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Mechanical engineers advance the world we live in by constantly improving and inventing technology, not just preserving existing systems. Making our lives easier and everything we use more efficient, mechanical engineers are responsible for some of the most innovative breakthrough designs of our times; such as The London Eye, wind turbines and surgical robotic technology.
Becoming a mechanical engineer opens doors to nearly every area of industry, from manufacturing to construction; working on problem-solving projects from design stages through to commissioning and production. There is a broad range of employment opportunities within this diverse discipline involving design, manufacture, research, development, management and marketing.
Here in Exeter, mechanical engineers are making considerable breakthroughs in innovative research involving, for example, human bone implants, break-pads made from sustainable resources like hemp and cashew nut resin and a machine that can produce customised 3D chocolate products of any shape. This research is undertaken and supervised by the same lecturers who tutor undergraduates from year 1; enabling them to cascade their exciting results and discoveries to students thus enhancing development through the engineering programmes.
Why choose Mechanical Engineering at Exeter?
•This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council. Visit the Careers tab for further information.
•The multidisciplinary first year ensures an excellent foundation in mechanical engineering, while encouraging you to sample other engineering disciplines, such as electronic or civil engineering, broadening your knowledge as you progress with mechanics.
•Practical, hands-on experience is gained from the first year, when you design and make a mechanic water-wheel.
•Our first-class equipment and excellent facilities includes the latest Additive Layer Manufacturing technology and 3D visualisation suite.
•Students directly benefit from our strong links with the mechanical engineering industry , with companies like Airbus and Jaguar providing interactive student tours.
How 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.
|Campus name||University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Excluding General Studies
A in Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Further Mathematics and A in another Science subject
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010)
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject, GCE AL Maths is still required: Applied Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Building Services Engineering Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability.
BTEC Extended Diploma (2016)
Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject or GCE AL Maths providing they have taken the mandatory unit ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ AND the optional unit ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass the HE to Access Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction and 15 L3 credits at Merit Grade. This must include 15 L3 credits at Distinction Grade in an acceptable Maths subject and 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in another science subject area
Please contact us for further guidance on our equivalencies and specific module requirements). Please also see our website for GCSE requirements
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||A in Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Further Mathematics and A in another Science subject|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Applicant will be considered with IB 36-OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicant will be required to have Grade 6 in HL Maths and a second science subject.OR SL7 in Mathematics and HL 6 in Physics|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||A in Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Further Mathematics and A in another Science subject|
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4
For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|