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Undergraduate study

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

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Welcome to Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Mechanical engineering has the power to improve people’s lives and new developments can have a real impact on society. At Huddersfield we’re passionate about engineering; it’s where are our roots lie, as The Technical School and Mechanics’ Institute formed in 1884. Our innovative research helps to inform our teaching and ensure that what you study is contemporary and relevant. Our courses are designed to combine industry knowledge and academic theory with practical experience to support you in graduating ready for work or further study. We offer you invaluable real-world experience through the optional placement year, as well as opportunities for development and creativity.

We aim to help you realise your potential and gain the knowledge to succeed. You’ll have access to industry standard facilities and be supported by the teaching team which has a wealth of professional experience, and is always there to lend you a helping hand. We’re connected to a range of engineering organisations and the majority of our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). I look forward to meeting you!

Dr Leigh Fleming Subject Area Leader

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Perhaps you’re inspired by awesome feats of engineering, or you’ve got a knack for working out what things do, and their potential. Engineering is all about rising to a challenge with an innovative and ingenious solution. So if you want to invent new ways of doing things, and work on some amazing projects, we’ll give you the chance to succeed.

Study with us I’m with such likeminded people and I’ve made friends for life. I will keep in touch with the staff too and probably ask them for advice when I’m in industry. Ryan Day, Mechanical Engineering MEng

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Check this out! World-leading research

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We are home to the Institute of Railway Research, a world-leading centre in the field of railway engineering and risk.

Average engineering graduate salary in the UK after six months.*

Get the basics right and everything else will follow. That’s why our 3-5 year courses start with the foundations of engineering principles. In Year 1 we give you the support to get to grips with the fundamentals so you can go on to your specialist area with confidence. From Year 2 onwards you’ll specialise in your chosen field: energy, automotive, mechanical: so much is possible and we support you in the areas that you’re passionate about. We offer four course levels: • MEng – Integrated Master’s course lasting four years (five with a placement year). Extends your undergraduate studies to Master’s level within a single course. • BEng(Hons) – Bachelor’s degree course lasting three years (four with a placement year). • Top-up – for those who’ve already completed two years of Higher Education study in a related subject.

The University has strong links with industry through collaborative projects and there’s the opportunity for you to develop your own links by applying for a year in industry. So you could build up the skills – and the contacts – you might need in the future. Throughout your time with us you’ll be studying in state-of-the-art facilities; you’ll have access to design and analysis software, an advanced automotive laboratory with vehicle and engine test facilities, a railway locomotive test facility and a wind tunnel. All as used by the professionals. You’ll also have the chance to work with students from other engineering disciplines on projects – like the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Railway Challenge and Formula Student competitions. Previous graduates have gone on to work for companies like Jaguar Landrover, BAE Systems, Weir Power & Industrial, BP and Cummins Turbo Technologies.** Who knows where you could end up? *Engineering UK 2017 report.

• Foundation Year – preparation year for undergraduate study.

**Source: LinkedIn.

1. Members of Team HARE working on their Formula Student race car for the competition organised by the IMechE.

3. A student using our engine test bed control panel in the Automotive Lab.

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2. Some of our students gaining great experience on placement working for Vauxhall.

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Graduates employed from this course

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Key information: UCAS code: H333 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level including A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other suitable science/technology subject DMM at BTEC in Engineering. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, which must include the accepted qualifications as listed above Successful completion of the Engineering Foundation Year

Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng(Hons)

The automotive industry is big business turning over £71.6bn in the UK alone in 2015, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. And that figure looks set to grow. So if you’re looking to take your place in a thriving, global industry, this could be the ideal start.

our racing team, Team HARE, and get hands-on with the design, development and build of a single-seat Formula Student car. You could then go even further and be part of the team competing at international events held in places like Spain and Germany.

We want to help you make the most of all the exciting opportunities the automotive industry has to offer. So we’ve designed this course to give you the chance to prepare for the next step. You could build up the skills and knowledge to go on to a great future in all manner of careers.

From your second year onwards you’ll be able to work in a fully equipped automotive laboratory. Expert technicians and tutors will be on hand to guide you through your practical work.

From designing components for high-performance cars, through to working as a trackside team engineer or even designing the next generation of mass-produced vehicles, it’s all possible. And it all starts here. We’ll give you the chance to develop some fundamental skills in automotive engineering, and then apply them to real-world scenarios in the projects you work on. You could get involved in all sorts of different ways. For example, you could join

The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means it goes towards helping you get Incorporated Engineer status (IEng). While you’re here you could take advantage of our strong links with the automotive industry to get a feeling for how things are done in the real-world. And we’ll give you the chance to go on a year-long placement, gaining some really useful experience to help impress employers – not to mention the chance to make lots of contacts that could help kick-start your career.

Jake Dewbery, graduated from Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng in 2017, placement with Leonardo S.P.A., now studying for an Aerospace Aerodynamics MSc at Cranfield University * Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

“The highlight of University for me has to be participating in Formula Student with Team Hare. I focused on the design and development of the flat floor, rear diffuser and side pods for my dissertation. Seeing my design come to fruition to be assembled onto my year’s car will always be my most memorable University moment.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

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Key information: UCAS code: H332 Duration: 4 years full-time, 5 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: AAB at A Level including A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other suitable science/technology subject DDD at BTEC in Engineering. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above 136 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, which must include the accepted qualifications as listed above

Automotive and Motorsport Engineering MEng

The automotive industry isn’t just a hugely rewarding sector to get into, it’s also big business. In the UK alone, the industry turned over £71.6bn in 2015, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. And that figure looks set to grow. So if you’re looking to take your place in a thriving, global industry, this could be the ideal start. Successfully completing the MEng course means that you graduate with a Postgraduate level qualification, which can give you an advantage in the job market. We want to help you make the most of all the exciting opportunities the automotive manufacturing industry has to offer. So we’ve designed our course to give you the chance to prepare for the next step. From designing components for high-performance cars, through to working as a trackside team engineer or even designing the next generation of mass-produced vehicles, it’s all possible. And it all starts here. We’ll give you the chance to develop some fundamental skills in automotive engineering, and then apply them to real-world scenarios

in the projects you work on. You could get involved in all sorts of different ways. For example, you could join our racing team, Team HARE, and get hands-on with the design, development and build of a singleseat Formula Student Car. You could then go even further and be part of the team competing at international events held in places like Spain and Germany. From your second year onwards you’ll be able to work in a fully equipped automotive laboratory. Expert technicians and tutors will be on hand to guide you through your practical work. The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means it goes towards helping you get Chartered Engineer status (CEng). While you’re here you could take advantage of our strong links with the automotive industry to get a feeling for how things are done in the real-world. And we’ll give you the chance to go on a year-long placement, gaining some really useful experience to help impress employers – not to mention lots of contacts, that could help kick-start your career.

Joshua Birkett, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering MEng, placement with Bosch, Nuneaton. * Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

“I was given a lot of trust and scope to work by myself. Working with prototype vehicles, driving, taking calibration measurements. I even drove to Austria to take part in a 5 – 6 day test trip!”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

Energy Engineering

Key information: UCAS code: H224 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year

The energy industry generates and distributes electrical power on a large scale, but there is a growing need to improve how we all use energy in our daily lives. Renewable and sustainable energy sources are becoming more and more important. This course helps you understand the issues and develop your skills to find employment in the energy sector.

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Entry requirements: BBB at A Level including A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other suitable science/technology subject DMM at BTEC in Engineering. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, which must include the accepted qualifications as listed above Successful completion of the Engineering Foundation Year

* Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** Transfer requires an overall yearly average grade of 60% or above during your first two years.

BEng(Hons)

We aim to give you a good grounding in both electrical and mechanical principles. Not only that, we will also look at the commercial side of the industry to help develop your business acumen. You could develop skills in a range of power generation technologies, including nuclear, wind, tidal and solar, as well as the more traditional fossil fuels.

Here at Huddersfield we have excellent facilities for practical work, including our own wind and solar power facility. You could choose to use the facility in your final year for project work. While you’re studying we’ll try and give you as much real-world experience as possible. You have the opportunity to take a year-long placement, which could give you some great experience in the industry, and help build up your contacts too. The degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which means it meets the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer status (IEng). By exploring the issues facing the energy industry and focusing on practical experience, the course has been designed to prepare you for a career in this important and exciting sector.

Accredited Accredited by the IMechE.

Transfer Opportunity to transfer to the MEng course.**

Placements We encourage all our students to undertake a placement year in industry with support from our dedicated Placement Unit.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

Energy Engineering

Key information: UCAS code: H221 Duration: 4 years full-time, 5 years inc. placement year

The world needs sustainable energy sources. This integrated Master’s degree gives you a solid grounding in the issues that energy engineers face. Successfully completing the MEng course allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the subject than the BEng course. It also means that you graduate with a Postgraduate level qualification, which can give you an advantage in the job market.

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Entry requirements: AAB at A Level including A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other suitable science/technology subject DDD at BTEC in Engineering. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above 136 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, which must include the accepted qualifications as listed above

MEng

The energy industry generates and distributes electrical power on a large scale, but there is also a growing need to improve how we all use energy in our daily lives. Renewable and sustainable energy sources are becoming more and more important. We aim to give you a good grounding in both electrical and mechanical principles. Not only that, we will also look at the commercial side of the industry to help develop your business acumen. You could develop skills in a range of power generation technologies, including nuclear, wind, tidal and solar, as well as the more traditional fossil fuels.

Here at Huddersfield we have excellent facilities for practical work, including our own wind and solar power facility. You could choose to use the facility in your final year for project work. While you’re studying we’ll try and give you as much real-world experience as possible. You’ll be able to choose a year-long placement, which could give you some great experience in the industry, and help build up your contacts too. The degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which means it fully meets the academic requirements if you’d like to gain Chartered Engineer status (CEng). By exploring the issues facing the energy industry and focusing on practical experience, the course could prepare you for a career in this important and exciting sector.

Stephen Cullen, Energy Engineering MEng * Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“I have been a Course Representative for two years and a leading member of the Huddersfield Engineering Society. Both have allowed me to have a grasp of real world management difficulties, having to liaise between the student body, staff and businesses.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons)

90%* Key information: UCAS code: H300 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A Level including A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other suitable science/technology subject DMM at BTEC in Engineering. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, which must include the accepted qualifications as listed above Successful completion of the Engineering Foundation Year

Mechanical engineers are vital in today’s modern world. They design, manufacture and operate a huge range of products and processes. From high-performance race cars through to lifesaving medical equipment, from railways to green technology, none of this would be possible without mechanical engineers. So if you want to put yourself at the heart of technological development that affects all of us, this course could set you on your career. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and fundamentals of mechanical engineering. You’ll get involved in practical work, projects and problemsolving too. We’ll cover a range of topics within the subject, including mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials.

While you’re here we’ll give you the opportunity to gain the skills to design, make and analyse products and processes from a range of different engineering applications. We’ll also look at the business and financial side of your subject, so you can see it in context and get the full picture of how the industry operates. During your studies you have the chance to take a placement in your third year. You could work in the industry and put what you’ve learnt into practice. We’ll also give you the opportunity to take part in national events like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student and Railway Challenge competitions. The course is fully accredited by the IMechE, which means it meets the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and goes towards part of the academic requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Karl Dransfield Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons) placement with Triumph Motorcycles, Hinckley, Leicestershire.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

“I had responsibility for designing motorcycle powertrain components. I was given lots of training on industry standard software and I feel I developed professional skills which can only be gained through industrial experience. Experience working for such a world-renowned company is also a great addition to my CV.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Mechanical Engineering MEng

95%* Key information: UCAS code: H303 Duration: 4 years full-time, 5 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: AAB at A Level including A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other suitable science/technology subject. DDD at BTEC in Engineering. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above 136 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, which must include the accepted qualifications as listed above

Mechanical engineers are vital in today’s modern world. They design, manufacture and operate a huge range of products and processes. From high-performance race cars through to lifesaving medical equipment, from railways to green technology, none of this would be possible without mechanical engineering. So if you want to go on to become a manager in this vitally important industry, this course could set you on your career. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and fundamentals of mechanical engineering. You’ll get involved in practical work, projects and problemsolving too. We’ll cover a range of topics within the subject, including mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials. We want to help you go on to become a manager in your chosen field. So during the final year of your integrated Master’s we’ll study modules relating to management.

We take a broader view of the commercial aspects of the industry, and study finance for managers. We’ll also explore advanced analytical skills and give you the option to take a module in either new product development or dimensional measurement. It’s all about encouraging you to think strategically and develop your leadership skills. During your studies you’ll be offered the chance to take a placement after your second year. You could work in the industry and put what you’ve learnt into practice. We’ll also give you the opportunity to take part in national events like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student and Railway Challenge competitions. The course is fully accredited by the IMechE, which means it can go towards part of the academic requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Accredited Accredited by the IMechE.

Jake Metson graduated from Mechanical Engineering MEng in 2017, placement with CNG Industrial, now Platform Systems Graduate Engineer at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) * Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“My Huddersfield experience seemed to be much more personal with lecturers knowing everybody’s name and always having time to talk to students about anything they may have queries with. The Uni has a friendly nature, world-class facilites and well-structured course covering all essential content.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

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Key information: UCAS code: H302 Duration: 1 year full-time Entry requirements: HND at Merit, or equivalent, in a Science/Technology subject** Foundation Degree in a Science/Technology subject** Completion of 2 years of a degree course in a Science/ Technology subject**

* Whilst this is a top-up course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 95% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** Your previous studies should be in a physics or engineering science related area. Other sciences may not be acceptable as they may not contain the relevant mathematical components that are an essential requirement for this course.

Mechanical Engineering (Top-up) BEng(Hons)

If you have studied Mechanical Engineering for at least two years at university or higher education level, this course helps you to build on your knowledge and skills to gain a degree. Mechanical engineers play a vital role in our everyday lives. They design, manufacture and operate a wide range of products and processes. From high-performance cars to lifesaving medical equipment, from railways to green technologies, so much of our world is dependent on the skills of mechanical engineers.

This one-year top-up course aims to give you the knowledge and skills you need to take the next step in your mechanical engineering career. We’ll give you the chance to understand how mechanical engineering contributes in the design and operation of power stations, in making best use of our remaining fossil fuels, in the bio-medical industry, in rail transportation and in the manufacturing sector.

John Roberts graduated from Mechanical Engineering (Top-up) BEng(Hons) in 2014 and is now an Aftermarket Engineer at SPXFlow and studying part-time Mechanical Engineering MSc. “I can’t recommend the University enough for Mechanical Engineering. The direct engineering skills I have gained have given me a much greater understanding of the day to day work I am involved in but it is also the transferable skills such as presenting, report writing and all round confidence that have helped me progress further in my career.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Engineering Foundation Year leading to a BEng(Hons) Key information: UCAS code: H108 Duration: year 0 of a 4-5 year degree Entry requirements: CC at A Level MPP at BTEC 64 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including one A Level pass Additional criteria: GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme

This Foundation Year has been designed to give you an excellent route into studying engineering. Perhaps you’re fascinated by engineering, but have never formally studied the subject. Or you may have decided on a career change. It could also be ideal if you do not have the usual academic qualifications to study at degree level. The Foundation Year isn’t a standalone course, but makes up the first year of your studies leading to a BEng or MEng degree in our Electronic or Mechanical Engineering course suites at Huddersfield. To go on to a degree, you must gain an average mark of 50%, and have passed each component of your Foundation Year.

On the Foundation Year you’ll have the chance to develop the academic knowledge and study skills you need to study at university. We’ll explore mathematics and engineering science, and we’ll also introduce you to electronic, electrical and mechanical engineering. By looking at each discipline in turn, we could help you decide which degree is right for you. During your studies you’ll have the chance to develop a range of transferable skills, including research, report writing and presentations. All these skills could prove useful in any career.

Scholarships Eligible Engineering Foundation Year students can get scholarships of up to £1000 - see hud.ac/ EFYscholarship for details.

Kris Entwistle graduated from Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons) in 2015 and is now a Junior Aerodynamic Designer at Williams F1. “I hugely recommend the foundation year. I gained a good understanding of basic engineering principles and it even gave me an advantage on others in some areas, such as CAD and report writing. I had the opportunity to sample the various disciplines to decide on the right career path. When I finished the year, I went on to complete the BEng course.” For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Student Journey Our Placement Unit will give you the support you need to help you find a placement in industry. They’ll help with your CV and even conduct mock interviews with you. 1. Abiobelari Collins Jack on placement at Vauxhall

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2. HudRail team working on their vehicle 3. James Lindsay on placement at Vauxhall 4. Team HARE working in the Engineering Design Studio 5. Luke Rowley on placement at Vauxhall

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My student journey so far

Charlotte Pattison Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons) “I grew up in Newcastle, so I knew I wanted to stay up north, partly because the people are so friendly and welcoming, and Huddersfield seemed to fit with me. I knew I wanted to go somewhere that felt homely and not too busy, and that’s one of the reasons I chose Huddersfield. “At school I loved maths and physics, and I wanted to continue to study these topics at uni, so Mechanical Engineering seemed like a perfect fit. It allowed me to expand in both these areas, whilst also expanding my technical knowledge in many other ways that I wouldn’t have gotten had I only studied maths or physics.

Being on placement helped me to realise that everything I’ve learnt on the course is so relevant and useful, so it’s great to know when I get a job, I’ll already have the knowledge I need. “After my first year I was awarded the IMechE Best Student Certificate, which I was so honoured to get. When I collected the award, many other students from other years and engineering courses were also getting awards, and it was great to see that the university recognises hard work and dedication. The award really helped to build my confidence in my own abilities, and gave me motivation to try just as hard during the rest of my course. “During my third year I went on placement at Baker Hughes, a GE Company (formally GE Oil & Gas). It was a brilliant experience because I was able to see how the theory we learnt at university fit into the practical engineering world. My favourite thing about my placement was being able to learn and experience the ‘real world’ and being able to work on real projects. I contributed to teamwork and even led a few projects myself, which was a great confidence booster! “After uni I hope to get a graduate job as an engineer in a design or project specific role. I plan to achieve chartered status in the near future, and to eventually become an engineering manager.” To hear Charlotte talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff Loves to share her passion for maths with her students

Ann Smith Senior Lecturer

“When I was younger I wanted to be an author as I loved reading then and now, I enjoyed discovering and going on adventures in books and real-life! “I teach first year maths and my interest in the subject started really early, it was always one of my favourite subjects alongside English and French. So my interests were quite broad but I loved maths the most, I even took additional maths in School! Unlike most people, the introduction of Algebra made maths more interesting for me. It was the fact there are puzzles to solve with definite answers, unlike writing an essay where the debate is interesting but you’re never quite sure if you’ve done enough.

It’s great seeing how students gain in confidence throughout their course and how they blossom and develop and I feel so proud watching them graduate. “Straight from sixth form I went to study maths at university. I loved my course and being a student, but when I graduated I had no idea what I wanted to do! Needing a break from academia I worked for the Post Office for a while until I realised I wanted to work in education teaching adults, so I enrolled for my teaching qualification. I did teaching practice locally at Kirklees College, and I also spent the Summer working at a college in Neubrandenburg, Germany. This wasn’t long after the Berlin Wall had fallen so it was a fascinating place to be. “After starting teaching at Huddersfield I discovered my passion for statistics. I completed my Master’s qualification distance learning shortly after I had my second child. My Master’s project focussed on near patient testing of blood glucose levels which was a particularly interesting medical application. Currently I am studying for my PhD in the area of condition monitoring, specifically detecting and diagnosing faults in mechanical processes – both applications using statistics and that’s the beauty of statistics, it’s so exciting and can be applied to a variety of different areas. “I love meeting our students and the diversity of them, seeing them grow, helping them through the process. Having experienced studying at all different points in my life – direct from school, studying whilst having children, studying as a single mum and as a mature student, I feel I can really empathise with our students. “One of my lasting memories from my time here is the resourcefulness and humour of the HUD Engineering Society members baking and selling cakes to make up the shortfall for a trip to Jaguar Land Rover.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Our course codes You have to enter the code for the course you want to study on your application form. You can find our course codes on each of the course pages in this brochure, or on the UCAS website. By the way, the institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 473116 Email. compeng@hud.ac.uk @HudCompEng HuddersfieldUniversityComputing andEngineering

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)