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Mechanical Design Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics and Physics. (Design & Technology may be accepted in place of Physics, 3D or Product Design options only)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Additional requirements: HL Mathematics (Analysis & Approaches) and Physics. (SL6 can be accepted for either Mathematics or Physics).

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B-A,A,A,A,A

AAAB at S5 will be considered. Typically S6 entrants will have AAAAAA at Higher. (B at Advanced Higher is equivalent to A at Higher) Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science.

UCAS Tariff

126-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Mechanical engineering

Engineering design

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEERING (5 year MEng):- This degree programme is firmly rooted in the mainstream mechanical engineering discipline but places greater emphasis on the interplay between design and manufacturing, which is explored through individual and group projects. You will complete an extensive design project, which will allow you to integrate the various design skills and understand the business and social context within which design takes place.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£37,000
for the whole course
England
£37,000
for the whole course
EU
£119,750
for the whole course
International
£119,750
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£37,000
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,100
for the whole course
Wales
£37,000
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Gilmorehill (Main) Campus

Department:

School of 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.

67%
med
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

54%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
54%
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
74%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
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?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

Engineering design

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
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.

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

79%
Engineering professionals
3%
Business, research and administrative professionals
3%
Managers and proprietors in other services

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.

Engineering (non-specific)

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Engineering professionals
22%
Natural and social science professionals
4%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats above. Most graduates get jobs in engineering or management, but if you would like to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen course, it might be a good idea to go on an open day and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

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.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

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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