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University of Nottingham

Product Design and Manufacture including an Integrated Study Abroad Year

UCAS Code: H71Y

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,A,A

Including Mathematics. Art or Design and Technology desirable; excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, CIE Global Perspectives and Research, CIE Thinking Skills.

The Access to HE Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1-D3,M1,M2

Including M2 in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

Including 5 in Mathematics at Higher Level or 6 in Mathematics at Standard Level (excluding Mathematical Studies)

Assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

Assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics plus Higher grades AAABB-AABBB

Scottish Higher

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


This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grade AA including Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

112-153

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Production and manufacturing engineering

This course equips you for a career in product design, industrial design or in the product development sector, and is aligned to the way the design process is conducted in industry today. You will develop your creativity, backed by a thorough understanding of engineering issues, to ensure that products can be manufactured within the constraints of time, cost and quality. During year three, you will study abroad in China or Malaysia.

There is a strong studio element with a focus on industrial relevance and project work throughout. From the second year, you will always be working on a product design project. Due to the project focus, these courses provide graduates with practical skills which are highly sought-after by employers.

Modules

The first year shares many modules with the department's other engineering degrees and will therefore give you a broad foundation in engineering science and design, manufacturing processes, material selection and behaviour, mathematics and business studies.

You will develop further design skills and commercial awareness in year two. You continue to develop design skills through project work and the modules studied become more in-depth. This includes a major design project undertaken in the final semester along with a dissertation.

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
£23,760
per year
Northern 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

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.

74%
med
Production and manufacturing engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

69%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


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Production and 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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Design occupations
16%
Engineering professionals
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

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