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Sports Technology

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA

Not accepted - Foundation entry only

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade 8/A* or AS level Grade A in Maths

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 (6,6,6 HL) with 7 at SL Maths

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

Grade Distinction Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering plus Grades AA from two A levels. Preferred BTEC subjects include: All Engineering.

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

D

Grade Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering plus Grades AA from two A levels. Preferred BTEC subjects include: All Engineering.

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

D*D*D*

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D*, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics. Preferred BTEC subjects include: All Engineering.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA, plus Highers at AAA in three other subjects including Maths

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Production and manufacturing engineering

Sports Technology combines the excellence of both sports science and technology. This course covers industrial design, human factors and marketing for the sports equipment sector and elite sport.

Based in our dedicated, purpose-built Sports Technology Institute, the course focuses on, design, manufacture and testing of sports equipment, clothing and footwear, and has been specifically developed to provide the sports industry with graduates possessing the required specialist technical knowledge and skills to improve existing and develop new sports goods and products.

Sports technology combines the excellence of engineering science, measurement and analysis, and sports science to relate the playing, or use characteristics, of sporting equipment to the underlying principles of product design. It reinforces this by providing an up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, to enable improvements in sports product performance and ease of use.

The course covers industrial design, human factors and marketing for the sports equipment sector. By combining a thorough technology education with a sound design base, our graduates are ideally placed to conceive and develop innovative designs and turn them into profitable products.

**What's the difference between MEng and BEng?**
The MEng Sports Technology course is aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop high-flying careers within sports goods and sports performance sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with the design and manufacture of consumer and elite sports products. The MEng courses are the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status.

The structure of the first two academic years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with sports equipment design and technology studies. The application of design and the solution of sports equipment and elite athlete problems is a strong theme throughout the courses.

The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng courses in the third and fourth academic years, providing broadening and deepening of the biomechanics, health and well-being, design and technology learning experience. It enables further development of the technical aspects and addresses the strategic and managerial challenge facing the implementation of new professional and enterprise approaches in industry.

The MEng course allows high calibre Sports Technology students to better develop their understanding of the role of sports product design, as well as further refining the understanding of the human interaction with sports goods and equipment. In addition, during the fourth academic year, MEng students are brought together for yearlong projects, to solve challenging industrially based problems at a number of different host companies.

Modules

Please see our 'What you'll study' section on the online course page for a list of current modules

Assessment methods

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester.

Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career.

The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£25,700
per year
International
£25,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with placement year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as Career Research and Development (CRAC) and Engineering Opportunities.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing 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.

88%
high
Sport and exercise sciences
85%
high
Production and manufacturing 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.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
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?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

Sport & exercise science

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

Production & manufacturing 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.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
21%
Design occupations
6%
Architects, town planners and surveyors

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. 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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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

£21k

£21k

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

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.

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.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£40k

£40k

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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