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University of Central Lancashire

Computer-Aided Engineering (sandwich)

UCAS Code: H134 U
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • General engineering
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

128 UCAS tariff points at A2 including Maths at grade B and Physics or appropriate STEM subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
31

Higher level Maths grade 6, and Physics or an appropriate STEM subject at grade 6.

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not 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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Our MEng(Hons) Computer Aided Engineering degree develops analytical skills for design, manufacturing and organisational skills which are all essential to the modern graduate engineer. This Computer Aided Engineering course provides a programme of study containing modern computer-aided engineering techniques that are applied within manufacturing industry. These include computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacture and computer-aided production management. The UCLan Computer Aided Engineering course satisfies the academic requirements to progress to Chartered Engineer and the opportunities to develop real experiences to enter the computer-aided engineering industry. Those choosing a career in engineering can be confident that their skills will always be in demand. Those with specific knowledge of computer-aided engineering will also have the ability to exploit the advantages of new technologies to extend their engineering expertise. This quality of this course has been recognised with accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Designers.

Modules

Year 1: Manufacturing engineering; drawing and computer-aided design (CAD); mathematics; electronics and instrumentation; mechanics; software development 1. Year 2: Design and development; CAD; manufacturing technology; operations management A; instrumentation and control; software development 2. Year 3: Advanced CAD; engineering simulation; operations management B; manufacturing simulation; control systems; a major project. Year 4: Engineer in society; case studies in engineering; advanced tribology; advanced engineering systems; a major project (double).

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

56%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
38% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
343 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% MED
Average graduate salary £18.8k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

9%

Graduates who are protective service occupations

39%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and starting salaries competitive. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering – particularly mechanical, civil, design, and electrical engineering, as well as engineering project management. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification – this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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