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University of Nottingham

Mechanical Engineering Including an Industrial year

UCAS Code: H30C

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,A

Including Mathematics and preferably Physics (including a pass in the practical element), excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, CIE Global Perspectives and Research, CIE Thinking Skills.

The Access to HE Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1-D3,M1,M1

Including D3 in Mathematics and preferably D3 in Physics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38-36

Including 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level or 7 in Mathematics at Standard Level (excluding Mathematical Studies); plus preferably Physics at Higher or Standard Level

Applications assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

Applications assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics and preferably Physics plus Higher grades AAAAB-AAABB

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B-A,A,A,B,B


This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics and preferably Physics

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

This is an accredited five-year course leading to a masters level qualification covering all the essential topics in engineering science and engineering design, as well as the opportunity to develop interpersonal and management skills. Optional modules will allow you to specialise and focus on your strengths and interests. The course provides technical, management and project content at a higher level and breadth than the BEng degree and is an ideal qualification for engineers who intend to become chartered. You will get ‘hands-on’ experience in our workshops, turning designs into reality and conducting investigations and experiments in our well-equipped labs to complement theoretical learning.

Modules

The first two years provide a good grounding in the broad fundamentals of mechanical engineering science and engineering design. The science subjects studied include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and electro-mechanical systems. The third year of this course is spent on a group design-and-make project, when, depending on the stream you have selected, you will study a number of core and optional modules. The fourth year of this course is spent in industry. In your final year you will undertake a major individual project. You will also study compulsory modules in advanced engineering topics along with a range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor the course to your interests.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£23,760
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing 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.

84%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

89%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, finance 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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