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Liverpool John Moores University

Mechanical and Marine Engineering

UCAS Code: H390
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£25.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

128 UCAS points required Average A Level offer ABB Minimum of 200 UCAS points at A2-level from Maths and one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Further Maths, Electronics or Engineering. LJMU will accept a combination of Band 4 qualifications e.g. A Levels and BTEC Diploma

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

27 IB Diploma Points with 6 IB points in HL Mathematics and 6 IB points in HL Physics

UCAS tariff points
128

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

100%

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

Course at a glance ŠExcellent student support from academic tutors, technical staff and student mentors in both practical and academic activities throughout all levels of study ŠProfessionally accredited, design-led engineering curriculum emphasises developing understanding through application, with first and second year student taking part in two-week-long design projects supplied by industrial partners ŠTeaching is supported by well-equipped laboratories and workshops with state-of-the-art software and excellent technical support. All engineering students receive a personal copy of Solidworks 3-CAD software ŠProfessional engineers regularly contribute to courses, and industrial visits provide insights into careers in professional engineering; you also have the option of completing an industrial placement including an internal placement with the Formula Student Team ŠAccredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, giving exemption from theoretical components of the Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) professional qualifications, up to and including the level of Chief Engineer

Modules

Level 4: engineering practice 1; thermodynamics and fluid mechanics 1; materials and manufacture; mechanical engineering design 1; applied mechanics 1; engineering mathematics 1; electrical and electronic engineering. Level 5: Applied mechanics 2; thermodynamics and fluid mechanics 2; engineering practice 2; materials and processes; engineering mathematics 2; marine design and technology; marine electrical systems. Sandwich degree: Year-long placement. Level 6: (fourth year for sandwich students) Engineering project; engineering analysis; industrial management; marine design and propulsion. Option modules: fluid dynamics and heat transfer; thermodynamics; dynamics and control; structural integrity; materials engineering; manufacturing processes and industrial automation. Level 7: (fifth year for sandwich students) Maritime and offshore safety analysis; extended engineering project; group design project; operations research. Option modules: Advanced materials; finite element analysis; offshore engineering; marine design engineering; computational fluid dynamics; alternative energy systems.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
84%
16%

Year 1

74%
26%

Year 2

52%
42%
6%

Year 3

46%
54%

Year 4

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 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

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
20% 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
373 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £25.5k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

47%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

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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