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University of Leeds

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H305

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, where the A* must be in either Mathematics or Physics. Where an A-level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-level at the stated grade. Excludes A-level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, with Distinction - to include Mathematics, Calculus, Further Calculus and Physics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 including Mathematics and Physics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 6 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2, including Mathematics and Physics where a H1 must be in either Mathematics or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD overall with Distinctions in relevant Mechanical units and grade A in A-Level Maths. Some Mechanical units may be optional on your BTEC but are required by the Faculty. Please contact us for further information.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

AA at Advanced Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics, and AAAAA at Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

152-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

61%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineers help shape the way we live through the design and manufacture of everyday items, from sports equipment to high-tech operating theatres for hospitals, vehicles and public transport infrastructure, and industrial applications such as the structural design of oil platforms. A wide range of skills are needed to achieve this in an efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

This course will develop your knowledge and skills across the full range of mechanical engineering, from the fundamentals of design and manufacture to fluid dynamics. You’ll also have scope to specialise in fields that interest you, such as vehicle design or biomedical engineering.

Our active Industrial Advisory Board helps inform the development of this course to ensure that it is up to date with industry developments and requirements. This is one of the reasons why our graduates are so in demand from industry.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Mechanical Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


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Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Engineering professionals
6%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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