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B Eng (Hons) Mechanical
Engineering (Mechatronics)

This is a Top-up degree programme awarded by the University of the West of England (UWE).

This Mechanical Engineering Degree (Mechatronics) will develop the core talent for the automated industrial environment. As factories move towards to fewer-humans and more robots, these graduates will be leading the charge to design, build, install, and maintain these cutting edge robots.

12 Months
223 Students
Top-Up

O/L & A/L

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University of the West of England (UWE)

located in Bristol, is a modern university with roots that date back to the founding of the 16th century Bristol Society of Merchant Venturers' Navigation School. Today, UWE has more than 27,000 students, 4,000 of whom are international hailing from 140 different countries. The university offers over 600 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level, with a broad subject portfolio encompassing the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology.

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Introduction 

Why study mechanical engineering?

Engineers constantly ask questions and explore new ideas. They play an important role in developing the world around us - whether that's through the initial design and manufacture of products, or through their development, management or marketing. A degree in Mechanical Engineering will challenge you and transform the way you learn, giving you the opportunity to use your skills in any sector you wish.

Why UWE Bristol?

Develop your understanding of stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, mechatronics, materials and manufacture, and maths. You'll be taught in our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and all of the latest high-tech equipment, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines. Choose your modules in a way that allows you to specialise with your chosen career in mind. Gain an inside track on the profession through factory visits and professional briefings with industry-leading organisations across the UK.

This course is developed alongside our partner employers to make sure you're industry ready when you graduate. They also provide you with placement opportunities, as well as advice on CV-writing, interview techniques and industry issues. You'll share modules with aerospace and automotive engineering students in your first year. This means that you can transfer onto one of these courses if your focus changes. Depending on your second year results, you may also be able to extend your studies by a year to graduate with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering.

Join us in using the power of engineering to explore, take risks and find ways to change the world for the better.

Where can it take me?

Mechanical engineers are sought after for traditional engineering jobs and the product development process. They are also highly regarded in the world of financial business.

You'll also be in demand to help maximise usage of high capital plants and operations such as power stations, oil refineries and hospitals.

 

DYNAMICS

15 Credits | 75% Exam – 25% Coursework

Basic Dynamics, Rigid Body Motion, Vector Methods, Single Dot Vibration
Vibration
Damping and it’s effects
Forced Oscillation
Introduction to 2 depth of field
1-d wave equations
Mechanisms
Vector analysis of mechanisms for position, velocity and acceleration
Crank-slider mechanisms

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

15 Credits | 50% Exam – 50% Coursework

Design codes and standards
Energy methods in structural analysis
Impact
Fatigue analysis
Fracture mechanics
creep and plastic stress analysis

DESIGN AND ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS

30 Credits | 25% Exam – 75% Coursework

Design and application of machine elements
Application of Electromechanical elements
Materials of construction
Manufacture of mechanical elements
Design and realization of electromechanical systems

ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

15 Credits | 100% Exam

The principles and practice of a number of conventional and renewable power generation systems including technical, economic, environmental and political considerations. Review of basic concepts of energy, power and efficiency; energy use inhuman activity. Renewable Energy systems: power from water, wind, biomass, solar electricitygeneration and solar thermal systems. Overview of power from nuclear energy Basics of electrical machines and distribution networks; structure of the Singapore electricity industry. Energy use in Transport; future vehicle developments

STRESS ANALYSIS

15 Credits | 75% Exam – 25% coursework

Stress concentration
bending of composite beams
torsion
elastic plastic analysis
buckling of struts
beam deflections
Mohrs circle for stress and strain
Rosette analysis
Failure criteria for ductile and brittle materials

CONTROL ENGINEERING

15 credits | 100% exam

System modelling
Time response of first and second order systems
Block diagram representation
Frequency response of first and second order
System identification
S-Plane and Root Loci
Controllers (PID, IP-D, etc)

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

30 credits | 100% coursework

This module is designed to give the student an opportunity to undertake individual and self-directed work, in an area of their choice, related to their award, and to further develop their engineering-based knowledge. The project may encompass any aspect of engineering, and may result from a student’s industrial work, personal interest or experience at the university. The learning will be predominantly independent, self-directed study, with the support of a project supervisor / the module leader.

MATERIALS FOR SEMICONDUCTORS

30 credits | 25% exam – 75% coursework

Material Science Concepts
Electrical and thermal conduction of solids
Modern theory of solids
Semiconductors, electronic ceramics and polymers
Dielectric materials and insulation
Magnetic properties of materials
Optical properties of materials
Superconductivity
Processes in semiconductor manufacturing

INTEGRATED ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

15 credits | 25% exam – 75% coursework

Controls Review and introduction to LabView
Low-level interfacing of software with hardware
High-level graphical programming tools to implement real-time computation tasks
Digital logic
Analog interfacing and power amplifiers
Measurement and sensing
Electromagnetic and optical transducers
Control of mechatronic systems

A growing demand for professionals to understand the business aspects of running a company, building technology and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) used in the project management of construction.

Awarding Body

University of the West of England (UWE), located in Bristol, is a modern university with roots that date back to the founding of the 16th century Bristol Society of Merchant Venturers’ Navigation School. Today, UWE has more than 27,000 students, 4,000 of whom are international hailing from 140 different countries. The university offers over 600 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level, with a broad subject portfolio encompassing the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology.

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