Why study BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at BU?

  • Choose to take the course as either a BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or MEng (Master of Engineering) qualification 
  • As well as giving you a solid grounding in engineering, the course provides an inspirational insight into emerging technologies within the sector and how to apply them to real-world situations  
  • Learn from industry-seasoned academics, practitioners and guest speakers 
  • You’ll have access to state-of-the-art Innovation Centre, a designated space for Design and Engineering students 
  • Take part in a career-affirming minimum 30-week period in a work placement, helping you to make contacts and boost your potential within the profession. Within 15 months of graduating, 90% of our students are in employment or further study
  • Exhibit your work at the Festival of Design & Engineering, one of BU’s longest running events, giving the public and potential employers an insight into your work.   

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the engineering and technology skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

What is it like to study BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering?

Course accreditation 

The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to meet in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). The Foundation Year is not accredited.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year. Foundation year: 5 years with a minimum 30-week placement or 4 years full-time.

Accreditations:

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Required subjects:

Mathematics and a Science or Technology subject

Entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels in required subjects, or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM in a required subject. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.