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Robert Gordon University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H301
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£29.1k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BCC including Maths and Physics/Engineering/ Design & Technology. GCSE English at Grade C or above is required if not held at A Level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BBBB to include Maths and either Engineering Science or Physics. English at National 5 Level is required if not held at Higher.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

including Higher Level Maths and Physics at grade 5 plus Standard Level English

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

89%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Year 1: Core modules; mathematics 1A; statics and dynamics; introduction to electrical engineering; professional skills; mathematics 1B; introduction to design, materials and manufacture; heat transfer and fluid mechanics; product development. Year 2: Core modules; mathematics 2A; mechanics of solids; thermofluids; the strategy of design and manufacture; dynamics; products in service; introduction to electronics; electrical power. Year 3: Core modules; mathematics 3A; signal acquisition, instrumentation and control; environmental engineering; project management, team working and leadership; engineering analysis 1; industrial plant; electrical power and energy systems; MEng fast track only group project (principles of asset management); socially responsible management; pre-project industrial placement. Year 4: Core modules; engineering analysis 2; failure analysis; safety, risk and reliability management; systems engineering; plant performance; control and instrumentation; BEng honours project; MEng individual project; MEng fast track only module (engineering analysis 3); quality management for engineers; post-project industrial placement. Year 5 (MEng only): Core modules; principles of asset management; socially responsible management; advanced thermofluids; quality management for engineers; engineering analysis 3; materials and corrosion science; group project.

Robert Gordon University

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Robert Gordon University is a leader when it comes to graduate employability, with an impressive 97.1% of our graduates working or in further study within six months of graduation. With an emphasis on practical experience wherever possible, we ensure our students are ready for life after graduation – over 90% of our courses include a work placement option.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

26%
74%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
41%
59%

Year 1

35%
59%
6%

Year 2

47%
53%

Year 3

60%
40%

Year 4

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 79%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

53%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

43%

Feedback on work has been prompt

37%

Staff are good at explaining things

79%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
9% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
425 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
14% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £29.1k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

68%

Graduates who are elementary construction occupations

2%

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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