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Ulster University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H302
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
71% MED
% employed or in further study
96% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include GCE A Level Mathematics and one from GCE A Level Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Design and Technology or Engineering.

Scottish Highers

To include minimum of AA in Mathematics and another science subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers

To include Mathematics and a science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In a related Engineering subject area with overall award profile of DDD to include a minimum of 11 unit distinctions. Also requires a minimum Distinction in a unit of Mathematics and in a unit of Mechanical Technology or Mechanical Principles. The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma/National Foundation Diploma and BTEC Diploma/ National Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305 or E: compeng@ulster.ac.uk . Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence

International Baccalaureate

To include 14 points at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and grade 5 in another Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 135 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

Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus in September 2019. Students will change campus part way through this course. This course is offered at the Jordanstown campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. Modern technology involves an increasingly complex and challenging range of research, analytical, development and design skills applied in a wide range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, defense, medical instrumentation, domestic and leisure products. This MEng Mechanical Engineering course is designed for those wanting to become Chartered Engineers and is accredited for CEng status by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Graduates from the programme are equipped to enter a variety of mechanical engineering areas, such as; design and consultancy, materials technology, manufacturing and project management, process engineering and maintenance. The courses place an emphasis on individual and team projects providing the opportunity for hands-on involvement and an understanding of engineering materials, processes, devices and systems. Analytical and communication skills are developed using modelling software, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacture (CAM) industry standard packages. The skills and knowledge acquired are applied to a wide range of real-life engineering problems.


Ulster University

Ulster University

Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.

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 74%
Student score 71% 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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
308 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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