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Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Subject specific requirements: Minimum of 80 UCAS points at A2-level (or equivalent) from Maths and one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Further Maths, Electronics or Engineering •Is general studies acceptable? Yes •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: ABB •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own or to the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications. Should be studying an appropriate subject, normally Building Services Engineering or another Engineering discipline

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Additional information: 27 IB Diploma Points

UCAS tariff points

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


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


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

In a rapidly changing world, mechanical engineers are in demand more than ever before to design and build the new generation of engines, power plants, structures and vehicles that keep the world running. On this course you will acquire an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles and advanced design technology as well as the problem solving and management skills required to be a successful mechanical engineer. Institution of Mechanical Engineers accreditation means your degree qualifies you for registration as a Chartered Engineer. This is one of the UK’s leading engineering departments, with a supportive staff team and excellent facilities including engine test facilities, materials testing laboratories and digital design studios, which you have full use of in practical sessions. Links with national and international companies such as BMW, Airbus Industries, Rolls Royce and Shell mean that the course is tailored to the needs of employers and as an extension of this, we offer you the chance to undertake a year’s paid placement.


Level 4 •Engineering Mathematics •Applied Mechanics •Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics •Materials •Engineering Practice •Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 5 •Engineering Mathematics •Materials and Processes •Applied Mechanics •Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics •Mechanical Engineering Design •Engineering Practice •Mechatronics Sandwich year: Industrial placement Level 6 Core •Engineering Project •Industrial Management •Mechanical Engineering Design •Engineering Analysis Options (Students choose one from each semester) •Materials Engineering •Structural Integrity •Manufacturing Processes and Industrial Automation •Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer •ThermoDynamics •Dynamics and Control •Vehicle Dynamics Level 7 Core •Group Project •Operations Research Options (Students choose 3 options) •Finite Element Analysis •Conventional and Alternative Energy Systems •Offshore Engineering •Computational Fluid Dynamics •Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes •Structural Dynamics •Additive Manufacturing Processes Further guidance on modules The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
21% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. 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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