Engineering
  • Advanced Materials and Materials Selection

Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)

Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

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 

International Students

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Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Further Information

Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).

Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
 

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Sandwich Placement Year

This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry – this comes between the second and third years. You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.

Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. The benefit of the experience gained during a placement is often evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs.

If you’re in any doubt about placements, do it! It gives you an idea of being in the industry you have chosen to be a part of. You can make sure it is right for you and gives you an idea of what area within that industry you enjoy, what you don’t like and where the most money is made. That way you can focus your time learning and honing the skills required for that chosen area while the facilities are still available while you are a student.

Oliver Forbes-Shaw, INDUSTRY PLACEMENT STUDENT

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Facilities

Engineering Innovation Centre | Additive Manufacturing Lab | CNC Workshops | Composites Workshop | Civil Engineering Labs | 3D Scanning Jost Institute for Tribotechnology, Computer and Technology Building

Engineering Workshop 1

Engineering Workshop 2

Progression routes

Those choosing a placement route spend a year in industry in their second or third year. For those interested in a career in research and academia they may choose to enrol on our Additive Manufacturing MSc or undertake a PhD.

For those already employed and are looking to upskill or retrain we offer a degree apprenticeship version of the course linked to the Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship Standard.

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Important Information

This course is based in the School of Engineering

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

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.