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Mechanical Engineering MEng - 2022/3

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MEng Mechanical Engineering

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Mechanical Engineering
DipHE Mechanical Engineering
CertHE Mechanical Engineering
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
The accredited MEng fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFC15001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFC15001 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

100190

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor), Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes : UK-SPEC (Engineering Council UK)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Programme Leader

LO Eric (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/05/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • Develop in graduates the knowledge, understanding, practical and inter-personal transferable skills so as to prepare them for practice as professional engineers and scientists in industry, the public services and the academic world.
  • Incorporate specialisation in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Provide additional deepening and broadening in both theory and application beyond the BEng programme.
  • Match the standards required for the full educational base of a chartered engineer.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex problems. K MEng M1
Develop critical awareness of wider context of engineering and new developments KC MEng M1
Formulate and analyse complex problems to reach substantiated conclusions. KC MEng M2
Evaluate available data using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles KC MEng M2
Use engineering judgment to work with information that may be uncertain or incomplete and discuss the limitations of the techniques employed KC MEng M2
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex engineering problems KC MEng M3
Discuss limitations of computational and analytical modelling techniques for a given application KC MEng M3
Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex problems KCP MEng M4
Design solutions for complex engineering problems that evidence some originality CP MEng M5
Consider health + safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards CPT MEng M5
Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems KC MEng M6
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems and minimise adverse impacts CPT MEng M7
Consider the entire life-cycle of a product or process PT MEng M7
Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices PT MEng M8
Be aware of professional codes of conduct P MEng M8
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity PT MEng M9
Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks PT MEng M10
Adopt an inclusive approach to engineering practice PT MEng M11
Recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion PT MEng M11
Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate complex problems PT MEng M12
Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes, recognising their limitations KC MEng M13
Recognise the limitations of materials, equipment engineering technologies and processes KC MEng M13
Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems PT MEng M14
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management PT MEng M15
Apply knowledge of relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights PT MEng M15
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team. PT MEng M16
Evaluate effectiveness of own and team performance PT MEng M16
Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences PT MEng M17
Evaluate the effectiveness of chosen methods of communication PT MEng M17
Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD PT MEng M18

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 7). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Semester 1: Choose Advanced Research Project and then 1 from the listed 6 optional modules or do not select Advanced Research Project and select 2 from the listed 6 optional modules
Semester 2: If Advanced Research Project was selected in Semester 1, select 2 optional modules from the listed 9 optional modules. If Advanced Research Project was not selected in Semester 1, select 3 optional modules from the listed 9 optional modules.

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP012 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Core 120 Year-long

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Semester 1: Choose Advanced Research Project and then 1 from the listed 6 optional modules or do not select Advanced Research Project and select 2 from the listed 6 optional modules
Semester 2: If Advanced Research Project was selected in Semester 1, select 2 optional modules from the listed 9 optional modules. If Advanced Research Project was not selected in Semester 1, select 3 optional modules from the listed 9 optional modules.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Other information

Note that for MEng students the PTY may be taken either between FHEQ Levels 5 + 6, or between FHEQ Levels 6 + 7.

To remain on the MEng Programme or to transfer in from the BEng programme, a student, in addition to the normal progression requirements, is normally required to achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50% at the end of FHEQ Level 6. MEng students dropping below an aggregate mark of 50% in FHEQ level 6 may exit on the corresponding accredited BEng programme as long as they have achieved 360 credits.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.