Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical (Honours)

The University of Sunderland offers a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours), with three years of course work and an optional, but highly recommended, work placement for one year. The program covers a range of engineering theories and applications such as mechanics, electrical principles, manufacturing, thermodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics, and more. With a strong foundation in technical knowledge and skills, graduates of the program see themselves in a variety of career pathways such as design, process, manufacturing, and management.

Entry Requirements
The University of Sunderland has specific requirements per student country of origin. To get a more comprehensive admission requirement, click here. Below are the general requirements:
  • Completion of Secondary School or High School, with a minimum grade of 70%

  • Depending on the country of origin, an Integrated Foundational Year may be required in preparation for the bachelor’s degree

  • Personal statement

  • Reference

  • Proof of English Proficiency

    • minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, and at least 6 in Reading, Speaking and Listening

    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) any score above 180

    • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) no score lower than 170

    • Full list of accepted proof of English proficiency listed here

    • Students who fall slightly below the accepted grade can take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course (5-20 weeks) in the University, the length of which is determined by how far the test results are from the accepted minimum IELTS score.

Program Requirements
Students must complete and pass 360 credit courses to graduate and earn the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) degree. The program has an optional one-year work placement, usually paid, that is scheduled between the 2nd and final year.

Curriculum Overview
Year 1:
  • Electronic and Electrical Principles (20 credits)

  • Applied Mechanics (20 credits)

  • Design, Drawing, and Practical Skills (20 credits)

  • Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)

  • Manufacturing and Materials (20 credits)

  • Energy Conversion (20 credits)

Year 2:
  • Thermofluids and Engines (20 credits)

  • Computer-Aided Engineering (20 credits)

  • Design Methods and Applications (20 credits)

  • Engineering Mechanics (20 credits)

  • Manufacturing Processes (20 credits)

  • Automation for Manufacturing (20 credits)

Year 3:
  • Work placement (optional)

Final year:
  • Individual Project (40 credits)

  • Manufacturing Systems Designs (20 credits)

  • Professional Management Techniques (20 credits)

  • Engineering Dynamics and Thermofluids (20 credits)

  • Mechanical Design and Materials Selection (20 credits)

Career Outcomes
Mechanical Engineering graduates enter a variety of industry such as:
  • manufacturing

  • automotive

  • construction

  • power generation

  • resource exploration

  • transportation

  • consulting

  • research