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Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you fascinated by technology and design? Primarily problem solvers, mechanical engineers design, create and use tools and methods in every industry from atomic physics to space exploration. They play a vital role in tackling problems that affect us all such as energy security; efficient manufacturing and smart cities. Our engineering students are taught by enthusiastic staff with strong industry links who use laboratory sessions and physical demonstrations to reinforce academic learning.Our accredited BEng Mechanical Engineering is designed to start your journey to becoming a qualified professional mechanical engineer. Our engineering programmes rely strongly on practical work and you will develop your design skills throughout the programme. We offer the opportunity to undertake a paid placement year to help consolidate and develop your engineering knowledge and many students receive job offers as a result of their time in industry.* **Optional 'with composites' pathway available** - in year 4, you have the option to choose a specialist 'with composites' pathway, which allows you to study the design and manufacture of specialist materials. Should you wish to choose this route, ‘with composites’ will appear as a named specialism on your degree certificate to acknowledge your specialism in this area.* **Open the door to a successful future** - with starting salaries from £23,000, our graduates have gone on to work for Hoare Lea, Babcock Marine, Becton Dickinson, e2v, Edwards, the Shaw Group and the Ministry of Defence.* **Define yourself with an IMechE accredited degree** - the course has been designed to fully satisfy the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfy the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).* **Be flexible** – our combined first year allows you to switch to marine technology or civil engineering in line with your career ambitions.* **Be unique** – our courses are the only ones in the country to have a named 'with composites' pathway; choosing this will allow you to stand out in the job market.* **Learn hands-on** with the latest industry-standard software, laboratory sessions and practical classes.* **Aim higher** – you may progress onto the MEng course at the end of your second year if you are doing well.* **Put learning into practice** by taking a paid year in industry, many of our students receive job offers or sponsorship as a result of their placements.* **Go on to thrive** in sectors as diverse as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and energy.

Application deadline

25 January

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104 to 120 UCAS points, including A Level Grade C at Mathematics and Grade C at a second relevant subject: Applied ICT / Applied Science / Applied Business / Biology / Business Studies / Chemistry / Computing / Computer Science / DT (Product Design Resistant Materials) / DT (Systems & Control Technology) / Product Design / Economics / Economics & Business / Electronics / Engineering / Environmental Science / Further Maths / Use of Maths/ Pure Maths / ICT / Physics / Statistics. Excluding General Studies

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 75 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    122 54%

    49th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    28th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.59 72%

    59th

    19

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