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TA222
Mechanical Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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The BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering allows students to develop a deeper understanding of engineering principles and acquire the ability to quickly grasp engineering issues across a range of different fields. The graduate engineer will be able to offer solutions to problems that are driven by well-developed analytical and practical skills.

Mechanical engineers are trained to be creative and inventive and society calls upon them to solve many difficult problems as well as creating new devices such as medical instruments.

In the final year of the programme students are provided with a major design project and this important element of the programme is designed to develop problem solving, design, project management and communication 


 
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TA222 - Mechanical Engineering
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TA222 - Mechanical Engineering
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Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions. One of which must be C20174 or C20175 orC20139 or 5N1833 or 6N3395 (or OC1 in LCE Maths).

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In the present busy industrial environment there are excellent opportunities in the mechanical engineering field. The position of engineer will involve the application of design ideas related to the delivery of the prototype and the confirmation that the prototype operates within the required specifications outlined initially.



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