Virtually every product in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a mechanical engineer. It is not surprising therefore that Mechanical Engineering is regarded as one of the most diverse engineering disciplines.
This programme offers up a learning experience specifically aimed at enhancing skills for the oil and gas industry.
Mechanical engineering is concerned with creative and imaginative use of engineering principles and science to shape the world around us, through the development of new materials, technologies, processes and products. Mechanical engineers design and develop everything that moves or has moving parts, ranging from space craft and aeroplanes to racing cars, from household goods like refrigerators to the small motors that turn a CD in a CD player, from robotic control of machinery to nanotechnologies, from mechanical hearts and artificial limbs to fitness machines, and from oil and gas exploration and production technologies to wind turbines.
The oil and gas industry in the UK has grown and strived over the last 40 years because of the engineering skills and developments in technology that have been brought to the market. As the industry continues to adapt for the next 40 years, the need for experienced, forward-thinking engineers has never been greater.
This programme follows the same structure as our BEng Mechanical Engineering degree but with the introduction of a range of courses in years 3 and 4 which focus on the needs of the Oil and Gas industry.
AT A GLANCE
|On Campus Learning
- Principles of Electronics (NT1008) – 15 Credit Points
- CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice (NT1010) – 15 Credit Points
- Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (NT1012) – 15 Credit Points
- Electronics Design (NT1501) – 15 Credit Points
- Engineering Mathematics 1 (NT1504) – 15 Credit Points
- Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (NT1510) – 15 Credit Points
- Professional Skills Part 1 (NT1001)
Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (NT2004) – 15 Credit Points
- Process Engineering (NT2011) – 15 Credit Points
- Engineering Mathematics 2 (NT2012) – 15 Credit Points
- Solids and Structures (NT2502) – 15 Credit Points
- Design and Computing in Engineering Practice (NT2501) – 15 Credit Points
- Electrical and Mechanical Systems (NT2503) – 15 Credit Points
Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.
This programme follows the same as the standard Mechanical degree with the inclusion of one different course.
- Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (NT3007) – 15 Credit Points
- Stress Analysis A (NT3015) – 15 Credit Points
- Fluid Mechanics (NT3019) – 15 Credit Points
- Engineering Materials (NT3028) – 15 Credit Points
- Dynamics 1 (NT3511) – 15 Credit Points
- Engineering Thermodynamics (NT3521) – 10 Credit Points
- Design of Mechanical Elements (NT3522) – 10 Credit Points
- Drilling and Well Engineeering (NT3595) – 15 Credit Points
- Project and Safety Management (NT3599) – 10 Credit Points
There are two options of study in year 4. Three compulsory courses are studied and students can then choose between a range of different project options.
- Fluid Dynamics (NT40JJ) – 10 Credit Points
- Petroleum Production Engineering and Technology (NT4018) – 10 Credit Points
- Dynamics 2 (NT40MU) – 10 Credit Points
Select one of the following options:
- BEng Individual Project (NT4014)
- Nonlinear Mechanics (NT4529)
- Group Design Project (BEng) (NT4578)
- Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice
- Engineering Project Abroad (BEng) (NT4011)
- Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice in the first half session
- BEng Individual Project (NT4014) – 30 Credit Points
- Engineering Project Abroad (BEng) (NT4011) – 60 Credit Points
- Group Design Project (BEng) (NT4578) – 15 Credit Points
- Nonlinear Mechanics (NT4529) – 15 Credit Points
What You'll Study
The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year.
It is possible to move between MEng and BEng and this can be accomplished at any point until the second half session of fourth year. Successful BEng candidates will be offered the chance to change to the MEng and there is no quota, meaning that if grade requirements are met that transfer is guaranteed.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:
- coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
- practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
- written examinations at the end of each course.
The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.
Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
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Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*)
Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission.
Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)
Applicants who achieve our Minimum entry requirements over S4 and S5 are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.
Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics*)
Applicants who meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria and who achieve good performance in Maths and one other subject may be made an adjusted offer of entry. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.
* These subjects can be either held at the time of application or be achieved during the appropriate admissions cycle.
Standard: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may be made an offer of admission.
Minimum: BBC (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered.
Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics)
Applicants who meet one or more Widening Participation criteria and who are predicted to achieve a good performance in Mathematics and one other subject may be made an Adjusted offer of entry.
FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES
Please note: for entry to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering an SQA Higher or GCE A Level or equivalent qualification in Chemistry is required for entry to year 1, in addition to the general Engineering requirements.
English Language Requirements
English Language Requirements
To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Northampton University it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL – 6.0 with: Listening – 5.5; Reading – 5.5; Speaking – 5.5; Writing – 6.0
OVERALL – 78 with: Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing – 21
OVERALL – 54 with: Listening – 51; Reading – 51; Speaking – 51; Writing – 54
Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:
OVERALL – 169 with: Listening – 162; Reading – 162; Speaking – 162; Writing – 169
How to apply
This programm by online learning has start dates in September and January of each academic year.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible; this is particularly important for applicants who may need to allow sufficient time to take an English language test
Applications are made online via the University Application Service, EUCLID.
Please follow the instructions carefully and make sure that you have included the following documentation with your application:
- Degree certificates showing award of degree.
- Previous academic transcripts for all past degree programmes.
- A reference in support or your application. The reference should be academic and dated no earlier than one year from the start of study on the LLM programme.
- Evidence of English language proficiency, if required.
If you are currently studying for your degree or you are not in a possession of an English test result you may still apply to the programme. Please note that it is your responsibility to submit the necessary documents.
After you apply
After your application has been submitted you will be able to track its progress through the University’s applicant hub.
Application processing times will vary however the admissions team will endeavour to process your application within four to six weeks of submission. Please note that missing documentation will delay the application process.
You will be informed as soon as possible of the decision taken. Three outcomes are possible:
- You may be offered a place unconditionally
- You may be offered a conditional place, which means that you must fulfil certain conditions that will be specified in the offer letter. Where a conditional offer is made, it is your responsibility to inform the College Postgraduate Office when you have fulfilled the requirements set out.
- Your application may be unsuccessful. If your application has not been successful, you can request feedback from us or refer to our guidance for unsuccessful applicants, which explains some of the common reasons we why we reach this decision.
View the University’s guidance for unsuccessful applicants
Terms and conditions of admissions
The University’s terms and conditions form part of your contract with the University, and you should read them, and our data protection policy, carefully before applying.
Northampton University admissions terms and conditions