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University of Bath

Mechanical with Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H330

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Mathematics or Physics (or Further Mathematics if applicable). 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

Access to HE Diploma

D:39

Pass 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.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D*

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A* in A level Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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

63%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Combine detailed subject knowledge with initiative to solve complex engineering problems. Develop the professional skills to pursue a career as an engineer.

Course aims

Our course is for engineers who want to apply fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge to the challenges of the automotive industry including areas such as cost, emissions, performance and materials.

Your first two years give you a detailed understanding of the core mechanical engineering principles. Using physical science, mathematics and computing, you'll learn how to analyse engineering systems. You’ll study vehicle design, manufacturing processes and component analysis in the context of the automotive market. In your final year, you'll have the flexibility to choose from a range of specialist units.

Group and individual projects give you the chance to put theory into practice and gain experience in engineering enterprise management. You’ll use your initiative to creatively solve complex engineering problems. The balance of technical, teamwork, and project management skills you develop will prepare you for the workplace.

You can also join our award-winning Formula student team, Team Bath Racing. As part of the team, you'll contribute to the design and build of a single-seat racing car and enter in the annual International Formula Student competition

Our MEng degrees give you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work and fulfil the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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.

88%
high
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

92%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A
524

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
Sports and fitness occupations
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

£38k

£38k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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