Manufacturing Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons)


Course Code

UCAS Code: H700
International Code: BEng: EECU173
International Code: MEng: EECU174


Coventry University (Coventry)


Study mode



3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time
5 years sandwich

Start date

September 2023

Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

We aim to produce graduates with the versatility and depth of understanding to deal with new and unusual challenges in mechanical engineering, alongside the necessary imagination and creativity to innovate.

  • Your learning is designed to be grounded in practical real-world application inspired by Unipart’s experience. We also currently have strong employer links with a range of companies, such as Aston Martin, JLR, Prodrive, MIRA, Triumph Motorcycles, BAE Systems and Rolls Royce.
  • This degree course also aims to provide you with the opportunity to directly access Unipart's operations, working on some of their 'live' issues in a real-world manufacturing production environment, as well as being able to access the University’s modern High Performance Engineering Centre2
  • You will have the opportunity to gain industrial experience, apply your knowledge and learning to real ‘live’ industrial problems in each year of the degree programme2
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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • Opportunity to participate in field trips abroad, which have previously included trips to Poland, Bulgaria, China, Belgium and USA2.
  • Access to industry-standard software, such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FAE) and Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) mathematic modelling software4.
  • A dedicated industrial placement tutor will aim to help you with your applications for placements and support you if you choose to spend a year in industry (subject to availability)2. Past placements have included roles in Aston Martin Lagonda, Unipart, Babcock International Group, Cummins, GE-Aviation and GKN.
  • Access to extensive modern facilities in our High-Performance Engineering Centre, which houses a 20% scale model wind tunnel, composites lab, metrology lab, four-pot shaker rig, flow lab, AVL engine test cell, automotive workshop, fatigue and tensile testing (Instron), a full-size Harrier Jet, three further simulators, civil engineering specialist testing equipment, a range of Computerised Numeric Control (CNC) machinery and a laser workshop4.
  • The 'Faculty on the Factory Floor' initiative should enable you to learn about and experience the latest technology on the manufacturing front line, which includes of state-of-the-art robotic automation, forming, joining, analysis and simulation, metrology and product verification technology4

of Manufacturing Engineering students agreed they were satisfied with the quality of the course

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Accreditation for this course is being renewed as we are making some changes to our modules. This exciting new course is subject to approval from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)*

More than just a degree

Joining the Manufacturing Engineering course has completely transformed my career prospects. I’ve been offered a unique blend of industrial experience and lecture hall knowledge which has given me an upper hand in the highly competitive job market.

Edward Dyer, Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons), April 2021
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How you'll learn

Our courses are based on a series of lectures, with tutorial sessions, associated practice, laboratory exercises and workshop exercises at both Unipart and the University.

These exercises aim to provide practical, hands-on project work, designed to help solve ‘real-life’ manufacturing issues at Unipart’s manufacturing facility. Previously, past students have optimised product lines and made them more efficient, for example, or analysed defects to find the root cause and proposed cost-effective ways of avoiding defective components.

Teaching contact hours

We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which can include: 

  • On campus lectures, seminars and workshops 
  • Group work 
  • Self-directed learning 
  • Work placement opportunities2.

If you would like more information, you can request information about teaching hours.

Part of university life is undertaking self-directed learning. During a typical week you will have time that allows you to work independently to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt in taught or facilitated sessions to your projects or assignment briefs. This self-directed learning allows you to use your research skills, consolidate your knowledge or undertake collaborative group work. 

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.


Throughout your 3-Year Manufacturing Engineering BEng or 4-Year Manufacturing Engineering MEng degree programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include coursework, tests, essays, formal examinations, group work, practical or project work and presentations/posters.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. 

International experience opportunities

The university is committed to providing a global educational experience and we aim to provide opportunities to participate in a number of collaborative projects2. Past first-year students visited the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland to undertake workshop and computer aided manufacturing skills in an overseas environment. Other past students have taken part in a collaborative project, developing universal healthcare solutions working with the University’s Occupational Therapy students alongside six other institutions from around Europe, participating in international innovation and creativity programmes in Ruse, Bulgaria and Hasselt, Belgium.

We organise a range of overseas field trips, which have previously included: test work at the General Motors (GM) proving ground; a tour of the Ford F150 factory in Detroit, USA; a tour of Hirata, a Japanese Tier 1 automotive supplier for Ford, Chrysler and GM; participation on a certificated training course with Altair on Inspire; and visits to Mahle Powertrain, the University of Michigan and Chrysler Building2

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2023 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BEng: BBC
GCSE 5 GCSE's graded 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.
MEng: D*DD
IB Diploma TBC

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

Student Full time Part time
UK TBC per year Not available
International TBC per year Not available

If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Manufacturing students study in our award-winning Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing. Our aim is to offer you sector-leading facilities4.

Factory on the floor

Faculty on the factory floor

AME brings together academia, industry, and research and development in a ‘live’ manufacturing environment. Our partnership with Unipart gives you the opportunity to work with some of the most talented engineering professionals in the UK.

High performance engineering centre

High Performance Engineering Centre (HPEC)

Situated on the ground floor of our Engineering and Computing Building, the centre houses flight and driving simulators, a chassis design assembly and test facility, wind tunnels and a fleet of CNC manufacturing machines.

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Metals Workshop

Participate in technical work in a hands-on way. The workshop includes lathes, milling machines, fabrication equipment for sheet metal work, CNC machines, work benches, welding lines and a fitting assembly area.

Careers and opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have gained knowledge of: 

  • The function, materials, manufacturing processes, technologies and assembly of a range of engineering products.
  • The principles of engineering science and mathematics and their application to design, production, use and service of a range of manufactured products.
  • Design principles for products and systems that meet technological and business market requirements and constraints.
  • Operations management, product planning/control methods and quality techniques at different levels of factory and supply chain hierarchy.
  • Sustainable engineering, business and knowledge management practices within a global context.
  • Engineering management of people, processes and projects (at tactical and strategic levels). 

You will be able to:

  • Model and analyse innovative engineering systems using appropriate engineering science and mathematical modelling techniques, including computer-based techniques.
  • Synthesise solutions to iterative and innovative engineering design problems.
  • Independently research topics, evaluating findings to determine new or novel information that contributes effectively to solving engineering problems.
  • Justify engineering and commercial decisions for product or operational choices within complex engineering systems across the product lifecycle.
  • Operate effectively and safely a range of manufacturing related technologies or projects within an industrial context.
  • Use commercial software in the evaluation of problems and in the determination and optimisation of solutions.
  • Work effectively and constructively within project teams.
  • Research and investigate problems individually, generating and justifying approach, analysis, solution and final recommendation to a practical engineering problem. 

Our current collaboration with the Unipart Manufacturing Group aims to ensure this course is highly vocational in nature, designed to produce ‘industry ready’ graduates, who, on successful completion of this course, are prepared for any role they obtain in industry.

We aim for you to graduate with comprehensive knowledge of a range of manufacturing principles, having the opportunity to learn the skills needed to apply new technologies to the solution of manufacturing problems in an industry environment.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career. 

Where our graduates work

Lotus Cars, Mercedes F1, Aston Martin, BAE, Meggit, Arrrowsmith, Rolls Royce Aero, Quest, Unipart Group to name a few. 

How to apply

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  • 1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    *In the event that there is any delay in obtaining approval, we will run Manufacturing Engineering MEng and BEng (Hons) for 2022-23 which has already been accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home Students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.

    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.


    Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. The 2022/23 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.