What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
112 to 120 UCAS points, including A Level Grade C at Mathematics and Grade C at a second relevant subject: Applied ICT / Applied Science / Applied Business / Biology / Business Studies / Chemistry / Computing / Computer Science / DT (Product Design Resistant Materials) / DT (Systems & Control Technology) / Product Design / Economics / Economics & Business / Electronics / Engineering / Environmental Science / Further Maths / Use of Maths/ Pure Maths / ICT / Physics / Statistics. Excluding General Studies
Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.
From Mechanical Engineering or related subject, to include Distinction in at least one Mathematics unit, alongside A Level Mathematics or A Level Physics.
From Mechanical Engineering or related subject, to include Distinction in at least one Mathematics unit.
30 overall to include Grade 5 at Higher Level Mathematics and Grade 4 at Higher Level in a second relevant subject. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Including A Level Grade C at Mathematics and Grade C at a second relevant subject: Applied ICT / Applied Science / Applied Business / Biology / Business Studies / Chemistry / Computing / Computer Science / DT (Product Design Resistant Materials) / DT (Systems & Control Technology) / Product Design / Economics / Economics & Business / Electronics / Engineering / Environmental Science / Further Maths / Use of Maths/ Pure Maths / ICT / Physics / Statistics. Excluding General Studies
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.
% applicants receiving offers90%
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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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Are you fascinated by technology and design? Build a solid foundation in the principles of mechanical engineering, starting with an exciting interdisciplinary module set up with funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering and progressing on to tackling a technically challenging group design project. The skills you’ll acquire could enable you to follow in the footsteps of our graduates working in fields from racing car design to engineering consultancy. You will distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). You’ll engage in experimental work in excellent laboratories and workshops. You’ll also benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement. Employment may lead to sponsorship and future employment opportunities. Open the door to a successful future. With starting salaries from £23,000, our graduates have gone on to work for Hoare Lea, Babcock Marine, Becton Dickinson, e2v, Edwards, the Shaw Group and the Ministry of Defence. Distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). The course fully satisfies the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Choose specialist modules in control systems engineering or thermo-fluid mechanics, and learn from engineering failures. Benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement. Employment may lead to sponsorship and future employment opportunities. Engage in experimental work in excellent laboratories and workshops. Take advantage of a flexible course. The first two years are common with BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites and the first year is common with BEng (Hons) Marine Technology, allowing you to swap courses. Progress onto the MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at the end of the second year if you are doing well on the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.
In Year 1, you'll acquire a sound foundation in design, mechanics, materials, electrical principles, thermo-fluids, mathematics and business, learning by active involvement in real engineering problems. You’ll also undertake a hands-on module in manufacturing methods. Modules are shared with the BEng (Hons) in Marine Technology and in the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites. Year 2 consists of modules covering materials and structures, which are integrated through the central design theme, providing a holistic approach to mechanical engineering. Core subjects like thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and quality management, are supported by further studies in business, mathematics and control. In your final year, you’ll specialise in either thermal and fluid engineering, or control and intelligent systems. You'll study manufacturing, failure mechanisms and mechanics, quality management and statistics and practise design and computer-aided engineering. You'll also research a topic of interest for your individual project. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.
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