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University of Warwick

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H302
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

38 IB Diploma overall including 6 points each from Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

94%

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

Modules

Year 1: Engineering mathematics and systems modelling; mechanics, structures and thermodynamics; circuits, devices and power systems; design for function; introduction to engineering business management. Optional modules: Biomedical engineering; multimedia technology; technology in international development; the aesthetics of design; a modern foreign language, such as French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish. Year 2: Energy conversion and power systems; design and manufacture; engineering mathematics and technical computing; mechanics and thermofluids; technical operations management. Optional modules: Computer systems; forensic engineering; introduction to secondary school teaching; modern foreign languages; vehicle technology. Year 3: Dynamics of vibrating systems; electromechanical systems; engines and heat pumps; fluid mechanics for mechanical engineers; individual design project or project; mechanical design; planar structures and mechanisms; techniques for mechanical detail design.

University of Warwick

Campus

Warwick is a world-class University with a buzzing sense of community and vibrant social scene. Based in the heart of campus, Warwick Students' Union is the focal point of student life, with a recently refurbished and modern building and top-notch facilities for relaxing, partying, eating, drinking and welfare. We are one of the largest unions for clubs and societies in the UK.

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 84%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

62%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
434 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

5%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

44%

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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