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University of Strathclyde

Mechanical Engineering with Materials Engineering

UCAS Code: H3J2
MEng 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

33%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Metallurgy
Student score
79% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA-AAA

Year 1 entry: AAB-BBB (Maths, Physics); Year 2 entry: A*AA-AAB (Maths, Physics)

Scottish Highers
AAAAB

AAAAB (Maths A, Physics A)

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

33%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Year 1: Mathematics; mechanics; dynamics; thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; electrical engineering. The engineering science content is integrated through the design and engineering applications classes. Students also choose elective modules. Year 2: Same as year 1 together with: Applied mathematics; information technology; aeronautical engineering; thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; dynamics; control; structural mechanics; materials. Students may choose elective modules: Language skills; business management awareness; entrepreneurship. Year 3: Focuses on design and supporting engineering science modules relevant to the degree specialisms. Professional and strategic management issues are developed through seminars and group work. Students may spend some or all of this year studying abroad on a compatible course. Years 4 and 5: Students begin to operate as a professional engineer. Supporting lectures and seminars in years 4 and 5 depend on the route followed. Year 5 (MEng): Aerodynamics; aero-propulsion systems; materials engineering; finance.

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
39%
61%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

31%
69%

Year 3

29%
57%
14%

Year 4

28%
72%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
42%
2%

Year 1

75%
23%
2%

Year 2

41%
59%

Year 3

44%
47%
9%

Year 4

32%
68%

Year 5

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 83%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

48%

Feedback on work has been prompt

35%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
529 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

70%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

2%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services

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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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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You don't really get a lot of students studying metallurgy for a first degree – it's more common for postgraduate study, especially doctorates, as a lot of it is extremely specialised - so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Demand for metallurgists is likely to be highest in metal-based industries including mining, aviation and car manufacturing. Speak to subject tutors on an open day to find out what previous graduates typically go on to do.
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