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University of Bath

Integrated Design Engineering (with Placement)

UCAS Code: H762

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Mathematics or Physics (or Further Mathematics if applicable). If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative A level offer: AAA including Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in AS level Further Mathematics grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering) with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units (including Calculus) achieved at Distinction and 12 credits from Physics units achieved at Distinction. Our Mechanical Engineering courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics and Physics. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science or Engineering, and we are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics and Physics to be able to succeed in our courses. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits (including Calculus) and Physics units worth at least 12 credits. However, due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these skills.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 including D3 in Mathematics and Physics and D2 in Mathematics or Physics. Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer: D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics and Physics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*D*D*

D*D*D* in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma plus grade A in A level Mathematics. Due to the mathematical content of the course, you will need A level Mathematics alongside your Cambridge Technical qualification. We are able to consider Cambridge Technical qualifications in Engineering, and prefer you to study as many units as possible in Physical Science.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*D*D*

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. Due to the mathematical content of the course, you will need A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We are able to consider BTEC qualifications in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering and prefer you to study as many units as possible in Physical Science. We may also be able to consider the above BTEC qualifications in Applied Science, Construction and the Built Environment, and Building Services. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application.

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

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. Due to the mathematical content of the course, you will need A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We are able to consider BTEC qualifications in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering and prefer you to study as many units as possible in Physical Science. We may also be able to consider BTEC qualifications in Applied Science, Construction and the Built Environment, and Building Services. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Integrate mechanical, electrical and software skills to develop innovative products. You’ll be equipped for a career as a multidisciplinary design engineer.

Our course is for creative engineers who want to explore product development, machines and systems. You’ll investigate the relationship between engineering and design to produce new products that are both marketable and functional. We want to inspire you to make the world better by designing and building the products of the future.

In your first two years, you’ll develop a detailed understanding of core mechanical engineering principles. You’ll use mathematics and computing to analyse engineering systems and study design and manufacturing processes. Specialist units encourage you to take a hands-on approach to engineering design. You’ll work with other students in studios, labs and workshops to experiment with design and production. ‘Design-make-test’ activities give you practical experience of designing, building and testing prototypes.

At Bath, practical project work is central to your study experience. Group and individual projects give you the chance to put theory into practice and use initiative to solve complex engineering problems. The high level technical, management, communication and design skills you’ll develop will prepare you for the workplace.

Studying an MEng gives you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work, and it fulfils the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer. You have the flexibility to transfer to any of our five mechanical engineering courses up until the end of your second year. This empowers you to take your degree in a direction that best suits your ambitions.

Professional accreditation
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Mechanical 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.

82%
med
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

77%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

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.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Engineering professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative 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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