OverviewMechanical Engineering BSc (Hons)
The Mechanical Engineering Top-up builds on the students’ knowledge gained at HND level, applying principles of static and dynamic analysis, to the study of mechanical properties of solids and different types of mechanical mechanisms. Students’ theoretical knowledge of fluids is complemented by the course in Computational Fluid Dynamics, in which students learn how to simulate different single and multi-phase fluid flows, using industry-standard software. The mathematical tools for solving a range of engineering problems is developed in Computer Simulation and Modelling, and the students’ knowledge is applied to a practical context in a Degree Project which lasts the autumn and spring terms.
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You must have a HND in either Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.
The course can be taken Full-Time, over a single year (120 credits) or Part-Time, over two years (60 credits per year)
List of courses taken (total 120 credits)
- Mechanical Degree Project (40 credits)
- Mechanisms of Machines (20 credits)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (20 credits)
- Computer Simulation and Modelling (20 credits)
- Mechanics of Solids (20 credits)
The course provides an introduction to studying at degree-level at the University of Northampton, with options to continue on further engineering courses at the University.
Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and end of module exams.
After this course you can enter a number of engineering sectors in the industry including roles within the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors as well as scientific writing and journalism as well as marketing and sales. Alternatively, you could choose to continue your study at the university towards a postgraduate degree leading to a Master’s level qualification or continue to study an area of specific interest and gain a PhD qualification.
You will need to plan for studying the first semester at Bedford College, followed by the second semester at University of Northampton.
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