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University of East Anglia UEA

UCAS Code: H10M | Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements

A level

A,B,B

including A in Mathematics and B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics, Design Technology, Computing Science, Electronics, Chemistry, Geology or Biology. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including 12 credits in Mathematics and 12 credits in one of the following subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics, Design Technology, Computing Science, Electronics, Chemistry, Geology or Biology.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including HL6 in Mathematics (Applications and Interpretation or Analysis and Approaches) and HL5 in Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Design Technology or Computing Science.

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

DDM

Modules to include either Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Further Mathematics OR Maths for Engineering Technicians and Further Maths for Engineering Technicians. A Distinction will be required in both modules. Please see UEA website for further information on accepted combinations. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including B in Mathematics and C in one of the following subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics, Design Technology, Computing Science, Electronics, Chemistry, Geology or Biology.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

including grade A from Physics, Further Mathematics, Design Technology, Computing Science, Electronics, Chemistry, Geology or Biology. Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Higher grade B in Mathematics.

Obtain an overall Pass including a B in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Subjects accepted: Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control, and Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Mechanical engineering

**Overview**
Mechanical engineers are involved with the design and manufacturing of almost anything with moving parts, from household appliances to renewable energy systems.

Our accredited three-year BEng in Mechanical Engineering incorporates a range of engineering disciplines including stress analysis, fluid dynamics, control systems, and thermodynamics. You’ll have access to industry-standard software and facilities, helping you develop a well-rounded skill set and become the digital engineer of the future. Regular practical sessions will reinforce this knowledge while group activities will equip you with transferable soft skills like communication and leadership.

Our state-of-the-art facilities in Productivity East act as a link between our students and our industrial partners, helping you secure placements and graduate employment.

Our course structure, innovative teaching and assessment, and embedded employability opportunities have all been praised by professional accrediting bodies like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

**About This Course**
Mechanical engineering is a great fit for people who are curious about how things work, have a knack for problem solving, or are simply interested in machines and manufacturing.

You’ll work in industry-standard facilities in Productivity East, the home of Engineering at UEA. Your curiosity will be encouraged throughout your engineering studies, as you develop the mind-set, tools, experience, and insight you need to pursue a rewarding career in mechanical engineering.

All our engineering courses follow a common first year, to build a foundation of engineering knowledge including problem solving, computer aided design, manufacturing, and engineering, programming, and sketching. At the beginning of the course, you’ll be tasked with an industrially sponsored group project to develop commercial awareness and soft skills like teamworking and communication which will serve you well in your studies and future career.

You’ll then deepen your knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics, control systems, thermodynamics, design, and manufacturing. You can tailor the course to your interests with optional modules in electrical engineering, energy storage, solar energy engineering, and nuclear energy engineering.

The pinnacle of the course is a major individual project on a topic of your choice. This could be based on a real-world challenge related to an industrial partner or to the research of your supervisor. This is a unique opportunity to work on something close to your heart and use it as a passionate talking point in job interviews.

Employability is built into your course from day one. Our annual Select partnership scheme is an exclusive opportunity for you to refine your interview skills, build your own professional network, and potentially gain a placement or a permanent position with one of our industrial partners.

**Disclaimer**
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£26,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Engineering

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93%
UK students
7%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

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B
D
C

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