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Faculty of Science and Engineering

Mechanical and Energy Engineering


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UCAS code: HJ37

What you'll study

The first two years of this course are common to all mechanical engineering degrees at Hull. This is to give you a broad-based education encompassing all the major subject areas before you specialise from Year 3 onwards.

Your studies will include a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, computer laboratory work and workshop practicals. The study of manufacturing methods, commercial management and production management – along with the mathematical knowledge to underpin the mechanical engineering theories you learn – ensures that your education is comprehensive and multidisciplinary.

All BEng and MEng Mechanical Engineering programmes are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). BEng programmes fully meet the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meet the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. MEng programmes fully meet the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Mathematical Tools and Concepts

  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

  • Introduction to Design and Mechanical Engineering Practice

  • Mathematics and Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Mechanical Engineering Science

  • Engineering Global Challenge 1

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Mathematics and Control for Engineers

  • Mechanical Engineering Design

  • Stress Analysis and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems

  • Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers

  • Materials and Manufacture

  • Engineering Global Challenge 2

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

In the third year, you will study topics specific to the energy engineering element of the programme.

Core modules

  • Individual Project (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Stress Analysis and Applications of Finite Element Analysis

  • Thermofluids and Acoustics

Optional modules

  • Materials Selection, Design and the Environment

  • Lean Manufacture and Business Improvement

  • Applications of Dynamics and Vibrations in Mechanical Systems

  • Computer Aided Analysis and CADCAM

Integrated Masters

* Modules are subject to availability

The final year is much more specialised, with a research project which allows you to apply your skills and your passion to produce work at the cutting-edge of mechanical and energy engineering.

Core modules

  • Group Project (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Sustainable Engineering Systems

  • Energy Technologies

  • Statistical Methods and Reliability Engineering

  • Building Energy Systems: Design and Practice

“When I went into the workshops and saw what they had, that was when I said to myself that I had to come here to study.”

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"I love it because I like being hands on, using these machines."

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More about this course

The Humber region is rapidly emerging as Europe’s renewable energy capital, with engineering giant Siemens and its partner Associated British Ports investing £310 million in a wind turbine production facility at Green Port Hull, creating a range of rewarding positions for talented engineering graduates. The University of Hull is renowned for producing students with real-world, hands-on experience, and this highly practical course will provide you with the specific engineering knowledge and skills, along with the expertise on energy management and environmental impact, you need to forge a career in this rapidly expanding and exciting sector.

Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability by spending your penultimate year either applying the theory learned in previous years to real life projects on industrial placement, or by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. The quality of the student experience here continues to resonate with undergraduates: mechanical engineering courses at Hull were rated in the top three among northern universities for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2015.

Teaching and Learning

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Rated top five in the UK for student satisfaction and scored 10/10 for the progress our students make in the 2018 Guardian University Guide.

Study with professional and practising engineers – equipping you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career.

We keep up-to-date with emerging technologies to ensure you'll receive expert teaching of the most advanced ideas and techniques.

Hull has a long history of accreditation from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. This year, we're undergoing re-accreditation.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 120 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in Maths at Grade C or above, or alternative Level 3 qualification.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 including 5 in HL Maths
  • Access to HE Diploma: Suitable for BEng route only with transfer to MEng subject to satisfactory progress. 
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: Engineering including merit in core and optional maths units.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Prospects for our engineering graduates continue to be excellent, and many receive firm offers of employment even before graduating. A report from industry body EngineeringUK highlighted a current annual shortfall of 55,000 skilled workers in the engineering sector – meaning that suitably qualified engineers have rarely been in higher demand.

Your career prospects are enhanced by our close collaboration with the industry to ensure that our course meets the requirements of potential employers. You will also benefit from a wealth of advice, information and guidance provided by the University Careers and Employability Service, both during your degree and after graduation. Unlike most universities, we do not impose a time limit after which careers support is withdrawn.

With regard to career-entry salaries, engineering graduates (along with those from mathematical sciences, technology and architecture courses) are second only to medicine and dentistry graduates*. Chartered Engineers enjoy significant pay rises that continue to outstrip the cost of living.

*Engineering UK 2014, ‘The State of Engineering’.