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University of Nottingham

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H300
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-A*AA

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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AA in Advanced Highers plus AAAAB-AAABB in Highers, including A in Maths and preferably Physics.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-152 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

89%

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

£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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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 accredited four-year course leading to a masterâ??s level encompasses a broad foundation 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. Our strong links with companies such as Rolls Royce, Ford, BP and Shell, guarantee that teaching is relevant and meaningful.

Modules

Year 1: Engineering mathematics; design and manufacture; introduction to materials and materials forming; electromechanical systems; thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Year 2: Computer programming; differential equations and calculus for engineers; materials in design; dynamics; management studies. Year 3: Control and instrumentation; advanced dynamics of machines; stress analysis techniques; material models and modes of failure; computer modelling techniques. Year 4: introduction to turbulence and turbulent flows; computational fluid dynamics; aircraft propulsion systems; internal combustion engines; aerodynamics.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
50%
50%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
33%

Year 1

75%
21%
4%

Year 2

54%
44%
2%

Year 3

50%
47%
3%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
434 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

43%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been affected by the recession and so you would normally expect some more encouraging stats – although things have improved this year. Nevertheless, engineers are in demand across multiple industries, but most stay in engineering, particularly in the oil industry, and in the car industry, in design and manufacturing. Jobs are all around the country, with Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment – starting salaries for mechanical engineers in Scotland are actually higher there than in London, thanks to the oil industry, and only bettered by a handful of courses. 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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