What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A*AA including A*A Mathematics and Physics (in any order) Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
D*DD (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at A. See admissions statement for alternative Maths qualification.
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6,6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics. Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
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 offers63%
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
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The first two years are common across our mechanical engineering degrees. Teaching is based on four main themes: design and manufacture, dynamics and control, and thermofluids materials. Years one and two cover the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering and include lectures, laboratories and design classes, as well as a number of short projects in modelling and manufacturing. The third year builds on this foundation and applies the principles covered in years one and two to more realistic and complex engineering applications. A major element of the third year is an open-ended individual research project that requires independent and creative thinking. In the fourth year, students select from specialist options, which provide an insight into state-of-the-art engineering research. The fourth year also includes a second major group project. In these projects, students must use effective teamwork to address a substantial open-ended technical challenge. Upon completion of our fully accredited courses (IMechE), you will have already met part (studying BEng) or all (studying MEng) of the benchmark academic requirements for becoming an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).
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