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Manufacturing Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

ECU185

Study options:

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104)

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

This integrated Master’s course focuses on manufacturing engineering in the 21st century, taught in partnership with Unipart Manufacturing.

It supports the well-publicised increase in national and global manufacturing activity. The course is designed and delivered in conjunction with Unipart Manufacturing Group and is integrated with industry.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

Your studies will be split between our £55m Engineering and Computing Building and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), based at Unipart’s Coventry site. This 'faculty on the factory floor' allows you to experience technology on the manufacturing front line, including robotic automation, forming, joining, analysis and simulation, metrology and product verification technology.

Students spend time on the Unipart shop floor every week talking with people making products and the people who manage these product lines. Taught modules are applied immediately in a real factory and supplemented by continual live experiences of how things are manufactured in real time.

You will participate in ‘live’ projects at the Manufacturing Institute and with the wider support of Unipart Manufacturing Group, such as the design of a manufacturing area for a heat-exchange pipe or fuel-rail or consider the impact of automation and robotics on manufacturing efficiency

94%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Engineering materials and manufacturing technology 1

  • Mechanical Science and Mathematics

  • Part-assembly manufacturing project

  • Quality and Metrology

  • Manufacturing Electrical Science

  • Quality and metrology part-assembly extension project

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Engineering materials and manufacturing technology 2

  • Automation and Robotics

  • Automated Manufacturing project

  • Design Principles and Evaluation Tools

  • Sustainability and the product lifecycle

  • Design for manufacture project

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • MEng Pathway

    • Extended Tactical and strategic analysis in manufacturing
    • Extended New Product Development project
    • Individual Industry Focused Dissertation Proposal
    • Individual Industry Focused Manufacturing Engineering Project

     

    Optional modules (1 of the following combinations):

    • Combination A: Extended Lean Systems and Production Control and Extended Advanced Manufacturing Systems Project
    • Combination B: Extended Engineering materials and manufacturing technology 3 and Extended Manufacturing Technology Project
  • BEng Pathway

    • Tactical and strategic analysis in manufacturing
    • New Product Development project
    • Individual Industry Focused Dissertation Proposal
    • Individual Industry Focused Manufacturing Engineering Project

     

    Optional modules (1 of the following combinations):

    • Combination A: Lean Systems and Production Control and Advanced Manufacturing Systems Project
    • Combination B: Engineering materials and manufacturing technology 3 and Manufacturing Technology Project

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Year 4 (MEng)

    • Industrial Group Project
    • Individual project
    • Advanced Manufacturing Simulation
    • Design and Sustainability for Manufacturing
    • Future and Advanced and Technology
    • Vision Systems and Sensors for Industry
2nd

Our mechanical engineering courses are ranked 2nd in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • a quality learning experience that is both interesting and challenging
  • the University has strong employer links with world class companies such as Aston Martin, JLR, Prodrive, MIRA, Triumph Motorcycles, BAE Systems and Rolls Royce
  • assistance when you apply for an internship or placement at Unipart, or one of its partner companies, which can enable you to further develop important transferable and practical skills for the world of work and life situations
  • direct links to Unipart’s modern manufacturing facility and the Engineering and Computing building, which supports state-of-the-art facilities including a brand new Computerised Numeric Control (CNC) manufacturing centre, a composites manufacturing facility, an industry supported metrology (measurement) facility, a brand new engine test cell and a materials and joining facility

Our main study themese are:

  • Science and Technology: the essential underpinning science and technology necessary for today’s engineer.
  • Design and Manufacture: the innovative resolution of design and manufacture problems focused on commercially viable solutions.
  • Manufacturing Analysis: you will learn to use industry standard software to model, analyse and validate process and systems.
  • Sustainability: an ethical approach to work by protecting the best interests of life and the environment.
  • Practical: investigation and analysis using laboratory, workshop and computer-based techniques.

Our courses are based on a series of one or two hour lectures and further supported through our tutorial sessions with associated practice, laboratory and workshop exercises at both the Unipart centre and the University.

These exercises are  provide practical, hands-on project work, designed to help solve ‘real life’ manufacturing issues at Unipart’s manufacturing facility. Our innovative ‘Activity Led Learning’ approach has received national and international acclaim and is aimed at problem-based learning challenges at the start of each academic year, with an emphasis on knowledge transfer – knowledge practice – knowledge application.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Coursework, tests, essays: 40%
  • Formal examinations: 25%
  • Group work: 20%
  • Practical or project work: 10%
  • Presentations, posters: 5%

20% assessed by group work

In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorial (or, later, individual project supervision) every week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 7 hours of practical laboratory, workshops or seminars every week.
  • Large-group teaching: 8-12 hours of lectures each week.

Additionally, you will be expected to complete between 16-20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities etc.

Unipart are an international operation offering excellent opportunities worldwide. You will have the opportunity to apply for work placement in the UK, study at one of our partner universities in Europe or Asia, or volunteer in the UK or abroad.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: ECU185
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB-BBC to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology, Further Mathematics, Electronics, Computing, ICT or Engineering. Excludes General Studies. DDM in Engineering to include a Distinction in Maths For Technicians. 29 to include Maths and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at Higher level. 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104) (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Career prospects

The course aims to produce ‘industry ready’ graduates, who are well prepared for their first role in industry. There may also be potential job opportunities with Unipart Group for successful students, subject to application.

89

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

£25K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £25,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.