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University of Surrey

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H303

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Overall: AAA We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics and Physics. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Overall: AAA from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A level Mathematics and Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL6/SL7 in Mathematics and Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*DD

Overall: D*DD BTEC Extended Diploma and A-Level Mathematics at Grade A. Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Overall: AAA Required Subjects: Mathematics and Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

Overall: AAAAB Required Subjects: Mathematics and Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

UCAS Tariff

144-168

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Our Mechanical Engineering degrees are rooted in the real world of industry and the rapidly evolving needs of the engineering sector. As well as giving you a thorough grounding in the subject, you will have opportunities to specialise in areas such as structures, materials, robotics and control, and to explore the subject through Formula Student; the world’s largest student motorsport event. Up-to-date with the latest innovations in the industry, teaching is underpinned by state-of-the-art laboratory and computing facilities and designed to develop a wide range of expertise. It is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars, supported by practical laboratory classes and project-based work.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

Mechanical, Medical, and Aerospace 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.

84%
high
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A
462

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Engineering professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£36k

£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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