What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB. Maths is essential. Physics (including a pass in the practical element) is a highly preferred subject. A level General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted as part of the grade offer.
Mathematics at grade A.
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.
% applicants receiving offers84%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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This accredited mechanical engineering course at Nottingham encompasses a broad foundation in engineering science and engineering design, as well as the opportunity to develop interpersonal and management skills. Our optional modules will allow you to specialise and focus your learning to your strengths and interests. 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. Our strong links with companies such as Rolls Royce, Ford, BP and Shell guarantee that our teaching is relevant and meaningful.
Year 1: Mechanics of solids 1; thermodynamics and fluid mechanics 1; design and manufacture 1; introduction to materials and materials forming; professional studies. Year 2: Differential equations and calculus for engineers; materials in design; design and manufacture 2; dynamics; computer programming. Year 3: Group design project; management studies 2; computer modelling techniques; BEng individual project; optional modules: advanced dynamics of machines; material models and modes of failure; stress analysis techniques; structural vibration 2; heat transfer; control and instrumentation.
A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Male / Female
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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