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Mechanical Engineering including an Integrated Study Abroad Year

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Including A in Maths and either Physics (preferred) or Further Maths as a second subject, or Maths with any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Design, Economics, Psychology, Electronics, Computer Science. Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, CIE Global Perspectives and Research, CIE Thinking Skills.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:9,P:6

Applications are assessed on an individual basis and for most applicants a foundation course may be more appropriate. The minimum requirement is usually for a pass overall in the Access to HE Diploma including 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction with 15 credits at Distinction in Maths and 15 credits at Distinction in Science, plus 9 Level 3 credits at merit or above; there may be additional course-specific requirements. GCSE English at grade C or above (numeric grade 4) is also required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2

Including D3 in Mathematics and M2 in Physics (preferred) or Further Maths as a second subject, or Maths with any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Design, Economics, Psychology, Electronics, Computer Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

including Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches - 6 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation – 6 at Higher Level only plus Physics at Higher or Standard Level.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

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

D*DD

Applications are assessed on an individual basis and for most applicants a foundation course may be more appropriate. Typical offer D*DD in an Engineering subject, including Distinction in Engineering Principles, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Further Engineering Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics and Physics plus Higher grades AABBB

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics and Physics

UCAS Tariff

112-147

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Do you want to push the boundaries of engineering to solve complex problems to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the world we live in? This course will give you opportunity to combine your initiative, numeracy skills and detailed subject knowledge to make modern industry work better for us all.

Mechanical engineering plays a vital role in many industries including aerospace, manufacturing, medicine, renewable energy and Formula 1. In fact, there is little in our daily lives that isn’t touched by mechanical engineering innovations, from the cars we drive to the way our food is processed.

As well as taught sessions, you’ll have access excellent manufacturing research facilities, including robotics and 3D printing techniques. You will also apply your knowledge in individual and group project settings.

This is a three year course and year two will be spent studying abroad. It is fully accredited.

Modules

The first two years provide a good grounding in the broad fundamentals of mechanical engineering science and engineering design. The science subjects studied include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and electro-mechanical systems.

A major individual project makes up a third of your studies. This may involve computational and or experimental investigations often related to research activities within the school. You will also study a mix of compulsory and optional modules, the latter allowing you to tailor the course to your interests.

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
£26,500
per year
International
£26,500
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:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Mechanical, Materials 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.

68%
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
5%
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.

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
99%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

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.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£37k

£37k

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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