What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
104-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with 32 points from Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.
Must be in a relevant subject.
Must be in a relevant subject.
A minimum of two Higher Level subjects, to include 5 points from Mathematics, plus a relevant subject at Higher Level.
104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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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Most of what you see has been made, developed or modified by an engineer. Meeting the challenges of the changing world, there will always be a demand for mechanical engineers. This course encompasses the design, development, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of engineered products. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). It also fulfils some of the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our computer-aided design and rapid prototyping suites, energy systems lab, petroleum engineering lab, metrology and 3D scanning microscopy facilities. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is ideal for students who enjoy practical, hands-on, problem-based learning. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED On this course you can create your own designs in our manufacturing workshops, you can get involved in the University of Portsmouth Formula Student racing team, and you can apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs. AFTER THE COURSE It is generally accepted that there is a current shortage of engineers and our courses are aimed at educating engineers for a multitude of different careers in engineering and technology. Not only does this course meet the requirements of the major engineering graduate programmes, it gives you the chance to sample the workplace with a year-long industrial placement. Placement employers may even offer a sponsorship for your remaining years of study, a job offer on graduation, or both.
You will begin the course with the foundations of engineering science and engineering design, including some computer-aided design. You’ll also get the chance to manufacture a product of your own design. In your second year you’ll study further mathematics and engineering science, engineering materials, manufacturing and business, instrumentation and control, and computer-aided engineering. In your final year you will cover solid mechanics, manufacturing systems and sustainable development. There is also a range of topics for you to tailor your studies as well as practical project work.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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