Course Enquiries - UK
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Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 020 7815 7815Get in touch
If you have a HND in Mechanical Engineering and are looking to extend your technical and application skills, then this one-year Top-up course is for you. Design and develop engineering systems for a variety of fields in today's fast-changing marketplace, focusing on manufacturing. Expect to gain industry-critical skills in team work and leadership, and learn to communicate effectively and exchange ideas with specialist professionals and a wider audience.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2021.
We’ll help you to gain the expertise to solve complex and challenging problems, the very knowledge that enables you to make a positive difference in mechanical engineering. With practical skills including basic manufacturing and measurement, the know-how to set up projects and manage them and the ability to approach design problems in a creative way.
Every decision a professional engineer takes has wider social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations – we’ll teach you about this too. You can be sure of one thing – that you’ll graduate confident in your ability to take your next career step.
Mechanical engineers work in almost every sector you can think of – energy, transport, aviation, robotics, pharmaceuticals and the motor or marine industries. As an engineer, you can be a problem-solver, a technical specialist, a manager...the types of projects you’ll work on are interesting and varied and there’ll always be something new to motivate and inspire you.
By completing this BEng (Hons) Top-up course successfully you open the door to a further postgraduate qualification and with it the option to become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
Take a look at some potential careers, including mechanical engineer, on Prospects.
Our graduates work with world-class companies including Rolls-Royce, KBR and EDF in roles within research and development, design, manufacture, testing and installation.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
We’ve been educating professional engineers for over 100 years and in that time we’ve made a lot of industry contacts. We have a panel of advisers from the industry to make sure that the course content is up-to-date and matches employers’ needs. This means our graduates are in demand!
You can expect opportunities to work on live briefs and enterprise projects with industry partners and to hear guest lectures from world-renowned companies, such as Rolls Royce.
Your lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields, so everything we do is industry relevant. You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Taking on both group and individual projects, we assess your work through a mixture of coursework and exams, with project and laboratory work counting towards your final award.
We also teach you the life skills of effective communication, problem solving, project planning and team working that will set you apart and give you the best chance of getting the job you want after you graduate.
The amount of project-based learning that you'll do on an engineering degree varies from university to university. At LSBU we offer 'design-make-test' projects throughout the degree course rather than concentrating them all into your final year. This means that you'll adapt theoretical principles to solve real-world engineering problems very early on in your university career.
Your experience delivering innovation will make you attractive to employers. Innovation is at the very heart of what an engineer does on a day-to-day basis. Engineers look for practical ways of making things better, more efficient, cheaper, safer, stronger, more resilient, quicker, more integrated and more effective. Our engineering courses will teach you first-hand how to develop these crucial skills and traits.
As an Engineering student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least twice a semester. Some meetings will be one-to-one and others will be in small groups. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person.
The course director will ensure that all applicants meet and exceed the required pre-requisites on a case by case basis where a pre-inspection of the L5 or equivalent curriculum has not been performed.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.
Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
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For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
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