Mechanical Engineering (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS

Course summary

The course Mechanical Engineers apply core principles and advanced simulation tools to take ideas and concepts through to economical, sustainable and fit for purpose solutions. These challenges may be to improve healthcare, create inclusive and sustainable products or even develop the next generation of transportation. Our Mechanical Engineering students analyse a wide range of problems using fundamental engineering principles to develop systems that are not only theoretically proven but practically applied and tested. You will learn in dedicated engineering facilities which are at the heart of our small rural campus, which offers many opportunities to apply your engineering skills to areas such as food production. agriculture and business. Assessment typically includes industry projects, use of simulation tools, creating and exhibiting new products, investigative portfolios and technical interview. From day one you will develop your problem-solving skills and produce practical solutions to real and difficult problems as an individual and as part of a team. You will be encouraged to enter external challenges to open your eyes to how others work together and develop your understanding of global issues. Supported by an integrated placement year in industry, you will be primed for your future career using personal, technical and professional skills employers have identified with us as critical to your graduate employability in roles such as production specialist, advanced research engineer, environmental engineer, structural analyst. Graduates from the BEng (Hons) Programme will be highly capable of reliably managing and delivering solutions to complex engineering problems. MEng graduates, in addition to having developed a greater range and depth of knowledge at the forefront of the industry, will also have demonstrated the ability to identify improvement opportunities and to lead on the creation and dissemination of innovative solutions to complex problems. New programme for 2023 This is one of a series of Harper Adams undergraduate courses which have undergone a curriculum refresh to ensure they provide the best content and experience for students and deliver excellent graduates into industry. Harper Adams University engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, on behalf of the Engineering Council. Duration 5 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A four year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.


Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Agricultural Engineers, 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.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Maths is a mandatory subject for Level 3, the following subjects are also preferred: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Further Maths or Technology and Design. We do not interview routinely for this course however the course manager may wish to contact applicants on an individual basis to discuss their application further. For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website The University is happy to consider applications from those who are studying mixed qualifications, such as combinations of BTECs and A levels. Due to the numerous combinations available it is impossible to state the entry requirements for these, but applicants can expect to receive offers with comparable grades to those without mixed qualifications. For advice please contact the Admissions Team. The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at

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Interviews will take place on an ad-hoc basis should the Course Manager wish to discuss any aspect of your application and for all potentially suitable applicants who require visa sponsorship

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This 5 year course consists of 4 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (Fees for International students are £13,250 per year with a placement in year 3 which costs £3,500)
Mechanical Engineering (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS