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University of Surrey

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H309
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A*AA - AAA including Mathematics and Physics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAA - AAAAB including Mathematics and Physics

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

89%

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

£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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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

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 worldâ??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

Level 1: Technical topics like mechanics, design and thermodynamics; transferable skills of communication and teamwork in both taught modules and a design-make-evaluate project. Level 2: Comprehensive treatment of mechanical engineering subjects, supported by extensive laboratory work, preparing students for their professional placement. Level 3: Group design project; individual project; management modules; plus 8 optional modules. Level M: Theory and application; individual research project in collaboration with industry, plus multidisciplinary design work with students from other engineering departments to simulate an industrial engineering context.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

12%
88%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
33%
4%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

49%
51%

Year 3

21%
71%
8%

Year 4

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 97%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
43% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
462 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 £26k MED
Graduates who are health associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

34%

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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