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Throughout this course, you will cover a range of topics at the cutting-edge of the discipline using the latest digital tools. Modules will cover core aspects of manufacturing engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing.
You will develop research skills and learn how to apply these to real and current engineering problems.
This is a four year integrated masters course; you will graduate as a Master of Engineering.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. Project work will be a strong focus of the course and you will learn interactively by applying the skills you develop in our laboratory facilities.
As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include exams, multiple-choice tests and projects.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award) which must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies.
Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator.
We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The tuition fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Graduates from this course can go on to jobs in the automotive, materials, food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, among many others. More generally, you will be equipped to take up a wide range of roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
There is considerable demand among employers for engineering graduates with the right mix of skills and experience.
Sunderland has a good reputation with employers. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors, Jaguar, Perkins Engines and Parametrics Technology. Other graduates conduct research within major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan.
To further enhance employability we encourage you to apply for a 35-week placement where available, between your second and third year. Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required. They are usually paid, with past students having earned an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.
Examples of companies that have offered placements to our students include:
Our Engineering team is engaged in a wide range of industry projects via AMAP including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Consultancy. AMAP is also host to the North East Maintenance Forum (NEMF) – a quarterly meeting attended by a wide range of industrial representatives from a number of sectors including manufacturing, process industries and utilities. Several academics are also engaged in activities with Professional Engineering Institutions such as the The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
You’ll be taught by a dynamic, diverse team of research-active staff who are engaged in a number of areas of research including:
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