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Bristol, University of the West of England

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H301

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


Grade C or above in Mathematics, plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

15 level 3 credits at merit in Mathematics and 15 credits in another science or technology subject.

Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language or equivalent and Grade B/ 5 or above in Mathematics. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

To include a minimum grade of 6 in higher level Mathematics and a pass at higher level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies

H3 in Mathematics.

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

DDM

One of the following BTEC Diplomas: Aeronautical Engineering; Construction and the Built Environment; Electrical / Electronic Engineering; Engineering; Land-based Technology; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or Operations and Maintenance Engineering. Must include Merit in one of the following units: Further Engineering Mathematics or Further Mathematics for Construction. Please list the units that you are taking in your application.

UCAS Tariff

120

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Mechanical engineering

MEng Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Develop your understanding of stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, mechatronics, materials and manufacture, and maths. Learn to use industry standard software and gain plenty of hands-on experience testing theories in our well-equipped laboratories.

Choose your modules in a way that allows you to specialise, perhaps with your chosen career in mind. The extra year for MEng students includes group and individual projects which showcase all of your technical engineering knowledge. Gain an inside track on the profession through factory visits and professional briefings with industry leading organisations across the UK.

This course is developed alongside our partner employers to make sure you're industry ready when you graduate. They also provide you with placement opportunities, as well as advice on CV-writing, interview techniques and industry issues.

Mechanical engineers are sought after for traditional engineering jobs and the product development process. They are also highly regarded in the world of financial business. You’ll also be in demand to help maximise usage of high capital plants and operations such as power stations, oil refineries and hospitals.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Frenchay Campus

Department:

Engineering Design and Mathematics

TEF rating:
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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.

78%
med
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

81%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Mechanical 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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Engineering professionals
4%
Other elementary services occupations
2%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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.

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