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Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements


102 - 112 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

28 - 31 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects

104 tariff points (Grade D*D)

112 tariff points (DMM)

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

104 tariff points (Grade D*D)

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM)

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

104 - 120 tariff points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Mechanical engineering

**Why study BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at BU?**

- Choose to take the course as either a BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or MEng (Master of Engineering) qualification

- As well as giving you a solid grounding in engineering, the course provides an inspirational insight into emerging technologies within the sector and how to apply them to real-world situations

- Learn from industry-seasoned academics, practitioners and guest speakers

- You’ll have access to state-of-the-art Innovation Centre, a designated space for Design and Engineering students

- Take part in a career-affirming minimum 30-week period in a work placement, helping you to make contacts and boost your potential within the profession

- Exhibit your work at the Festival of Design & Engineering, one of BU’s longest running events, giving the public and potential employers an insight into your work.

**Course accreditation**
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to meet in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Modules

You will study a range of modules including Engineering Design with Practice, Engineering Principles A+B, Materials with Practice, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Engineering Mathematics, Manufacturing and Engineering Materials, Stress and Dynamics, Engineering Simulation, Fluids and Thermodynamics, Management and Commercialisation, Engineering Mathematics for Mechanical Systems Design, Engineering Project, Thermofluids and Energy Conversion, Business Development, Advanced Stress and Vibration & Computational Engineering. You can spend your third year on a work placement scheme.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Design and Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

47%
low
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
65%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
29%
Engineering professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£36k

£36k

£43k

£43k

£45k

£45k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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