Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering & Design
Engineering BSc (Hons)Discover
BSc with Foundation: H102
Full Time: 3 years
Full Time Foundation: 4 years
Part Time: 4 - 6 years
Fees UK 24/25:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
Fees International 24/25:
Full Time: £15,200
Integrated Foundation Year: £15,200
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
Engineering is an evolving sector that needs engineers with a wide variety of knowledge and skills. The University of Northampton’s Engineering BSc (Hons) degree will give you the foundations, key principles and professional skills you need in modern engineering and related industries. Our staff have significant industrial experience and use the latest learning and teaching technology.
This engineering degree has been accredited by IMechE under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree in engineering meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
During your first year studying Engineering BSc (Hons), you will be introduced to the fundamental principles and concepts of engineering, along with knowledge and understanding of technical requirements and management issues. You will also cover design and analytical principles and materials science.
In your second year of your engineering degree programme, you have the chance to do an optional industrial placement with your employer if you have one, an independently sourced placement or a paid placement (placements awarded on a competitive basis) through the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP).
In the second year, we will extend your knowledge and skills to more complex issues. We encourage you to work in an industrial setting so that you can work alongside professional, experienced engineers to solve real problems. We will work with the companies and oversee the work that you do to make sure you have the best possible learning environment. This experience will develop your problem-solving, and analytical skills and you will have the opportunity to use advanced computer aided engineering software packages. Your second year will also include project or case study work to demonstrate your learning and skills that you have developed through the course.
The final year of the degree in engineering will develop your skills and abilities further, encouraging independent critical thinking and evaluation of engineering technologies. We will look at computer simulation and modelling, current quality and manufacturing practices, and the applications of technology for solving real engineering problems. You will also work on a substantial project, which is often industry based or industry related.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
A typical offer for the engineering degree would be:
Applicants need to hold GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above (or recognised Level 2 equivalent).
We welcome applications from students with a mix of A levels and BTEC/Cambridge Technical qualifications.
For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.
If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.
Admission to this foundation course is normally:
However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study. Entry requirements are as follows:
All International and EU students applying for a course with the University of Northampton must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees quoted for the Engineering BSc degree relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for the engineering degree for 2024 entry
Fees quoted for the Engineering BSc degree relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2023 entry.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join this full time Engineering degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your engineering degree, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
*UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).
The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for an engineering degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.
If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.
Our four-year engineering course will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.
We use a variety of innovative study methods to help you address new challenges and theoretical learning complemented by practical classes and lab exercises to enhance your experience and develop your hands-on skills. You will be immersed in the multidisciplinary field of engineering by using computer simulation tools, mechanical and embedded system design.
Each 20-credit module on the degree in engineering consists of 200 hours in total, which will be broken down to individual study, lecture and seminars, laboratories, assessment and other course related activities.
You will be assessed through:
Coursework is used to assess specific learning outcomes and offer the opportunity for you to develop transferable skills in terms of research, communication skills, problem solving, oral presentation skills, group activities and time management.
This engineering degree will enable you to enter careers in a diverse range of engineering sectors, including:
If you graduate with a 2:2 or higher, you will be eligible to apply for an additional year and gain an Advanced Design and Manufacturing MSc.
Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Special features for the degree in engineering include:
Engineering BSc students have access to specialist laboratories for electronics and mechanical engineering, as well as to fully equipped engineering workshops. Students also have opportunity to be involved in other industry related activities such as Formula Student and Formula E, both of which are supported by a purpose-built garage.