Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

You’ll study in our dedicated engineering labs in Chelmsford, using top-of-the range facilities. These include CAD/CAM and engineering computer modelling centres, industrial-scale CNC milling and lathe machines, metal and plastic rapid prototyping machines, welding equipment, electronic testing and measuring equipment, and much more.

Course details

From day one, you’ll get involved in hands-on projects with other engineering students, developing your teamwork, management and leadership skills and learning how to analyse and solve problems creatively.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

While studying Mechanical Engineering at ARU, you’ll develop both your academic and practical skills, becoming an analytical and creative problem-solver, exploring how engineering works and how to achieve results within financial constraints. You’ll use testing and measurement equipment, learn how to specify and design electronics subsystems, and use computer-based and mathematical methods to model and analyse mechanical engineering problems.


Entry requirements

80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

3 GCSEs including English Language and Science grade C, or grade 4 or above, and Maths grade B or grade 6 or above.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


As a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering graduate, you’ll be able to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status after a period of initial professional development in industry.

Qualified mechanical engineers are in high demand nationally and internationally, commanding an impressive average salary. With experience, you could further increase your earning power by progressing to senior design or project management roles.


We’ll use a range of assessment methods to check your progress throughout the course. These include exams, essays and reports, work relating to practical classes and demonstrations, log books, presentations and posters.

  • Design and Manufacturing Project (60 credits)
  • Applied Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Materials and Mechanical Structures (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (15 credits)
  • Product Development and Quality Engineering Project (60 credits)
  • Thermofluids
  • Advanced Engineering Skills
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Engineering Simulation and Optimisation Project (60 credits)
  • Vibration and Control (15 credits)
  • Research Methods and Individual Project
  • Mechatronics (15 credits)