Mechanical Engineering MEng - 2024/5

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

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

MOHAGHEGHIAN Iman (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

20/04/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The overarching aim of the MEng in Mechanical Engineering is to provide a broad education engineering in the early stages of the programme with opportunities for the student to specialise in the later stages. The programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of Mechanical engineering principles via the study of a range of modules. An individual project will be chosen by the student in Year 3 allowing them to assist with professional career development as a graduate engineer within industry or to serve as a precursor to academic research.
  • To ensure that our MEng programmes completely satisfy the CEng educational requirements thereby allowing our graduates to obtain professional recognition.
  • To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the role of the engineer in society and application of ethical and societal principles, including equality, diversity and inclusion principles within an engineering context.
  • To produce graduates equipped with subject specific knowledge and transferable skills aligned to the Surrey Pillars of graduate attributes and graduates capable of planning and managing their own life-long learning to equip them for roles in industry, in research, in development, in the professions, and/or in public service.
  • To provide opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their resourcefulness and resilience skills via use of authentic style coursework and assignments, working in teams and undertaking a major individual project in Year 3. This will build up a students personal confidence as they advance from well-structured problems to open-ended problems and individual and group project work.

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 problems, discussing the limitations of the techniques employed KC MEng M3
Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex problems KCP DipHE M4
Design solutions for complex problems that evidence some originality and meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health + safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards CPT CertHE M5
Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems. KC BEng (Hons), MEng M6 /C6
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems (to include the entire life-cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts CPT MEng M7
Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices informed by professional codes of conduct PT BEng (Hons), 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 BEng (Hons), MEng M9
Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks PT BEng (Hons), MEng M10
Adopt an inclusive approach to engineering practice and recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion PT BEng (Hons), MEng M11
Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate complex problems PT BEng (Hons), MEng M12
Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes, recognising their limitations KC BEng (Hons), MEng M13
Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems PT BEng (Hons), MEng M14
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights PT BEng (Hons), MEng M15
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team, demonstrating the ability to respond effectively to setbacks and evaluating the effectiveness of own and team performance PT MEng M16
Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences, evaluating the effectiveness of the methods used PT MEng M17
Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD KPT BEng (Hons), MEng M18
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex problems KCP Ord, BEng (Hons) C1
Analyse complex problems to reach substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles KC Ord, BEng (Hons) C2
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems, recognising the limitations of the techniques employed KC Ord, BEng (Hons) C3
Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to address complex problems KCPT Ord, BEng (Hons) C4
Design solutions for complex problems that meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate to include consideration of applicable health + safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards KP Ord, BEng (Hons) C5

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
or do not select Advanced Research Project and select 1 from the listed 4 optional modules
Semester 2: If Advanced Research Project was selected in Semester 1, select 1 optional module from the listed 3 optional modules. If Advanced Research Project was not selected in Semester 1, select 2 optional modules from the listed 3 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
or do not select Advanced Research Project and select 1 from the listed 4 optional modules
Semester 2: If Advanced Research Project was selected in Semester 1, select 1 optional module from the listed 3 optional modules. If Advanced Research Project was not selected in Semester 1, select 2 optional modules from the listed 3 optional modules.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

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 2024/5 academic year.