Manufacturing engineers focus on the design, operation and monitoring of integrated systems for the production of high-quality, economically competitive products using the most cost-effective methods, and with the aim of reducing the impact of production on the environment. All of our engineering degrees are organised around a common core of modules during the first year of study. This is to reflect an approach in industry where employers need engineers who can work within multidisciplinary project teams.
Why Study Manufacturing Engineering with us?
Manufacturing engineers are required across a vast range of industries, nationally and internationally. Our course will give you the broad range of modern engineering skills that are in demand by cutting-edge industries.
Staff are active research leaders in their field, and our purpose-built laboratories will provide you with the learning support and research-informed teaching needed to provide a firm grounding in a rewarding career.
One of our focus is to generate ‘industry ready’ graduates. Our links with industry and commerce – some of which are on site – aim to provide you with opportunities you need for practical work experience.
|Typical Entry||112 UCAS points|
|GCE A Level||
BEng/MEng: 112/120 UCAS points from GCE A Level or equivalent (such as BTEC/OCR Diploma). Typical offer: BCC/BBB including Maths plus one other physical science.
BTEC Engineering plus one other physical science
Grades BBBB in 4 subjects, including Maths and one other physical science subject
28 points, including 5 in HL Maths and 5 in one further HL physical science subject; 30 points for the MEng route
Access to HE Diploma Science and Engineering (Maths plus one other physcial science at Level 3) to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
Although not part of the entry requirements, we would recommend that students take mechanics modules as part of their A2 Level course.
Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts.
We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.
English Language Requirements
- IELTS Academic: Undergraduate: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any band)
- Postgraduate: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)
This section aims to provide you with a course overview, as well as information on how you will be taught and assessed.
What will I learn?
In Year 1 (Level 4) you will focus on core engineering topics to lay a solid foundation for further study. The syllabus explores materials, manufacturing processes and technology, mechanics, mathematics, thermodynamics, electrical engineering and design – the creative function of engineering.
What will I learn?
In Year 2 (Level 5) you will become more specialised in your area of interest and will develop a deeper understanding of a number of engineering systems. During this year, you may also have the opportunity to complete a major, industrially focused design project. At the end of this year you will have the opportunity to choose which modules you may want to specialise in during Year 3.
What will I learn?
Year 3 (Level 5) provides you with the opportunity to explore advanced courses in new and sustainable product design, advanced manufacturing processes and systems, and advanced computation techniques. During this year, you will also have the option to study a specific area of manufacturing engineering as part of an individual project. You will also be expected to follow a specialist course in project management as part of career preparation.
" Manufacturing is big business, and graduates with the appropriate skills and knowledge are highly sought after by industry. Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Chester aims to give graduates desirable skills that may be used in a range of engineering roles within industry, including managing and controlling manufacturing systems, assessing quality production, automation and operations technologies, and industrial management."
How will I be taught?
You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and specialist laboratory work at the University’s brand-new purpose-built facilities at Thornton Science Park. This is a specifically designed 66-acre venue for undergraduate and postgraduate engineers and industrial and commercial business partners.
The topics you will study are industrially relevant, and based around laboratory and research projects. This will give you the best preparation to become a professional engineer.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be by examination, coursework, case studies and laboratory reports. All years of study include significant amounts of project work, often generated by industry.
Work Based Learning
In Year 2 (Level 5) you may have the opportunity to complete a major industrial design project, either as part of a student team within the Department, or in industry with real engineers. During the project modules in Year 3 (Level 6) and Year 4 (Level 7 – MEng only) you may also have the opportunity to undertake these projects with an industrial partner.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Studying abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons and enhance your academic experience. Depending on your course of study, we offer a number of exciting ways in which you can incorporate international study within your degree.
Fees and Funding
UK/EU Fees 2018
It is not currently possible to state what our exact fees will be for students starting an undergraduate degree in 2018.
Our full-time undergraduate tuition fees for UK and EU students entering University in 2017/18 are £9,250 a year, or £1,540 per module for part-time study. The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by increases in the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
The level of fees that students starting their studies in 2018 will pay is expected to be determined by outcomes of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF has been introduced by the Government to encourage universities to focus on the quality of the teaching that they offer and to help prospective students find clear information about where teaching quality is high, and where students have achieved the best outcomes.
The TEF outcomes are not currently known. The TEF process has been designed to help students applying for university places for 2018 and the outcomes will be announced at the end of May 2017 in time for prospective students for 2018 entry to apply from September 2017. Following the announcement of the TEF outcomes, fees for University of Chester students starting in 2018 will be published here.
Annual Tuition Fee
Full Fee Payment Award (per academic year)
International Foundation Programmes
Bachelor's degree including Foundation
Your course will involve additional costs not covered by your tuition fees. This may include books, printing, photocopying, educational stationery and related materials, specialist clothing, travel to placements, optional field trips and software. Compulsory field trips are covered by your tuition fees.
If you are living away from home during your time at university, you will need to cover costs such as accommodation, food, travel and bills.
Bursaries are a form of financial help in addition to student loans and grants that do not have to be paid back. The bursaries we are offering for 2017 entrants are listed below.
Application Process for University Bursaries
There is no application process (except for the part-time bursary); but do remember to give consent to share your household income with the University of Chester when you apply for student funding.
We will automatically review your eligibility and notify you if you are eligible; normally by letter to your home address.
If you are not sure whether you have consented to share your information with the University, you can contact the Consent to Share Helpline on 0845 603 4016 and agree to share your information over the telephone. Please note that your parents or sponsor will also have to contact the helpline.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions.
Available to new full-time undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of over £6,000) who have a means tested household income of £25,000 or less.
Cash payment and ‘in-kind’ beneﬁts of £500 per year of study.
Chester Bursary for Part-Time Students
Available to new part-time undergraduate students (paying a tuition fee of at least £7,000), enrolled for a minimum of 40 credits at the start of Level 4, and with a declared residual household income of £25,000 or less.
Bursary: up to £1,500
Cash payments made on a pro-rata basis depending on the number of credits studied each academic year.
Care Leavers Bursary
Available to new full-time Level 4 undergraduate home students under the age of 25, paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, who have evidence of their care leaver status.
Bursary: up to £7,000
Mixture of cash, 'in-kind’ beneﬁts and fee waiver.
Contact the Bursary Team at University.Bursary@chester.ac.uk for more information about the Care Leavers Bursary.
Young Adult Carers Bursary
Working in partnership with Young Carers organisations locally, this bursary is available for eligible young carers.
Bursary Package totalling: £4,500
Contact Martina Ferrari at email@example.com for more information about the Young Adult Carers Bursary.
Thornton Science Park
Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.
The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities to provide the best practical experience and learning opportunities. There are up-to-date computer facilities featuring fully licensed engineering, design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, a dedicated Games Zone and the on-site Sutton library.
Outside of lectures and practical sessions, you can make use of a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.
Thornton is a working science park with a number of science and technology-based companies located on site, so students have the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.
Our Careers and Employability Service
The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.
Careers and Employability aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.
We are here to help you plan your future and to enhance your employability. We provide access to part-time jobs and work shadowing. We offer practical one-to-one help with career planning including help with CVs, applications and mock interviews. We deliver group sessions on career planning within each taught programme. We have extensive information on graduate jobs and postgraduate study.
Students and graduates of the University of Chester can use our services free of charge for up to three years after graduating. Graduates of other UK universities within three years of graduation are also welcome to use our services during vacations. A charging policy applies to other clients - please contact us for more details.
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Open Days 2017
Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.
Open Days 2017
Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.
- Saturday 14th October
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- Saturday 21st October
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