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University of Huddersfield

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H303
Master of Engineering - MEng years full-time, sandwich 2018
Master of Engineering - MEng years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
80% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A Levels must include A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualifications) from the list of A Levels. In addition to A2 Mathematics, A Levels must include at least one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Architecture or General Engineering.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in Engineering. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C.

UCAS tariff points

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed in Additional Information. Additional Information: In addition to A2 Mathematics, A Levels must include at least one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Architecture or General Engineering.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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 engineers are vital in today’s modern world. They design, manufacture and operate a huge range of products and processes. From high-performance race cars through to lifesaving medical equipment, from railways to green technology, none of this would be possible without mechanical engineering. So if you want to go on to become a manager in this vitally important industry, this course could set you on your career. Successfully completing the MEng course allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the subject than the BEng course. It also means that you graduate with a Postgraduate level qualification, which can give you an advantage in the job market. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and fundamentals of mechanical engineering. You’ll get involved in practical work, projects and problem-solving too. We’ll cover a range of topics within the subject, including mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials. We want to help you go on to become a manager in your chosen field. So during the final year of your integrated Master’s we’ll study modules relating to management. We take a broader view of the commercial aspects of the industry, and study finance for managers. We’ll also explore advanced analytical skills and give you the option to take a module in either new product development or dimensional measurement. It’s all about encouraging you to think strategically and develop your leadership skills. During your studies you’ll be offered the chance to take a placement after your second year. You could work in the industry and put what you’ve learnt into practice. We’ll also give you the opportunity to take part in national events like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student and Railway Challenge competitions. The course is fully accredited by the IMechE, which means it can go towards part of the academic requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).


Year 1: Core modules: Mechanical Engineering and Science; Electro-Mechanical Systems; Engineering Communication and Materials; Manufacturing Technology and Workshop Appreciation; Professional Studies and Computing and Information Technology; Mathematics 1. Year 2: Core modules: Thermofluids; Analysis of Materials; Dynamic Systems; Mechanical Design; Manufacturing and Enterprise; Application and Management of CAD/CAM. Year 3 – optional placement year: This course offers an optional one-year work placement after Year 2. Year 3/Year 4 if undertake placement year: Core modules: Dynamic Analysis and Control; Design Analysis; Eco Design and IPR; Final Year Project (Mechanical). Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - Project Quality and Production Management; Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics Final year: Core modules: Advanced Static Analysis; Advanced Dynamic Analysis; Vehicle Aerodynamics and Air Management; Finance for Managers; Year 5 Group Project. Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - New Product Development; Development of Dimensional Measurement.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

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 86%
Student score 80% 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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
7% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
318 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £24k MED
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


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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