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London South Bank University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H300
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any subject related to the course.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
120-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

87%

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

£9,000

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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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

Our Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means that it is a step towards qualifying as a Chartered Engineer. Chartered Engineers typically earn more than their colleagues, and our degree has been designed in accordance with IMechE's guidelines to ensure that our graduates are enthusiastic, articulate and motivated, as well as being recognised internationally as highly competent engineering graduates who are aware of their obligations and committed to lifelong learning â?? qualities that employers will immediately attribute to you upon seeing that you studied at LSBU. An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords

Modules

Year 1: engineering mathematics and modelling; design and practice; engineering principles; mechanical principles. Year 2: engineering design and sustainability; solid mechanics and dynamics; advanced engineering mathematics and modelling; thermo fluids; principles of control; machine drives and mechatronics. Year 3: optional placement. Year 4: project; manufacturing systems and materials technologies; dynamics and systems modelling; innovation and enterprise; thermo fluids and turbo machinery; control engineering.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University offers professionally focused degrees in the heart of London. Situated 15 minutes from the Thames, it is ideally located for exploring the city. The majority of courses are accredited by professional bodies, and feature opportunities for work experience, which allows students to take advantage of the university’s links with industry.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
65%
24%
11%

Year 1

53%
39%
8%

Year 2

38%
62%

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 77%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

71%

Received sufficient advice and support

65%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
9% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
27% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
308 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.5k LOW
Graduates who are engineering professionals

10%

Graduates who are leisure and travel services

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

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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