What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include Maths. Offer excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking. For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board a pass in the separate practical element will be required.
To include Maths. Offer excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
To include 5 or above in HL Maths, or 666-665 in 3 HL subjects to include Maths.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers94%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,000
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Mechanical engineers are essential to the workings of the modern world, combining imagination and technology to offer innovative solutions across society and industry. They work across all industrial sectors, developing and manufacturing well-designed products through efficient manufacturing processes. This four-year MEng Mechanical Engineering programme offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years of the course to expand and strengthen your knowledge in mechanical engineering. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project. Other Cardiff University Mechanical Engineering courses include: A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering if you choose a BEng course The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option The opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option The opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or Spain Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: Fast-track route to Chartered Engineer status The opportunity to learn in a research-led teaching institution served by staff rated highly in the last Research Excellence Framework The facilities that come with a successful research unit The opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry Accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers The opportunity to participate in the design, development, construction, testing and competition of a proven Formula Student racing car An open and engaging culture between students and staff
A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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