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Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has a rich cultural heritage and traces its origins back to 1823.

It is now proud to be a new civic university offering degrees that are driven by internationally acclaimed research and based on practical learning. The university is ranked among the world's top 150 universities by The Young University Rankings 2019.

LJMU is one of the UK’s leading engineering schools with a supportive staff team and excellent facilities including engine test facilities, materials testing laboratories and digital design studios operational at its franchise campuses, which you have full use of in practical sessions.

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering - An Overview

On this BEng (Hons) degree course you will acquire an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles and advanced design technology as well as the problem-solving and management skills required to be a successful mechanical engineer.

This degree allows you to unlock your creative potential and build technical expertise that will help you become a highly skilled, work-ready and internationally accredited graduate.

By studying the professionally-accredited BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Liverpool John Moores University you will have access to leading organizations and industry professionals plus exciting paid work placements. Such professional experience will enhance your CV and open up exciting career opportunities.

Additionally studying for Mechanical Engineering with LJMU will allow you to benefit from:

  • Excellent student support from UK academic tutors and technical staff in both practical and academic activities throughout all levels of study
  • Professionally-accredited, design-led engineering curriculum which emphasizes developing understanding through application, with the opportunity to complete engineering design and analysis projects
  • Well-equipped laboratories and workshops with state-of-the-art software and excellent technical support with access to a personal copy of software
  • Mentor ship from Professional engineers who regularly contribute to courses, and industrial visits which provide insights into careers in professional engineering
  • Practically delivered degree watch utilizing industry standard software

Programme Structure, Course Catalogue and Specifications

LJMU is recognized for its excellent record in engineering research in collaboration with industry and academic partners from the UK and around the world. This application-oriented research and the transfer of expertise between the academic team and industry help maintain the relevance of course materials. Since many of the academic team also have professional industrial experience at senior levels, and all are engaged in research or scholarship which helps maintain the relevance of the curriculum delivered.

Enrolling on to this programme will thus allow you to benefit from academic expertise of LJMU Tutors throughout this qualification.

Teaching is via a combination of lectures supported by small, group tutorials, seminars and practical sessions.

1) On completion of a student's qualification, LJMU will award the degree.

2) Beaconhouse International College will arrange a convocation ceremony for all graduating students upon successful completion of their degree programme.

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Programme Structure

You study 20 courses over a period of four years to earn the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree.

Core Module Level - 4

  • Engineering Practice 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 1a
  • Applied Mechanics 1
  • Materials
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics 1b

Core Modules Level - 5

  • Engineering Practice 2
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Materials and Processes
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechatronics 2
  • Applied Mechanics 2
  • Mechanical Engineering Design 2
  • Mechanics

During the sandwich year the students will undergo an Industrial Project

Four Core Modules Level - 6

  • Engineering Project
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Industrial Management
  • Mechanical Engineering Design 3

Any Two Optional Modules

  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (Optional)
  • Materials Engineering (Optional)
  • Manufacturing Processes and Industrial Automation (Optional)
  • Vehicle Dynamics (Optional)
  • Thermodynamics (Optional)
  • Structural Integrity (Optional)
  • Dynamics and Control (Optional)

Assessment Methods

Assessment is usually via a combination of exams and coursework, and sometimes by a portfolio of work, depending on the subject. A final year project gives you the chance to work independently and contributes considerably to your final mark. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via our virtual learning environment, face-to-face or as written comments. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Each Module of BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programm is assessed with approximately 60% of the assessments via coursework submission, and 40% by examination. However, this percentage may vary for different modules.

To be eligible for the degree, you must:

  • Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
  • 112 UCAS Points at A’ Level with minimum grade C in Mathematics and one of the following subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Further Maths, Engineering)
  • or
    BTEC Award (provided grade DMM or above is achieved) in an Engineering discipline with a distinction grade in the Further Mathematics unit.
    HSSC - Intermediate / Higher Secondary Certificate: entry to level 4 requires a 75% overall award mark; mathematics passed at 70% or above in final year, passes in physics and chemistry.
    Any other relevant high school qualifications
  • Provide proof of competence in English and Mathematics by having UK GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at grade C. Otherwise a test of proficiency may be required.
  • Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision will be taken at the discretion of the Liverpool John Moores University.

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering is accredited by Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This accreditation means your degree is a stepping stone towards registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Engineering Graduates can also go on to undertake further professional qualifications including;
  • Masters in Engineering (MEng) Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters in Engineering Management
  • Masters in Engineering with Specialization in: (Materials, Mechanics, Mechanics etc.)
Accredited MEng degrees enable graduates to gain CEng status without further study.

For BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, specific employment sectors include aerospace, automotive, power generation, engineering utilities, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, process industries, research and development, technical services, technical sales, consultancies and government agencies. Graduate engineering roles include:

  • project engineer leading and managing technical teams
  • product development engineer developing mechanical and electro/mechanical products and systems
  • design engineer designing cutting edge products
  • process engineer developing and maintaining manufacturing processes
See below for some profiles of graduates who have gone on to find career success after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University.

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