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Inspired by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this in-depth course aims to develop high-calibre engineers who can lead complex engineering projects that are vital to modern society. After a broad, common first year, students can choose to specialise in mechanical, aerospace or civil engineering, studying technical units alongside students from these other engineering degrees. The third year is usually a paid placement in industry, which forms an assessed part of the course and is closely monitored by the University, allowing you to start working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer. You will be given responsibilities similar to graduate entrants, with opportunities to manage your own projects. We will support you in applying for a placement. In years four and five you can choose from a wide range of technical modules from the School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and open units in other faculties. This gives you the chance to gain further technical expertise in your chosen specialisation and a broader learning experience in other subjects, such as computer science, finance, geography or languages. A group research and design project forms a major component of your final two years. The project is conducted with one of our industrial partners and you can choose from a range of topics, such as robotics, manufacturing, renewable energy, future cities and sustainable transport. Our degree is accredited by numerous bodies under licence from the Engineering Council. An accredited degree provides you with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Engineering Designers, Institution of
- Mechanical Engineers, Institute of
- Aeronautical Society, Royal
- Chartered institution of Highways & Transportation Civil Engineers, The Institution of
- Civil Engineers, Institution of
- Structural Engineers, Institution of
- Engineering and Technology, Institution of
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB - A*AA||Standard offer: A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||D*DD in Engineering plus either A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Engineering, Engineering Science, Maths and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics and 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Physics. The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Plus, A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAA||Standard Higher: AAAAA|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Advanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics of Mechanics or Computer Science, and Standard Higher: AAAAA|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 - 34 points||Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.|
European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematica and any one of Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science (in any order)
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10750||Year 1|
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