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Harper Adams University

Agricultural Engineering

UCAS Code: H335
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

33%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A Levels passed at AAB are required for this course Mathematics at grade B.

Scottish Highers
AAAB

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

33%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Specialist engineering: Harper Adams concentrates on the teaching of specialist mechanical engineering courses aimed at the agricultural and off highway industries. Our Agricultural Engineering graduates are leading the development of machinery and systems to support the challenges of the global agricultural industry, whilst our Off Road Vehicle Design graduates are involved in developing the next generation of off highway vehicles in industries including military, construction and agriculture. The university's reputation for excellent teaching and applied research is built on a long and successful history of supplying industry with high calibre engineers who already have a proven ability to deliver solutions to complex real world problems.

Modules

Study topics include: Engineering mathematics; product design; continuum mechanics; soil and water; principles of management; agricultural engineering mechanics;

Harper Adams University

A class in a field

Harper Adams' attractive rural location in the heart of England provides the best of town and country. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, the Shropshire campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and rewarding courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and lifelong learners in agriculture, agribusiness, animal, engineering, food, rural and land-based studies.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
47%
53%

Year 1

42%
58%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

27%
73%

Year 4

17%
83%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
45%
45%
10%

Year 1

45%
45%
10%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

85%
15%

Year 4

90%
10%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
5% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
40% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

47%

Graduates who are elementary agricultural occupations

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

27%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been affected by the recession and so you would normally expect some more encouraging stats – although things have improved this year. Nevertheless, engineers are in demand across multiple industries, but most stay in engineering, particularly in the oil industry, and in the car industry, in design and manufacturing. Jobs are all around the country, with Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment – starting salaries for mechanical engineers in Scotland are actually higher there than in London, thanks to the oil industry, and only bettered by a handful of courses. 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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