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Queen Mary University of London

Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience

UCAS Code: H304

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

To include A level Mathematics, and either Physics or Chemistry. Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note: You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

6,6,5 in HL subjects, To include Mathematics at HL, and either Physics or Chemistry, also at HL.

Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for. Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3. Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/ If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk).

UCAS Tariff

136

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73%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich including industrial placement | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering looks at how parts, machines and systems work, and how to design and analyse them.
Whether you’re applying the principles to a power station, a car engine or a household object, the emphasis of mechanical engineering is on energy and design. Because it’s so broad, it makes an ideal undergraduate degree – an opportunity to learn about the full range of exciting engineering pathways without specialising too early.
The Queen Mary programme has a particular emphasis on design, materials and computational engineering. You’ll start with specialist modules from the first year, while also building a broader foundation of core engineering knowledge. In the third year you’ll choose from topics such as environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, automotive engines and aircraft propulsion.
If you choose the MEng option, you’ll take part in a group design project in the final year. Recent projects have included assessing Britain’s Olympic bobsleigh and testing a combustor from a Rolls-Royce micro-gas turbine.

Modules

Year 1
Energy Conversion Systems
Engineering Design Methods
Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
Engineering Mechanics: Statics
Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 1
Mathematics and Computing for Engineers 2
Mechanics of Fluids 1
Thermodynamics 1

Assessment methods

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework, written reports, projects, presentations, group work and exams in the summer.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Mary University of London

Department:

Engineering and Materials Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

66%
low
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

57%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Engineering professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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