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Oxford Brookes University

Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H341
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
MEng 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including Maths at grade A and Physics at grade B Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB, including Maths at Grade A and Physics at Grade B

BTEC Diploma
DD

Engineering

International Baccalaureate
33

Higher level Maths and Physics at Grade 5 are required.

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

100%

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

On this course you will learn engineering principles and analytical techniques, alongside gaining hands-on experience such as dismantling, studying and rebuilding a racing car and driver training. You will also have the opportunity to join Brookesâ?? consistently successful Formula Student team. You will study in our purpose-built premises which house the latest industrial-standard test facilities. You will also benefit from our strong links with the local automotive, manufacturing and autosports industries.

Modules

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

23%
77%

Year 5

20%
80%

Year 6

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
51%
49%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

35%
65%

Year 4

25%
75%

Year 5

42%
58%

Year 6

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 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
6% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
381 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
49% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

45%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

3%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

3%

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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