What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, with A* in Mathematics or Physics. (AAA may be offered in exceptional circumstances)
AA including Mathematics and Physics, plus Highers at A grades
38 points with 7 6 6 at HL including HL Mathematics and Physics
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
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.
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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The Automotive courses at Loughborough were the first such courses in the UK and have established a national and international reputation for the quality of the courses and the graduates produced. The courses are unique in that they are run in an Automotive Department by academics working with the Automotive Industry. Both the MEng and BEng courses allow you to acquire a firm foundation in engineering science as it is applied to automobile design, development and manufacture, with considerable emphasis given to the use of modern analytical and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) methods. The strong Automotive focus continues throughout the courses with the continuation of vehicle design ultimately leading to the complete design of a vehicle and the introduction of a broad range of Automotive modules. Both courses are designed to develop engineers with strong analytical, modelling, experimental and design ability, but also with excellent communication and team working skills. This extended course has been developed to allow you to broaden your knowledge of automotive engineering, provide the opportunity to study topics of particular interest in more depth and to undertake a substantial individual project. The first two years are studied in common with the BEng students. In Year 3, MEng students study a wider range of subjects and in the final year the teaching and assessment are conducted at an advanced level with taught material drawing on current research topics and with substantial project work included. Through exchange schemes there are also opportunities to study for part of the final year at external national and overseas research establishments and universities.
The first two years of a BEng or MEng share the same content, format and structure, with a good mix of theory, application and practical content from day one. The MEng differ from the BEng courses by offering the opportunity to study technical and management topics at a more advanced level. Year 1: Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and imagineering the future. All Materials courses have a common first year allowing greater flexibility/mobility. Year 2: Areas studied include vehicle design and development, vehicle loading and suspension, internal combustion engines, materials in service, processing, characterisation, mechanics and fracture mechanics, mathematics. Optional placement/study year: Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study. Final Year: Areas studied include automotive crash protection, vehicle and component design, composites, surface engineering, advanced processing, functional materials, project management, industrial case studies , substantial individual research project and Formula Student group project.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
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