This dual-award programme prepares students for a career as a Mechanical Engineer. The programme embraces recent industry developments, in particular, the introduction of ECUK UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and gives students the opportunity to achieve the professional status of Chartered Engineer. The curriculum emphasises the development of traditional engineering numerical strengths coupled with an enquiring creative approach as required by employers. Developing the latter approach is sometimes difficult, but it is our aim to get students to eventually approach with relish a blank sheet of paper and an ill-defined, uncertain brief to which they can develop a rational solution. We do seek to educate, rather than to merely train. Because mechanical engineering is such a broad area, there are lots of different specialisms for students to consider after graduating, but our degree will give students a solid foundation for entering any of them.
The programme has a first year (Level S) that is shared with the other programmes in the College of Engineering. It is designed to bring school leavers in Bahrain and the Gulf region to a standard acceptable for progression to a Level 4 engineering degree programme equivalent to UK approved engineering programmes. The first year is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to continue with their studies at the specialist levels (Years 2/3/4) of the 4-year programme. The first year covers the fundamentals of mathematics and science, and students also learn how to use relevant technology. During the first year, there are three compulsory modules required by the Higher Education Council in Bahrain namely: ‘Arabic Language’ (or ‘Arabic Language for Non-Arabic Speakers’), ‘Bahrain Civilisation and History’, and ‘Human Rights’. These are part of the Kingdom’s strategy to strengthen the level of Arabic language and promote the Arabic culture.
The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programme aims to provide broad education and specialist training in the field of mechanical engineering in order to producing graduates capable of pursuing professional careers in industry underpinned by the mechanical engineering discipline. Students on this programme will develop characteristics focused on the role of the engineer as a problem solver applying knowledge, skill and technical know-how within economic, legal and ethical constraints. The knowledge provided throughout the programme is based on an understanding of scientific and mathematical principles and their applications, and skills development includes communications, time management and teamwork. In addition, design, sustainability and environmental considerations form coherent themes throughout the degree programme.
The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering promotes:
- Continual Professional Development (CPD) skills including critical self-awareness, reflection, independent judgement, responsibility for decisions, original thinking, managing own learning and making use of scholarly reviews and primary sources.
- A systematic and broad understanding of the key topics within Mechanical Engineering together with the skills needed to update, extend and deepen in further study and future career development.
- An understanding of a cognitive map of topics within the Mechanical Engineering subject area incorporating knowledge and understanding of core Mechanical Engineering topics such as Dynamics, Thermofluids, Mechanics of Solids, and Manufacturing and Materials underpinned by an understanding of relevant science and engineering topics such as Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computing and Control Systems.
- The ability to analyse Mechanical Engineering components and systems from first principles, through to advanced simulation techniques and understand the advantages and disadvantages of different analysis approaches and be able to select an appropriate method.
- Competent practical skills including basic manufacturing and measurement skills, awareness of advanced manufacturing and instrumentation techniques to inform design choices.
- The ability to set up projects and manage them, approach design problems with creativity and see all tasks to successful completion underpinned by an understanding of innovation and enterprise.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 30 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 25
- Assessments Yes