London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Our Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means that it is a step towards qualifying as a Chartered Engineer. Chartered Engineers typically earn more than their colleagues, and our degree has been designed in accordance with IMechE's guidelines to ensure that our graduates are enthusiastic, articulate and motivated, as well as being recognised internationally as highly competent engineering graduates who are aware of their obligations and committed to lifelong learning ' qualities that employers will immediately attribute to you upon seeing that you studied at LSBU. An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords

Course Modules

Year 1: engineering mathematics and modelling; design and practice; engineering principles; mechanical principles. Year 2: engineering design and sustainability; solid mechanics and dynamics; advanced engineering mathematics and modelling; thermo fluids; principles of control; machine drives and mechatronics. Year 3: optional placement. Year 4: project; manufacturing systems and materials technologies; dynamics and systems modelling; innovation and enterprise; thermo fluids and turbo machinery; control engineering.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time Day
BEng (Hons)
4 years
Sandwich
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120-128
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • IELTS
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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77% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 61%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 82%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£35,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 80
Studying 5
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 0
Unknown 0

31% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 52%

Total Coursework: 42%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation