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Applied Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons) Top-Up 2018/19 entry

Course code:

EECU026

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

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

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Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

The Applied Mechanical Engineering Top-Up can enhance your existing engineering skills and qualifications and in turn, your career.

Qualified mechanical engineers are in great demand and this honours degree could open up a wide range of careers in many engineering disciplines and prepare you to apply for further postgraduate study. This course is aimed at students who have chosen a more vocational route and have a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HND or equivalent in engineering. 

We aim to help you build upon and ‘top up’ your previous qualification and experience with activity-led, hands-on learning giving you the opportunity to further develop your engineering and mathematical knowledge, understanding, management and analysis skills in a professional manner to problem solve engineering problems. You will have the chance to practice your learning through defining, analysing and solving case studies and a research inspired individual project.

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

You should learn and develop a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical, materials and mathematical (analytical) sciences; approaches to design and product lifecycle; and managerial procedures that provide a basis for working professionally and effectively.

The top-up degree is composed of a number of linked modules that are delivered over the academic year. A major component of the degree is the individual project, which is bespoke in design and allows you to put into practice and further develop the skills that they have learned in the modules.  The individual project is practical in nature and based on a research inspired engineering problem with a professional approach.  

12th

Ranked as the 12th best UK university

Guardian University Guide 2018

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Project Introduction: (Project Study & Research Skills & Management)

  • Experimental Mechanics

  • Advanced Materials & Manufacture

  • New Product Development

  • Individual Project

  • Applied Mechanical Science

  • Reliability & Durability

  • Automation and Digital Technology to Enhance Industry

In more detail...

We have an emphasis on activity-led learning, and you will be supported throughout with our comprehensive student support.

You will have the opportunity to experience a variety of study materials that allow you to understand and reflect on the engineering science, as well as develop established and research-inspired skills that could be applied to practical problems for a future career in engineering.

Our students have access to a range of materials that provide a hands-on, professional experience using modern industry based facilities and CAD, FEA and CFD specialist software. You will explore concepts through practical case-studies with guidance by the teaching team.  

You will be expected to supplement your teaching hours through independent learning.

Teaching methods include:
extended laboratories and workshops, industrial and design case studies within activity-led tutorials and seminars and traditional lectures.

Meet our staff

Reza Ali

Reza Ali is a lecturer in mechanical, aerospace and automotive engineering.

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Your assessment will vary on each module, but methods include coursework and/or examination.  

Coursework assignments will vary on each Module and can take many forms such as, for example a written report, online tests or an individual or group poster presentation. Your coursework assignments are spread out over each semester with various hand-in dates.

You will undertake extended laboratory and workshop practice, project and case study activities.  

Examinations take place over a two-week period towards the end of each semester. 

The individual project is a major component of your degree which allows you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have learned on an engineering problem. The preparation for this is carried out in first semester and completed in the second semester. This is assessed through a report, presentation and viva. 

A 20-credit module is composed of 200 hours teaching, which is made up of classroom activities, coursework and independent study.

Your contact time will vary depending on your background knowledge (at the start of the module) and learning style and the requirements of the module. As you work through the modules, it will be explained that some modules allow you to spend more time working through your coursework and will reflect the support and guidance you will be given towards this.

You will be supported throughout each module, with opportunities to obtain additional help and guidance in each module through our popular drop-in THETA sessions. Additional mathematics and statistics help can be found through the SIGMA sessions in the library.

You may have the chance to gain international experience depending on your individual project.

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

You will need to have, or expected to achieve a FHEA Level 5/SCQF Level 8 Foundation Degree (FD), DipHE, or HND Engineering. 

Alternatively, you will need to have a recognised equivalent where there is a substantial component of mechanical engineering/science or a closely related discipline.

The University has a long established and successful policy of encouraging students to apply with a diverse educational background.

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

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.

Table of qualificationsUCASBTEC
GCE A2 Level Tariff points L3 Extended Diploma
A*A*A*       168 D*D*D*
A*A*A       160 D*D*D*
A*A*B
    152 D*D*D
A*A*C AAA     144 DDD
A*A*D AAB BBA*  A*AC 136  
  AAC BBA   128 DDM
  AAD BBB ABC 120  
  AAE BBC ACC 112 DMM
    BBD
108  
      CCC 96 MMM

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

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.

More detail

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

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.

More detail

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)


Career prospects

We aim to help you develop rigorous problem solving approach influenced through a rich mix of academic and industrial experience.

You should be able to deal with complex issues that require high degree of innovation through the development of transferable skills.

You will have opportunities to gain vital professional technical and managerial skills that enable you work both individually and as a team effectively and responsibly.

The course meets the specification for the UK Engineering Council and IMechE requirements for Incorporated Engineer (although as yet non-accredited.)

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.