What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A*A in Mathematics and Physics, with a pass in Physics Practical
Advanced Highers in Mathematics and Physics grades AA with three Highers graded AAA, these cannot include Mathematics or Physics.
Mathematics at grade A and Physics at grade A.
18 at Higher Level including 6 in both Higher Mathematics and Higher Physics, and a minimum of 5 points in standard Level English
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers64%
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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During this three-year course, you will gain a solid foundation in mechanical engineering. This programme covers all the traditional core subjects of mechanical engineering, with opportunities to take options that reflect your particular interests, for example automotive, enhanced materials, or mechanics of materials. In the first two years, the course content is identical to that of MEng Mechanical Engineering courses.
Year 1: Electrical systems; engineering design; fluid mechanics; mathematics for engineering sciences; mechanics; mechanics of solids; modelling and computing; professional engineer properties of materials and thermodynamics. Year 2: Dynamics and control; electro-mechanical systems; electronics for mechanical systems; engineering design and structural analysis methods; fluid mechanics; linear engineering systems (vibration); management 1; materials; mathematics for mechanical engineers; mechanics of machines; solids and structures and thermodynamics. Year 3: Mandatory modules: Engineering design; management 2 or new venture planning; manufacturing with metals; materials service performance; and individual project; plus a choice from a wide range of optional modules.
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How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||34%||27%||19%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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