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Robert Gordon University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H301

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

To include Maths and either Design and Technology, Engineering or Physics. GCSE English at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

Pass 60 credits to include 45 at Level 3 at grade Merit in an Engineering discipline.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Relevant HNC may be considered for entry

HND (BTEC)

P

Relevant HND may be considered for entry

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

To include Higher Level Maths and Physics, one of which must be at grade 6 and one at grade 5. English is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3

To include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies. English at grade O3 or above is required if not held at Higher.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

To be held in Engineering.

Accepted

Scottish HNC

Pass

Relevant HNC may be considered for entry

Scottish HND

Pass

Relevant HND may be considered for entry

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

To include Maths and either Engineering Science, Physics or Technological Studies. English at National 5 grade C or above is required if not held at Higher.

UCAS Tariff

112-114

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering encompasses the design, construction and operation of machines, structures and industrial plant used in a very wide range of industries.

Mechanical engineers are constantly striving to produce safer, durable, cheaper, useful and more efficient machines and mechanical systems to benefit us all.

These can range from small components to extremely large plant, machinery or vehicles. Mechanical engineers must have the ability to work methodically and logically to solve real-life problems in the face of conflicting requirements.

The different pathways that are available on this degree will allow you to choose the engineering subjects you are interested in, and customise the course to meet your own particular interests and career aspirations. The first two years are common to all three of our Mechanical Engineering courses. At the end of year 2, you can make an informed decision about which route you wish to follow.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,750
per year
England
£6,750
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£16,240
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Robert Gordon University

Department:

School of Engineering

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.

72%
med
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

82%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
18%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Engineering professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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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