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Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Do you want to embark in engineering but do not have the traditional entry requirements to start a degree? Perhaps, you are looking for a complete career change. This four-year degree route incorporates a foundation year to give you a solid grounding in the disciplines underpinning mechanical engineering. You will be actively involved in engineering projects and our hands-on approach to learning runs through design, mechanics and materials, improving your employability across many industries.* **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

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

14,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level :

32 to 48 UCAS points to include minimum 2 A Levels. To include one relevant subject from: Applied ICT, Applied Science, Applied Business, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, DT, Economics, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Technology and Design, ICT, Physics, Science, Statistics, Maths, Further Maths, Pure Maths, Use of Maths. Excluding General Studies


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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

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

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The English Language Centre offers courses to help develop academic English language skills – both before (pre-sessional courses) and during students’ studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 74 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    119 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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