Micro-mechanical technology is the driving force behind hundreds of devices we use everyday.
Fitness trackers, airbags and smartphones all rely on a combination of electronic and mechanical devices and systems to carry out some of their key functions.
In this innovative course, you'll be at the cutting edge of research into micro-electronic and micro-mechanical technology, manipulating materials to devise new solutions to real-world engineering challenges.
We build employability into every aspect of our courses. Alongside developing an in-depth understanding of your subject, you'll gain a range of transferable skills that will allow you to take on a career in a number of sectors and thrive in management roles.
We're first among surveyed Russell Group universities for 'The Teaching on my Course' and "Academic Support" (National Student Survey 2019).
The skills you'll learn are directly relevant to the latest developments in engineering such as robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and immersive technology.
Extensive project work throughout your course allows you to experience the management, coordination and decision-making processes required by engineers. You'll develop key transferable and managerial skills.
At the beginning of your course, you'll develop a solid foundation in mechanical, electrical and electronic principles and programming.
You'll take part in extensive laboratory sessions and hands-on project work, during which you'll have the chance to build an innovative medical device, an environmental monitoring station and a robotic water collection and analysis device.
In your final two years, you'll develop a specialist knowledge of micro-mechanical engineering, focussing on the intricacies of working with miniturised technology. You'll also be able to choose a number of option modules, meaning you can learn more about other aspects of the discipline.
There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:
You'll study five core modules and build an innovative medical device using a combination of micro-electronic and micro-mechanical components in groups as part of a hands-on practical project.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
You'll study five core modules. As part of your stage 2 project, you'll work together with other students to design and implement an environmental monitoring station using electronic devices, mechanical components and computing.
In your third year, you'll study six core module and design a robotic water collection system as part of a group project. You'll also choose two option modules.
In Year 4 you'll work in industry. You can choose to work in the UK or in Europe.
This will develop your professional, time management and interpersonal skills in a structured environment, and gives you a good opportunity to network for your future career. You may find that you want to continue work from your year in industry in your MEng Individual Project.
Your year in industry will be assessed with a report.
In your final year, you'll complete a major individual project and study three core modules. You'll also choose one option module.
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
The fees and funding figures below are for 2019 entry. They will be updated with fees for 2020 as soon as they are available. If you take a year abroad or year in industry you'll pay a reduced rate of fees for that year.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We're still confirming opportunities for students joining us in 2020/21. More information will be available in the autumn.
Here are some opportunities for students joining us this September. Similar opportunities will be available next year.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”
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Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.
You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Our courses are highly intensive. Your timetabled activities each week will include:
Throughout your degree, you'll work together with other students to create usable devices. This extensive project work is a key component of your degree and will give you the opportunity to not only develop a solid knowledge of engineering design and construction principles, but also key project management, teamwork and leadership skills that are indispensable to employers.
In your final year, you'll complete a major individual project supervised by an academic member of staff.
You'll also be expected to spend time studying independently. As you progress through your course you'll take on more independent study, guiding your own learning and developing your project management skills.
Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that full-time students will spend 1,200 hours a year learning.
We have a range of facilities available including laboratory space, recording studios, digital media suite and computing classrooms.
You will be based in the Department of Electronic Engineering, on Campus West.
Most of your contact hours will be in the Department of Electronic Engineering, with some additional teaching on Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Your assignments will be designed not just to test your knowledge, but also to challenge you to creatively apply what you've learned. We use a variety of assessment styles, including a practical portfolio. You'll encounter all of them during your course, but the exact balance will depend on the modules you choose:
You'll receive written feedback on work you hand in to help you understand your grade and develop your skills. For your individual project you'll produce a written report, have a viva (a presentation and question/answer session) and also show your project on our demo day, which our external advisory board attend.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
We have the highest proportion of graduates finding employment within one year of finishing their studies in the UK (UK engineering and technology graduates LEO data set, June 2017). Our students enter a wide range of careers.
We design our courses with your future in mind. Throughout your time with us, you'll build a range of transferable skills that are valuable to a wide variety of employers.
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