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Peirianneg Fecanyddol gyda Blwyddyn mewn Diwydiant (MEng)

  • UCAS code: H307
  • Next intake: September 2021
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Mode: Full time with sandwich year

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.


Entry Year

Why study this course

Mechanical engineers are essential to the workings of the modern world, combining imagination and technology to offer innovative solutions across society and industry. They work across all industrial sectors, developing and manufacturing well-designed products through efficient manufacturing processes.

This four-year MEng Mechanical Engineering programme offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years of the course to expand and strengthen your knowledge in mechanical engineering. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project.

This course includes the opportunity to take a year of industrial placement between your second and third years of academic study. With this option we will support you in finding a placement that will allow you to experience at first- hand, a professional working environment. If you are successful in securing a placement you will be paid a salary and will enhance your employability skills through direct experience of working in business, industry or the public sector.

Other mechanical engineering courses include:

  • A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering if you choose a BEng course
  • The opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option
  • The opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or Spain
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Strong design element

There is a strong design element throughout the course, and you will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on practical work.

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Industrial placement

Gain valuable experience working in a paid role at an organisation in the UK or abroad for one academic year.

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Join Cardiff Racing

You will have the opportunity to join Cardiff Racing and participate in the design, development, construction, and testing of a proven Formula Student racing car.

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Professional award consideration

Our formal partnership with the City and Guilds of London Institute enables you to achieve the Senior Award of Licentiateship after successfully completing your placement.

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Professionally accredited course

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Where you'll study

Yr Ysgol Peirianneg

Dewch i astudio yn un o'r ysgolion peirianneg fwyaf blaenllaw yn y DU o ran ansawdd ymchwil ac addysgu.

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Entry requirements

AAA-AAB. Rhaid cynnwys gradd A mewn Mathemateg. Bydd angen i chi basio elfen ymarferol wyddoniaeth y Safon Uwch os yw hyn yn rhan o'ch rhaglen astudio.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

DD mewn Diploma BTEC mewn unrhyw bwnc a gradd A mewn Mathemateg Safon Uwch.

36-34 yn gyffredinol neu 666 mewn 3 phwnc HL. Rhaid cynnwys gradd 6 mewn Mathemateg HL.

Other UK qualifications may also be accepted, often in lieu of A-levels, but subject requirements must be met. If you are offering non-UK qualifications, our qualification equivalences guide should allow you to calculate what kind of offer you are likely to receive.

Please be aware that this is a general guide, and that some programmes may have more detailed or specific entry requirements which will be reflected in your offer.

GCSE

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

IELTS (academic)

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

TOEFL iBT

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

PTE Academic

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits.
III: at least a Pass in all components.

Other accepted qualifications

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

Mae'n rhaid eich bod chi wedi bod yn gweithio tuag at:

- Iaith Saesneg neu Gymraeg ar radd TGAU gradd C / 4 neu gyfwerth (fel Safon Uwch). Os oes angen fisa Haen 4 arnoch, rhaid i chi sicrhau bod eich cymhwyster iaith yn cydymffurfio â gofynion UKVI.


Nid ydym yn derbyn Meddwl yn Feirniadol, Astudiaethau Cyffredinol, Astudiaethau Dinasyddiaeth na phynciau cyfatebol tebyg eraill.

Byddwn yn derbyn cyfuniad o bynciau BTEC, Safon Uwch a chymwysterau eraill, yn amodol ar ofynion gradd a phwnc penodol y cwrs. 

Nid yw'n ofynnol i chi gwblhau gwiriad DBS (Gwasanaeth Gwahardd Datgelu) na darparu Tystysgrif Ymddygiad Da i astudio'r cwrs hwn. Os ydych chi'n destun unrhyw amod trwydded neu gyfyngiad monitro ar hyn o bryd a allai effeithio ar eich gallu i gwblhau'ch astudiaethau yn llwyddiannus, bydd gofyn i chi ddatgelu'ch cofnod troseddol. Mae'r amodau'n cynnwys, ond heb fod yn gyfyngedig i:

  • mynediad at gyfrifiaduron neu ddyfeisiau sy'n gallu storio delweddau
  • defnyddio offer / dyfeisiau rhyngrwyd a chyfathrebu
  • cyrffyw
  • rhyddid i symud, gan gynnwys y gallu i deithio i'r tu allan i'r DU neu i ymgymryd â lleoliad / astudiaethau y tu allan i Brifysgol Caerdydd
  • cyswllt â phobl sy'n gysylltiedig â Phrifysgol Caerdydd.

Please see our admissions policies for more information about the application process.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2021/22)

We are currently awaiting confirmation on tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year. Fees for the previous year were £9,000.

Students from outside the EU (2021/22)

We are currently awaiting confirmation on tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year.

Costs for sandwich years

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, placement year or year abroad) a lower fee will apply. Full details can be found on our fees pages.

Additional costs

Course specific equipment

No specific equipment is needed. The University will provide resources such as computers and associated software, laboratory equipment (including any safety equipment) and a variety of other learning resources.

Accommodation

We have a range of residences to suit your needs and budget. Find out more on our accommodation pages.

Course structure

This is a five-year full-time degree, the third year of which is spent working in industry. The course includes a carefully chosen balance of core modules and optional modules. Most modules are worth 10 credits, some are worth 20 and a few, including the year four and year five projects, are each worth 30. You need to attain 120 credits a year in order to continue your studies.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2021/22 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2021.

Year one

Year one consists of a series of lectures underpinned by practical laboratory sessions.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Electrical TechnologyEN104010 credits
Engineering ApplicationsEN104820 credits
Professional EngineeringEN108610 credits
Engineering AnalysisEN109020 credits
Materials and ManufactureEN110120 credits
MechanicsEN110220 credits
ThermofluidsEN110320 credits

Year two

Year two again consists of a series of lectures underpinned by practical laboratory sessions.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Mechanical Engineering LabsEN202410 credits
Control and InstrumentationEN203710 credits
Thermofluids 2EN210420 credits
Solid Mechanics and DynamicsEN210520 credits
Computing 1EN210610 credits
Engineering Analysis and Computing 2EN210720 credits
DesignEN260220 credits
Manufacturing Systems DesignEN290410 credits

Year three: Sandwich year

Year three is spent working in industry. You are normally expected to be in employment for a minimum of 30 weeks to satisfy the minimum University requirement, although the Cardiff School of Engineering expects the placement to last for the whole academic year.

During your placement you will be visited by your industrial training tutor or nominee at least once, but preferably twice, if you are based in the UK.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Industrial TrainingEN3095120 credits

Year four

Year four includes a major project, with a value of a quarter of the overall year. For this you will work individually, alongside a supervising staff member.

There is a core module in Business Management but also a choice of optional modules, building upon the foundations established in the earlier years.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Industrial Project ManagementEN302610 credits
ProjectEN310030 credits
Module titleModule codeCredits
Commercialising InnovationEN300610 credits
Materials and ManufactureEN303310 credits
Fluid MechanicsEN303410 credits
Energy StudiesEN303610 credits
Solid MechanicsEN303710 credits
Thermodynamics and Heat TransferEN304210 credits
Robotics and Image ProcessingEN306210 credits
Object Oriented Engineering ComputingEN308510 credits
Waste Management and RecyclingEN340110 credits
Fluid Power and ControlEN351310 credits
Automotive Power TransmissionEN360710 credits

Year five

Year five includes two group projects which are linked to topical research. In total, these make up half of the overall assessment.

There is also a core Management in Industry module and a choice of optional modules.

The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

Learning and assessment

Teaching is through lectures, examples classes and extensive laboratory, IT and practical work. The taught modules in the first two years are largely compulsory, but options are usually available in years four and five. All students must complete a 30-credit individual project in year four, for which they are allocated a supervisor from among the teaching staff. There are opportunities for interactions with potential employers.

Year 1

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

42%

Guided independent study

58%

Placements

0%

Year 2

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

40%

Guided independent study

60%

Placements

0%

Year 3

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

0%

Guided independent study

0%

Placements

100%

Year 4

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

31%

Guided independent study

69%

Placements

0%

Year 5

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

28%

Guided independent study

72%

Placements

0%

How will I be supported?

You will be assigned a personal tutor who is a member of the academic staff associated with your degree course. Your tutor will be there to advise you on academic, non-academic and personal matters in a confidential and informal manner when you need some guidance. We aim to help you overcome any problem, however big or small, as smoothly and quickly as possible.

For the 30-credit project in year four, you will be allocated a supervisor in the broad area of research specialism and meet regularly.

During your placement year you will be visited by your industrial training tutor or nominee at least once, but preferably twice, if you are based in the UK.

The tutor will interview you, check your logbook/diary and discuss progress with you, the company training officer and/or the manager with direct responsibility for your training. A summary report will be filed.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles. Opportunities for you to reflect on your abilities and performance are available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Feedback

We’ll provide you with frequent feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback in classes like design and project work and via return of marked coursework.

The opportunity to test your knowledge and understanding will be provided throughout the semester via class tests in Years 1 and 2, plus feedback on written assessments. Occasionally, peer assessment of an individual’s contribution to a group may be used, and you may also receive oral feedback on presentations and contributions to group activities.

Year 1

Written exams

79%

Practical exams

2%

Coursework

19%

Year 2

Written exams

68%

Practical exams

7%

Coursework

25%

Year 3

Written exams

0%

Practical exams

0%

Coursework

100%

Year 4

Written exams

65%

Practical exams

5%

Coursework

30%

Year 5

Written exams

33%

Practical exams

15%

Coursework

52%

What skills will I practise and develop?

This course is accredited via the Engineering Council, meaning the core competencies of UK-SPEC (UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence) are integrated throughout the taught years of the course. 

Through lab work you will develop practical skills focused on the application of a range of engineering principles to real-life technological, regulatory and ethical problems encountered in the engineering profession.

You will also:

  • Enhance your communication skills, both orally and in writing through a series of reports and assignments
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to solve multidisciplinary problems in a engineering context
  • Enhance your team-working skills, ability to exercise original thought and good professional judgement

Careers

Career prospects

In 2015/16, 95% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Many graduates work in product design for the automotive, aeronautical, communications and energy industries. Some work in medical engineering, some are travelling the world for the petrochemical industry, while others are involved in development, production and general management.

A few choose to use their degrees as a qualification to enable them to work in other disciplines. Those who have followed this route typically work in the Armed Forces, the financial sector, the legal profession, chartered accountancy or computing.

With such high-calibre and broad opportunities, a career in mechanical engineering is varied, challenging and rewarding.

Graduate careers

  • Graduate mechanical engineer
  • Project manager
  • Civil engineer

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