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University of Edinburgh

Mechanical Engineering with Management

UCAS Code: H3NF
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

56%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Management studies
Student score
68% LOW
63% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAA

Mathematics and (Physics or Engineering or Design & Technology).

Scottish Highers
AABB-AAAA

Mathematics at Grade A plus either Physics (preferably) or Engineering Science.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

56%

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

Mechanical at The University of Edinburgh is of a medium-size with a strong emphasis on both teaching and research. We provide a friendly environment for learning, with guidance and pastoral care being offered throughout the course. The Mechanical Engineering laboratories and workshops are equipped with all the facilities required to back up taught lecture material. Students also use advanced design software packages that are commonly used in industry. There is an emphasis on experimental work throughout all the degree programmes, with team work and problem solving used from 1st year onwards. Our curriculum is structured to help students develop the skills necessary to become professional engineers, though a combination of lecture modules, laboratory work, design exercises, group and individual projects. We aim to teach the scientific principles underpinning mechanical engineering and to show how these principles can be applied to design solutions to real engineering problems. Practical skills are taught in a programme of laboratory and workshop sessions. All of our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).

Modules

Year 1: Engineering; mathematics; 1 further course selected from wide choice, e.g. computer science; physics; economics; psychology; fine art. Year 2: 3 subjects studied: mechanical engineering and mathematics; either electrical engineering or management. Year 3: Mechanical engineering; management course. Year 4/5: Individual project, often industrially related; computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture; project management; advanced numerical techniques; industrial/European placement.

University of Edinburgh

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
42%
58%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

42%
58%

Year 3

26%
34%
40%

Year 4

29%
71%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
27%
6%

Year 1

64%
36%

Year 2

43%
54%
3%

Year 3

29%
71%

Year 4

39%
61%

Year 5

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

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 65%
Student score 68% LOW
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

68%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

37%

Feedback on work has been prompt

40%

Staff are good at explaining things

67%

Received sufficient advice and support

64%

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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
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
487 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

43%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been affected by the recession and so you would normally expect some more encouraging stats – although things have improved this year. Nevertheless, engineers are in demand across multiple industries, but most stay in engineering, particularly in the oil industry, and in the car industry, in design and manufacturing. Jobs are all around the country, with Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment – starting salaries for mechanical engineers in Scotland are actually higher there than in London, thanks to the oil industry, and only bettered by a handful of courses. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification – this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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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 64%
Student score 63% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

57%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

30%

Feedback on work has been prompt

42%

Staff are good at explaining things

55%

Received sufficient advice and support

55%

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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
75% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
508 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

16%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

13%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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