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Loughborough University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H303

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Maths and Physics with A* in Maths or Physics. If you are studying a Science A level and it includes a separate practical assessment, then you must also achieve a Pass in this assessment)

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

38 (7,6,6 HL) including Maths and Physics at HL

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in all units to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Maths at grade A* Preferred subjects: Aeronautical, Engineering, or Mechanical

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Maths and Physics, plus Highers at AAA in three other subjects

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

112-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

79%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering applies the principles of physics to the analysis, design, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It defines how and why mechanical systems work, define how long a mechanical system will work, and predict when they will fail.

Mechanical Engineers are at the heart of a broad spectrum of UK and international industrial sectors. They design and specify products ranging from mobile phones to bullet trains, and work extensively in the nineteen IMechE defined mechanical engineering industrial sectors.

Our MEng Mechanical Engineering degree covers an extensive range of disciplines from Dynamics and Control, to Stress Analysis Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics. A diverse array of engineering science based subjects are experienced, providing technical expertise and integration of skill sets. Mechanical Engineering takes advantage of other engineering disciplines, blending Materials Science, Electronics and Software Engineering with the core subjects.

Modules

Year 1 and 2:
The first academic year of the MEng course gets you up to speed with the core subjects around Mechanical Engineering. All the modules during this year are compulsory, to ensure a solid foundation in your knowledge is established ahead of progressing into the second academic year.
The second academic year of the MEng course builds on the Mechanical Engineering core knowledge developed during Year 1.

Year 3/4:
The third academic year of the MEng course is structured around an Individual Project, together with a Mechanical Engineering core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects.
The final academic year of the MEng course is structured around Project Engineering, together with a Mechanical Engineering core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects, with the opportunity to include modules from other courses within the university during the final academic year.

Assessment methods

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. In their final year, MEng students prepare a technical exhibition. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules. For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification for BEng and MEng variants.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Students studying many of our Engineering degree courses, and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service, may be eligible for financial support under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Engineering professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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