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BEng 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

56%

Subjects
  • Production & manufacturing engineering
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
CCC

Year 1 entry - CCC including Maths or a Science or Technical subject plus 3 GCSEs including English, Maths and a Science subject Year 2 entry - BCC including a Maths or Science or Technical subject plus GCSE English, Maths and a Science subject

Scottish Highers
BBBC

BBBC including Maths or a Science subject or a Technical based subject plus English and a Science subject at Standard grade

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

26 points including 2 Higher subjects at 4 points one of which must be Maths or a Science subject or a Technical based subject

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

56%

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

Not available

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

Computer aided engineering and prototyping; project management; industrial troubleshooting; industrial project; quality matters in design; optional subjects: product design; finance for engineers; product testing; the course utilises a large variety of software for industrial applications such as PRO/E three-dimensional modelling; AutoCAD; Pegasus; MS Project; MS Office.

University of the West of Scotland

Ayr Campus

UWS is among the fastest growing institutions, offering modern, job market relevant degree courses to a wide demographic of students through different learning platforms. The Students' Association is on campus to support, enable and represent all students. It also offers the ultimate recreational and safe spaces in our campuses in Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley.

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

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 79%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
47% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
29% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
26% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £21k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Graduates are in demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average in this subject area. Common industries for graduates include manufacturing – particularly the car and aerospace industries, design and engineering consultancy - and it's a good subject to take if you're into industrial design. Those design skills also mean some graduates find their way into jobs in the advertising industry. 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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