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University of Central Lancashire

Computer Aided Engineering (Sandwich)

UCAS Code: H134
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

  • General engineering
Student score
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% 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
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112 UCAS points including A2 Maths at grade B, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade B (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

Scottish Highers
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112 UCAS points including A2 Maths at grade B, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade B. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

BTEC Diploma
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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The following units are required: Unit 5 Mechanical Principles and Applications at Distinction, and one of the following; Unit 4 Mathematics for Engineering Technicians at Merit Unit 11 Further Mechanical Principles and Applications at Merit Unit 18 Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications at Merit Unit 28 Further Mathematics in Engineering/for Engineering Technicians at Merit

UCAS tariff points

including A2 Maths at grade B, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade B (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics). Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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

Further develop your ability to apply a socially aware, responsible and consistent approach to design, manufacturing and organisation – essential for professional engineers - and meet the academic criteria you need to progress to Chartered Engineer status. Throughout your studies you’ll apply modern computer-aided engineering techniques to the manufacturing industry, studying modules designed to improve your analysis and problem-solving capabilities - and in your final year, you’ll take part in student-led project and individual projects to put all of your new skills into real-world application. You’ll graduate thoroughly prepared to take on the engineering industry. Graduates in CAE pursue careers in a wide range of industries including aerospace, marine, nuclear and petrochemical. Their roles are usually in design, manufacturing or production. Engineering graduates are in greater demand than ever, which means the options for you are rich and endless, including careers in aerospace, the automotive industry, the Ministry of Defence and research development. Put simply, engineers are concerned with the conversion of natural resources into valuable products and services that benefit us all. 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 degree 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.


Year 1 Manufacturing Engineering Drawing & CAD Mathematics Electronics & Instrumentation. Mechanics Software Development 1 Year 2 Design & Development CAD Manufacturing Technology Operations Management A Instrumentation & 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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 82% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
12% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18.8k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are protective service occupations


Graduates who are engineering professionals


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 the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. 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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