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BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
87% HIGH
82% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
£26k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Mathematics and a Physical Science

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

83%

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

This degree is accredited by both the Institution of Engineering Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The emphasis of the degree is on product design and systems integration involving sensors, embedded microcontrollers and computers and actuators, together with appropriate software techniques. In the later parts of the course, you can get involved with some challenging research projects, such as interfacing satellite navigation systems to mobile robots.

Modules

Year 1: Strength and materials; the world of manufacture; electrical and electronics fundamentals; sensing and signals; computers and control; the digital domain; transport technology; energy, chemical and sustainable engineering; design, innovation and 3-dimensional thinking; electronic information systems design; algebra, graphs and elementary complex numbers; determinants, vectors and further complex numbers; calculus; differential equations; further calculus and numerical techniques. Year 2: Engineering analysis; instrumentation and control; power and heat; engineering projects; business development project; mechanics and vibrations; materials and design; electrical circuits and power systems; digital electronics; mechanical systems A; electronic systems B; electronic systems C. Year 3: Final year project; engineering management; electrical and fluid drives and actuators; programmable systems; mechanics; engineering materials; machine elements.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
41%
59%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
53%

Year 1

47%
53%

Year 2

65%
35%

Year 3

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 93%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

51%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
392 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

61%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

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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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 90%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

45%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
8% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
400 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

53%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. 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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