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Loughborough University

Mechanical Engineering

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

136

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Grades AAB including Maths and Physics. Practical Science is required. Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Highers at AAB in three subjects, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at BB in Maths and Physics

Scottish Advanced Highers
BB

BB in Maths and Physics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects Mathematics at grade B and Physics at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

35 points minimum with 6,6,5 at HL including HL Maths and Physics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

75%

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

£9,250

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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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

This course is taught within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough. It is ranked in the UK top 10 in all major newspaper league tables and has an excellent reputation for student satisfaction and graduate prospects. 97% of their graduates are in employment or taking further study within six months of leaving with 96% of them in professional or managerial roles. The average starting salary of their graduates is over £26,000 (of those available for work or study DLHE 2014). Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines and will offer you a wide choice of options in industry. Our BEng Mechanical Engineering degree provides a balanced, theoretical and practical introduction to fundamental engineering principles and their application to real industrial projects. The course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has an established reputation with employers in industry and a number of companies offer sponsorship for students.

Modules

Year 1: Computing; design and manufacture; electronics and circuit theory; engineering business and communication; materials and manufacturing technology; mathematics; mechanics; mechanics of materials; thermofluids. Year 2: Business law and finance; computing; computer aided design, manufacture & test (computer-aided designMAT); dynamics and control; electrical power and machine; heat transfer and fluids; industry design project; mathematics; mechanics of materials; design of machine elements; dynamics and control; thermodynamics. Year 3: Individual project; business management; French or German (optional); selection of electives from a wide range.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
38%
62%

Year 1

33%
66%
1%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
62%
24%
14%

Year 1

59%
25%
16%

Year 2

47%
34%
19%

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 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
409 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

49%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

5%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

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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