What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
UCAS points which should come from A-levels. 32 points should come from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject at A2 level. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. We will also accept: AS-levels along with A2-levels Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma. National Diploma applicants that have also successfully completed the additional, core mathematics modules and the extended project (Technical Baccalaureate) are specifically encouraged to apply Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later. General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers78%
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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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Mechanical Engineering keeps the world moving, from bicycles to bi-planes, catapults to cranes, supercars to satellites and everything in between. Mechanical engineers apply the fundamentals of science and mathematics to create practical, useful solutions that the rest of us can use. If it moves or contains moving parts, mechanical engineers are behind it. They use the earth's energy and natural resources intelligently and efficiently to come up with optimum and cost effective solutions. Our programme prepares students for careers as professional mechanical engineers with the focus on innovation, analysis and development within a wide range of advanced engineering technologies. The programme, using our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, aims to develop a strong knowledge of engineering concepts across all mechanical subject areas, so as to form a basis for complex problem solving and innovation in whatever area the engineer is employed. A key feature of the programme is the exposure of students to real industrial problems, where leadership skills are developed through a team working approach. The aims of the programme are: To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future mechanical engineering technologies, methods and standards To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new mechanical engineering solutions that better society To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of professional roles within mechanical engineering and associated specialist fields.
Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Design and Materials (30 credits) Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits) Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits) Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits) Year 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Structural Mechanics (15 credits) Electrical Circuits (15 credits) Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits) Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers Fluids and Powder Dynamics (15 credits) Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits) Thermodynamics (15 credits) Materials 2 (15 credits) Mechanics and Design of Machines (15 credits) Year 3 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Individual Project (30 credits) Engineering Professional Skills 3 (30 credits) Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options. Control and Mechatronics (15 credits) Advanced Fluid Mechanics (15 credits) Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer (15 credits) Materials Under Stress (15 credits) Engineering System Dynamics (15 credits) Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (15 credits) Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options. Operations Management (15 credits) Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits) Bulk Solids Handling (15 credits) Quality Engineering (15 credits)
The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.
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