What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A level Mathematics (Further Mathematics and Physics are not required but are advantageous). You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A levels which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015. General Studies not accepted
D*D*D* plus Distinction in all units required. BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered providing there is sufficient Mathematics content and applicant satisfactorily completes our Mathematics aptitude test.
6,6,5 at Higher Level to include Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers76%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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
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
Mechanical Engineers plan, design and develop anything that moves; from cyclone vacuum cleaners to cars and medical robots; applying engineering science to solving problems of current and future importance to industry and society. The School of Mechanical Engineering takes an active role in passing this expertise to future generations of mechanical engineers through our fully accredited degree programmes. At Birmingham, we provide an excellent environment for studying Mechanical Engineering; we offer state-of-the-art facilities and research-led teaching from experts in the field who will encourage your engineering talents to thrive. As well as a design laboratory supporting industry-standard techniques such as computer aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD); we also house engine research laboratories, an advanced machining centre and a Microsystems & Nanotechnology research center. Students also get the chance to work on UBRacing – our own Formula Student Racing Team, which competes throughout the world and is in its 17th year. We produce graduates who can function in today's fast-changing marketplace, and your career prospects will be excellent. Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.
The course is structured to have a core first two years of engineering science followed in subsequent years by more advanced techniques and applications, accompanied by a significant amount of project work. For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the 'view course details' link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the 'course details' tab.
Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.
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2:1 or above
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