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University of Greenwich

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H300
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£23.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

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.

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

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)

University of Greenwich

Students on Greenwich campus

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.

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 84%
Student score 83% 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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
9% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
33% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
329 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £23.5k MED
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians


Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. 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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