What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAA including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
AA including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, plus Highers at majority A and B grades
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD with distinction in Mathematics modules. Relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 6 at HL in any two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
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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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This degree course combines the core elements of materials engineering with specific training of relevance to the automotive (vehicle and transport) industries. Selective modules are taught in conjunction with the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering. Backed by all sectors of the automotive and transport industries, this is the definitive course to prepare you for a career in an important industrial world market. The course utilises the resources and expertise for which Loughborough University is a Centre of Excellence (and is recognised as such by BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company, and Rolls-Royce, as well as by national research and education leaders in materials and automotive engineering). It offers a special blend of materials engineering knowledge linked to an appreciation of vehicle and engine design, plus management skills and the international awareness that is required of professional engineers.
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. Year 3 MEng: Areas studied include automotive crash protection, vehicle and component design, composites, surface engineering, advanced processing, functional materials, project management,, substantial individual research project and Formula Student group project. Final year MEng: Areas studied include vehicle engine analysis, advanced characterisation techniques, materials modelling, industrial case studies, energy materials, and elasticity.
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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