Integrate mechanical, electrical and software skills to develop innovative products. You’ll be equipped for a career as a multidisciplinary design engineer. Our course is for creative engineers who want to design and develop products, machines, and systems. You’ll explore how engineering and design can work together to create new, innovative products to improve lives and respond to the challenges the world faces now and in the future. To do this, you’ll combine engineering studies with learning transferable skills such as complex problem solving and critical thinking. And you’ll think about the wider factors that professional engineers must consider throughout their careers such as ethics, the environment, sustainability, and inclusivity. Our course introduces you to a broad range of topics including systems theory, design integration, information technology, social science and business. In your first two years, you’ll learn core engineering principles and gain confidence in your technical skills with practical work. All our mechanical engineering courses have the same structure in the first two years of study so you can move between any of our BEng and MEng courses up to the end of your second year. As your practical knowledge grows, you'll focus on how you can use it in creative design and innovation. At Bath, studio-based learning, and Design-Make-Test (DMT) cycles form a key part of your studies and are what set this course apart from many other mechanical engineering degrees. This, along with practical project work, give you the chance to put theory into practice and deliver design solutions to technical problems. We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree. You have the flexibility to transfer to any of our five mechanical engineering degrees, as well as decide whether you want to go on placement, up until the end of your second year.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE requirements: GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C). GCSE grades are an important part of selection for this course and we typically expect students to have a good number of GCSEs at grade 7-9 or A-A*. Your GCSE grades in Mathematics and Physics are particularly important and we typically expect grade 8-9 in at least one of these subjects. Your GCSE grades will be carefully considered as part of our contextual admissions process and depending on your circumstances, we may be able to consider you with GCSE grades of mostly 6 or B.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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