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University of Leicester

General Engineering

UCAS Code: H105
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • General engineering
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£24.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including Mathematics and a Physical science.

Scottish Highers

including Mathematics and a physical science at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers

from three Advanced Higher subjects including Mathematics and a physical science.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In Engineering. Including Year 2 Mathematics at Distinction. Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.

International Baccalaureate

including Mathematics and Physics at HL5 & HL6. (any order)

UCAS tariff points

including Mathematics and a Physical science.

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

This is for you if... you want to build a broad base of engineering knowledge, taking modules from the full range of engineering subjects. The MEng is a direct route to Chartered Engineer status. Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand. Unlike some other universities, Engineering at Leicester has always been viewed as a unified subject and all engineering research and teaching staff belong to a single department. This has significant advantages for our graduates who leave here familiar with a broad range of topics and techniques in electrical, electronic, mechanical and software engineering. While this is an advantage to all our courses it provides a special quality to our General Engineering degrees. You will take control, computing, management and courses from the electrical, mechanical and other streams. These are carefully selected to provide overall coherence and balance, ensuring a good foundation for interdisciplinary projects in a wide range of professions. A degree in General Engineering is particularly recommended if you are considering a career in biomedical engineering, engineering consultancy, control engineering, sensors and data processing, patenting or a non-engineering profession.


For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 

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?

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Student score Not Available

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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
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24.5k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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