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Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • General engineering
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Excluding General Studies Mathematics and another science subject at Grade B

Scottish Highers

Mathematics and a second science subject at Grade B

Scottish Advanced Highers

Mathematics and a second science subject at Grade B

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010) Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject, GCE AL Maths is still required: Applied Science, Building Services Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability. BTEC Extended Diploma (2016) Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject or GCE AL Maths providing they have taken the mandatory unit ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ AND the optional unit ‘ Further Engineering Mathematics’: Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering.

International Baccalaureate

Applicant will be considered with IB 36-32 OR 666 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicant will be required to have Grade 5 in HL Maths and a second science subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-159 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


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

From the minute we awake to an alarm clock, to the music we listen to, the clothes we dress in, the food we eat, the transport, roads and bridges we use, and the buildings we inhabit; every aspect of our daily routine involves some form of engineering. Engineers are the inventors and problem-solvers of our everyday world and they influence and develop the environment and technology of our future. Engineering graduates are in high demand and professional opportunities exist in many different fields such as construction, textiles, defence, renewable energy, food, aerospace, medicine, radio, TV and motor sport. There are also many kinds of engineering disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical, electronic and materials engineering and the type of work can vary from research and design to consulting and manufacturing. The engineering programmes at Exeter offer you a flexible first year to explore many disciplines of engineering, with the freedom to choose which excites you most before you decide to specialise in one area. Students on the BEng or MEng Engineering programmes normally change to one of the accredited, discipline specific, programmes at the end of the first year; although it is possible to continue with the general study of engineering beyond your first year. During your first year you will study subjects fundamental to all branches of engineering, giving you a broad-based introduction to the degrees on offer. The core course is common to the first years of all our Engineering programmes and provides you with technical and communication skills from across the whole spectrum of engineering, whilst also providing the foundation for learning a specialist branch of engineering. One half day a week is devoted to engineering design activities where you will work in small groups in the labs and workshops Why choose Engineering at Exeter? •You have the flexibility and freedom to explore Engineering for the first year before deciding on your chosen specialist field. •You will gain practical, hands-on experience from your first year; constructing a water-wheel and learning industry standard design software. •Our first-class equipment and excellent facilities include the latest Additive Layer Manufacturing technology and a 3D visualisation suite. •Our staff are committed to helping you make the best engineering career choices and you will be guided at every step to help you choose the best engineering option for you.


University of Exeter

Streatham Campus

Exeter is a top university, combining world leading research with some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the country. We've really invested in buildings and facilities over the last few years, with the showpiece building, The Forum, being opened by the Queen. JK Rowling studied in Exeter and based many elements of Harry Potter on our traditions and buildings...

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 82%
Student score 73% LOW
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
49% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
471 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate 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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