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University of Southampton

Acoustical Engineering with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H016

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

If you have not taken the correct A-Level subjects required for direct entry (i.e. mathematics and normally a second required subject e.g. physics) then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for further details. We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will receive additional scrutiny during confirmation of results

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Distinction, Distinction in the Engineering Design or Mechatronic Engineering AQA Tech Level 3, plus grade A in one A level subject (not Maths) Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 45 must be at Distinction, to include a minimum of one mathematics unit. We accept Level 3 Access courses in Engineering, Computer Science or Science. No other Access courses are accepted.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

D3, M2, M2 in three Principal subjects If you have not taken the correct Principle subjects required for direct entry (i.e. mathematics and normally a second required subject e.g. physics) then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for further details.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Pass, with overall score of 32 points with 16 at Higher Level If you have not taken the correct IB subjects/ levels required for Direct Entry, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry e.g. higher level mathematics and normally a second required subject at higher level. Please refer to our website for further details. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

If you have not taken the correct higher level subjects required for direct entry (i.e. mathematics and normally a second required subject e.g. physics) then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for further details.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve grade A in one A level subject (excluding Maths) plus Cambridge Technical Diploma in Engineering (Level 3) with overall grade of Distinction, Distinction. Must also have Distinctions in Maths for Engineering and Applied Maths for Engineering modules. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve AB in two A-Levels plus Cambridge Extended Certificate in Engineering (Level 3) with Distinction Must have Distinctions in both Maths for Eng or Applied Maths for Eng if studied Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering (Level 3) with overall grade Distinction, Distinction, Distinction. Must also have Distinctions in Maths for Engineering and Applied Maths for Engineering modules.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in an A-level subject Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

For the BTEC Extended Diploma, the subject must be one of: • Aeronautical Engineering • Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical/ Electronic Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering No other BTEC subjects will be accepted. Distinctions are required in Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in an A-level subject Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus BB in two A-levels Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

For the BTEC National Extended Diploma, the subject must be one of: • Aeronautical Engineering • Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical/ Electronic Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering No other BTEC subjects will be accepted. Distinctions are required in Further Engineering Mathematics and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems modules.

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus BB in two A-levels Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note that we cannot accept subjects/levels that make you eligible for Direct Entry. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

ABB from 3 A levels not including subjects that make you eligible for direct entry or AB from two A levels including and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or BB from two A levels including and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you have not taken the correct A-Level subjects required for direct entry (i.e. mathematics and normally a second required subject e.g. physics) then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for further details.

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

This one-year full-time course is integrated with a further four-year undergraduate degree, and will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our MEng Acoustical Engineering degree.

It is aimed at those who are highly motivated but who don’t have the traditional qualifications of UK mathematics and physics A Levels.

Successful completion of this Foundation Year guarantees progression to one of seventeen subject areas, including Acoustical Engineering.

You will study full time through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, and independent study, with three hours of laboratory practical work each week.

Modules

Whichever degree you are aiming for you will take six core modules: Electricity and Electronics, Engineering Principles, Coursework (including computer applications), Mathematics A and B, Mechanical Science, and Routes to Success.

International students with an overall IELTS score of between 5.5 and 6.5 will replace one of the six modules above with English for Engineers and Scientists.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework activities such as formal reports and laboratory reports – all of which you will encounter as typical assessment methods throughout your degree.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,852
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Acoustical 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.

79%
med
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

87%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

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
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
93%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Engineering professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Information technology and telecommunications 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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