BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (2+2, 4+0)
Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
For the 2+2 programmes, you will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 programmes, you will spend your entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities.
Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three- year degree programme, or a four- year programme with a preliminary year. enabling The preliminary year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.
Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin here. If your country is not listed, please email email@example.com.
If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese version prospectus.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution), you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:
- IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for three-year programme;
- IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for four-year programme;
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for three-year programme;
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for four-year programme.
You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of “"admission”" is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis., Iif your parents or guardians give provide their written agreement, in advance, to additional safeguards and requirements. Visit here for more information.
We apply our scientific knowledge to solving problems and designing machines that help us to enjoy a better lifestyle. We work in every sector of industry, in areas such as design, development, research, consultancy, and manufacture or marketing, combining technical and managerial expertise.
The course provides an excellent foundation in engineering science and design and also offers opportunities to develop specialist knowledge in areas such automotive and aerospace engineering.
Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all the engineering disciplines and graduates find employment in every sector of industry.
For domestic students, the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system. It is based on a four-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at the University of Nottingham's UK campus.
For international students, the course structure follows the UK higher education system. It is based on a three-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at the University of Nottingham's UK campus.
The preliminary year in engineering aims to improve English language and study skills as well as enhance understanding of mathematics and the physical sciences.
CELEN048 Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts
CELEN052 UG English in Specific Academic Contexts B (Engineering; Comp Sci; Env'mental Sci & Architecture)
CELEN039 Foundation Science A: Physics
CELEN040 Foundation Science B: Chemistry
CELEN036 Foundation Algebra for Physical Sciences & Engineering
Foundation Calculus and Mathematical Techniques
CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A
CELEN082 Oral Communication Skills B
CELEN038 The Scientific Method
Year two and three provide a grounding in the broad fundamentals of mechanical engineering science and engineering design. The science subjects studied include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and electro-mechanical systems. In design, the emphasis is on project work and in both the first and second years, you will undertake a design, make and test project, which you will manufacture in the department's student workshop.
Typical year two modules
MMME1019 Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 1
MMME1039 Statics and Dynamics
MMME1044 Engineering Design and Design Project
MMME1043 Materials and Manufacturing
MMME1042 Mathematics for Engineers
MMME1041 Programming, Professional and Laboratory skills
Typical year three modules
MMME2015 Materials in Design
MATH2045 Advanced Mathematics and Statistics for Mechanical Engineers
MMME2014 Dynamics and Control
MMME2017 Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 2
MMME2038 Mechanics of Solids
MMME2042 Design, Manufacture and Project
MMME2012 Engineering Management 1
MMME2027 Electromechanical Devices
A major individual project makes up a quarter of your studies. This may involve computational and or experimental investigations often related to research activities within the department. You will also study a mix of compulsory and optional modules, the latter allowing you to tailor the course to your interests.
Typical year four modules
Compulsory - Students must take all modules in this group.
MMME3026 Computer Modelling Techniques
MMME3023 BEng Individual Project
MMME3030 Engineering Management 2
Restricted - Students must take a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 credits from this group
MMME3024 Computer Aided Engineering
MMME3040 Advanced Dynamics and Vibration
MMME3038 Thermofluids 3
MMME3025 Control and Instrumentation
MMME3036 Fibre Reinforced Composites Engineering
MMME3039 Stress Analysis and Material Models
Additional Course Choice: Additional course choice should be a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group. Additional module choice should be a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits. Remaining credits to consist of any other relevant module approved by the course director. A maximum of 20 credits can be taken in topics that are not directly related to engineering and its applications, subject to approval by the course director.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Careers and further study
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Career Development Office can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a broad range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
Among the 49 graduates from BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering in 2020, 45 chose to continue their studies. 80% ofthem were admitted into the top 50 universities in the world.
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Fees and funding
Mainland Chinese students
100,000 RMB / year
Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students
100,000 RMB / year
110,000 RMB / year
Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries
To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships.
Historically, nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.
Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China
T. +86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext. 8505
Faculty of Science and Engineering