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Mechanical Engineering BEng Hons

What will you study?

Our expert tutors and world-leading resources will support the development of your analytical ability in dealing with complex systems. They will also enhance your creativity for solving problems and producing innovative designs.

Mechanical Engineering is a field covering any industry that uses moving parts, from construction to transport; medicine to manufacturing; renewable energy to consumer technology. Our three-year BEng degree programme gives you the skills necessary for the subject, with an applied focus on mechanical system designs. In your first year, you’ll study core Engineering and Engineering Mathematics subjects.

In your second year, your studies will continue and include more project work and during your final year you can specialise more – building teamwork skills while developing and indulging your passion for engineering.

Projects such as these help you gain solid experience and your combination of practical and analytical skills means you will have the option of entering an exciting variety of careers.

Where could it take you?

Many of our graduates go on to work with the companies we have strong links with, often starting on salaries in excess of £26,500 per annum. Recent Engineering graduates have embarked upon careers as electronic, mechanical, applications, design and nuclear systems engineers.

As well as specific technical knowledge, your Engineering degree teaches you skills of logical analysis, communication, problem-solving and project management. They are used by our graduates for work in design, project engineering and management, research, contracts, sales and marketing and data analysis. Our graduates also choose to continue their studies to MSc and PhD level.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: ABB inc Mathematics and aPhysical Science A-level

General Studies: Accepted as one of the best 3 grades if 4 A-levels are presented

Key skills: Not included in offer

Scottish Highers: BBBBB; Advanced Higher in Mathematics is helpful

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc:32 ptsoverall with 16 pts from best three HL courses inc. Mathematicss at higher level

BTEC: Overall grades of DDM including furtherMathematics modules

New UK 'Diploma' & Cambridge Pre-U: Contact us for information

Direct entry to second year: Appropriate qualifications include a good Higher National Diploma or Certificate in relevant subjects, or a Higher Diploma from polytechnics in Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates with other qualifications of comparable standing should write to enquire.

IELTS: 6.5

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2013.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.