What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
128-136 points including Mathematics at grade C and a Science or Technology subject at grade C. Mathematics at grade C and (Any Science subject at grade C or Any Technology subject at grade C).
32 overall to include 5 in mathematics and 4 in a science/technology subject at higher level. English and Maths accepted within
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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.
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
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
â?¢Open the door to a successful future. With starting salaries from Â£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. â?¢Distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council. The course fully satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). â?¢Study specialist modules in control systems engineering or thermo-fluid mechanics, and learn from engineering failures. â?¢Benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement. Placements may lead to sponsorship and future employment opportunities. â?¢Engage in experimental work in excellent laboratories and workshops. â?¢Take the opportunity to make appropriate use of computer-aided engineering. â?¢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. â?¢Immerse yourself in additional modules in marketing and entrepreneurship, industrial computational fluid dynamics, robotics and control and structural design.
Modules include: Acquire a sound foundation in design; mechanics; materials; electrical principles; thermo-fluids; maths; and business, learning by active involvement in real engineering problems; undertake a hands-on module in manufacturing methods; integrates modules like materials and structures through the central design theme, providing a holistic approach to mechanical engineering; core subjects, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and quality management, are supported by further studies in business, mathematics and control.
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.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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