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Ulster University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H302 J
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A minimum of AAB to include GCE A Level Mathematics and one from GCE A Level Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Design and Technolgy or Engineering.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A minimum of ABBBC (to include minimum of B in Mathematics and another science subject).

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

78%

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

£4,030

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

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, defence, 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.

Modules

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

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 94%
Student score 83% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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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
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
11% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are engineering professionals

68%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

4%

Graduates who are production managers and directors

2%

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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