BSc (Hons) ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) (TOP UP

About This Course

This top-up degree, validated by the TEC Partnership, will enable current and previous Higher National Diploma (HND) Engineering students the ability to progress to level 6 studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Grimsby Institute.This programme will enable students to pursue professional careers in Mechanical Engineering at a graduate level, which requires the exercise of professional judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, and the ability to make engineering decisions in conformance with professional Engineering standards.

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Entry Requirements

Standard offer:
Students enrolling onto the BSc (Hons) Top-up in either Mechanical or Electrical & Electronic Engineering must have achieved on the Higher National Diploma in the respective discipline or on a similar qualification such as a Foundation Degree with appropriate relevance to Engineering, Mathematics and/or science. An entry test could be used to assess the learners to identify any gaps in fundamental prerequisite knowledge to ensure that the student is able to undertake the Level 6 Programme to a sufficient standard.

What You Will Learn

Level 6 (Honours Stage)

The programme is made up of a range of different modules:

Core Modules:

  • Engineering Management
  • Applications of Finite Element Analysis
  • Thermo-Fluids and Acoustics
  • Engineering Project/Dissertation


Optional Modules (choose one):

  • Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology
  • Advanced Maintenance Techniques

Learning & Teaching Methods

The assessment approach is designed to ensure the breadth and depth of your knowledge and understanding will be assessed. The methods used will be a combination of written, visual and spoken forms associated with assessments, such as: assignments/essays, exams, reports, presentations, and posters, as these will allow primary and secondary research to be applied. The visual assessments will use the poster method, whereas oral assessments will use either the presentation or demonstration method.

Programme Benefits

Engineering offers exciting career opportunities, it allows graduates to be creative, solve problems and explore how things work every day.

A career in engineering will provide:

  • Higher income potential Pursuing an undergraduate/graduate role rewards immensely. (i.e an average starting salary of around 24,000). With more experience, one may earn between 50,000 and 80,000 (National Careers Service).
  • Employability Engineers are constantly in high demand in many industries, such as petrochemical, aerospace, electronics, contracting and support industries. Due to the skills acquired, they can also gain employment in many other sectors.

For UK-domiciled, of first degree Engineering graduates from 2013/14 who had been studying Engineering full time, 56% had entered full-time work after 6 months, whilst a further 20% were pursuing further study.

Royal Academy of Engineering. 2020. Employment outcomes of engineering graduates: key factors and diversity characteristics. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/reports/employment-outcomes-of-engineering-graduates-key-f. [Accessed 15 May 2020].

International opportunities As a graduate engineer you could get the opportunity to work on industrial projects for large international companies and organisations on a global basis. You will get to experience different cultures and also greater employment prospects.

What Next?

This programme ultimately prepares students for post-graduate study with partner Institutions and/or a career or employment in the respective Engineering discipline. Aspirations of students are also boosted by significant growth of engineering job vacancies, both locally and nationally which is also echoed by recent data from the Labour Market Intelligence (LMI).

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