What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A*AA including Mathematics and Physics
SH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics Mathematics and Physics.
Mathematics and Physics.
D*DD (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.* If A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, we may invite you to undertake a maths test at the University in the spring, which will examine similar content to A-level Maths core modules.
38 overall including 18 points at Higher level, with 6, 6 in Higher level Mathematics and Physics.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers49%
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 supportNot available
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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Bristol's engineering heritage is world famous and the city continues to be an international leader in cutting-edge engineering. In 2015 the department was ranked as the very best out of all Russell Group Universities by the National Student Survey, a ranking that exemplifies the department's continual commitment to its students. We are in the top five of mechanical engineering departments nationally for the standard of teaching, and we receive very positive feedback and satisfaction ratings from our students. The official society for Mechanical Engineering is MechSoc, run by the department's students with the aims of encouraging social and professional development. We are also ranked highly for our research, reflecting the department's research-intensive ethos. High-quality research and teaching delivered by leading researchers in the field forms a core part of this culture and means that you will benefit from teaching led by the latest developments and expertise. It also confirms the University of Bristol as one of the leading centres of excellence for mechanical engineering in both the UK and internationally. Engineering students at Bristol also benefit from a dedicated Industrial Liaison Office. Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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