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University of Sunderland

Manufacturing Engineering

UCAS Code: H701
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Production & manufacturing engineering
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

From a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award) which must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies.

Scottish Highers

Which must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Which must include Mathematics or Physics.

UCAS tariff points

From a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award) which must include Mathematics or Physics. Please note we do not accept AS/A Level General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

Learn how to apply engineering management techniques to ensure timely completion of projects. Implement and manage the maintenance procedures required to make sure machinery is running reliably and productively. Develop transferable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as essential engineering skills. This course will provide you with the necessary skills you will need to work effectively in a modern manufacturing engineering environment. Sunderland has been an excellent place to study engineering and technical subjects for over 100 years. We’ve built up strong links with industry, including regional manufacturing giants such as Nissan, and teaching at Sunderland reflects their requirements. Teaching is also enriched by our leading-edge research into areas such as automotive mechatronics, manufacturing systems and advanced maintenance. This course will provide you with a good range of engineering skills and knowledge in manufacturing engineering and management as well as both the mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines.


University of Sunderland

On campus

We are a forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support that sits at the heart of one of the UK's most up-and-coming cities. We have strong links with industry and business, and work closely with leading companies. Our campuses - one in the city, one on the coast - are perfectly placed to ensure a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
89% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. 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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