Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
61% LOW
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include Grade C in Maths/Further Maths and Grade C in Science, Engineering or Technology (including IT) subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma

BTEC National Diploma at Level 3 in Engineering to include one of the following units with a minimum grade of Merit: 7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems 8 Further Engineering Mathematics

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 in Engineering to include one of the following units with a minimum grade of Merit: 7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems 8 Further Engineering Mathematics

International Baccalaureate

To include Maths and Science at Higher Level grade 5.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 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


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

Not available

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
Icon docs

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 is an integrated four-year (or five-year with sandwich) undergraduate Masters course which gives you access to the School of Engineering’s research and consultancy expertise. Project-based learning in all years, including live industry-led projects, will help you develop the transferable skills and the multi-disciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry. The five-year sandwich route provides the opportunity for you to spend your third year on industrial placement, either within the UK or further afield. Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Features and benefits of the course: - This degree course shares a common first and second year with our BEng degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a common first year with our MEng and BEng degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, so you may be able to transfer between courses. All units have been designed to use up to date examples from the world of engineering. Every year, the School of Engineering invites industrial and academic colleagues to set new, “live” projects that challenge our students to devise innovative solutions to current problems. You will get feedback and advice directly from industrialists and have the chance to find out exactly what it takes to impress a potential future employer. You will have the opportunity to work with other students in the Student Society on extra-curricular projects to apply and showcase your engineering and design skills in, for example, the Formula Student racing car competition or the Engineering For People Design Challenge. You can apply to become a STEM Ambassador – great for developing your communication skills. Full training will be provided for you to work on projects in which you can share your enthusiasm for engineering, design and technology in schools and at public events. Full training will be provided for you to use our state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories and specialist engineering software in our £4m engineering workshop. In your final year, you will present your work at the School's degree show and in a published yearbook - both of which will be viewed by industry representatives. Browse a gallery of student work: mmu.ac.uk/ugengineering


Manchester Metropolitan University

The uni - with a new £75 million Business School and Student Hub

MMU is a thriving and diverse community of students from all professions ranging from artists and teachers to business leaders and scientists. Whatever course you choose you'll have access to great industry links and opportunities in one of the UK's most popular student cities. We're two thirds of the way through a £350 million building programme including a new students' union planned for 2014.

How you'll spend your time

Sorry, we don’t have study time information to display here

How you'll be assessed

Sorry, we don’t have course assessment information to display here

What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

Icon bubble

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 62%
Student score 61% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
9% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
319 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us