Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons)

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Learn how to apply engineering management techniques to ensure timely completion of projects. Implement and manage the maintenance procedures required to make sure machinery is running reliably and productively. Develop transferable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as essential engineering skills.

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Overview

This course will provide you with the necessary skills you will need to work effectively in a modern manufacturing engineering environment.

Sunderland has been an excellent place to study engineering and technical subjects for over 100 years. We’ve built up strong links with industry, including regional manufacturing giants such as Nissan, and teaching at Sunderland reflects their requirements.

Teaching is also enriched by research into areas such as automotive mechatronics, manufacturing systems and advanced maintenance. This course will provide you with a good range of engineering skills and knowledge in manufacturing engineering and management as well as both the mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines.

Please contact us to discuss part-time options.

Why us?

  • 94.2% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK undergraduate students)
  • World-leading' research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Past Engineering students have secured paid placements with Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel

Course structure

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups.

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.

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)
  • Design, Drawing and Practical Skills (20 credits)
  • Manufacturing and Materials (20 credits)
  • Applied Mechanics (20 credits)
  • Energy Conversion (20 credits)
  • Electronic and Electrical Principles (20 credits)

 

Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Automation for Manufacturing (20 credits)
  • Manufacturing Processes (20 credits)
  • Design Methods and Applications (20 credits)
  • Electrical Power Systems and Machines (20 credits)
  • Electronics (20 credits)
  • Computer Aided Engineering (20 credits)

Year 3:

  • Work placement (optional)

Final year (national level 6):

  • Project (40 credits)
  • Manufacturing Systems Design (20 credits)
  • Professional Management Techniques (20 credits)
  • Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Maintenance Practices (20 credits)

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  • Formula Student is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as Patron Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers.

    Students are challenged to design, test, build and race a 600cc single-seat racing car against other universities in the Formula Student contest. The University of Sunderland's Formula Student Team is supported by industry and we are currently working with companies such as Wurth and Alice Racing. We operate a number of test vehicles and have access to the test track adjacent to Nissan MMUK in Sunderland.

    Formula Student / SU Racing
  • We’ve got thousands of books and e-books on engineering topics, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to-date academic and industry articles.

    Some of the most important sources for engineers include:

    • British Standards Online which offers more than 35,000 documents covering specifications for products, dimensions, performance and codes of practice
    • Abstracts from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology, including journals, technical reports and dissertations 
    • Science Direct, which offers more than 18,000 full-text journals published by Elsevier, with journals such as ‘Engineering Structures’, ‘Advanced Engineering Informatics’ and ‘Electric Power Systems Research’
    • Archives of publications from Emerald, including over 35,000 full-text engineering and management articles
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Facilities

Sunderland has excellent facilities with specialist laboratories and modelling software.

Entry requirements

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. 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.

Fees and finance

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK or EU
  • £10,750 if you arefrom outside the EU

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.

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Employment

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.

90% of our BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK students). This shows that there is considerable demand among employers for engineering graduates with the right mix of skills and experience.

Graduate success

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.

Placements

To further enhance employability we encourage you to apply for a 48-week placement where available between your second and final 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:

  • Jaguar
  • Vauxhall
  • Nissan
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Assystem
  • Cummins Engines
  • Delphi Powertrain Systems
  • Tata Steel
  • The quality of the teaching staff is great and the facilities are very good.
    Efe Igwe, Manufacturing Engineering (1 Year Top-Up) student

    Efe Igwe

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