MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry

2021 entry
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Application method Entry by transfer from H300, H305 or H301
Course duration 5 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £24,000 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry

The programme is well balanced, covering a wide range of topics in engineering science and engineering practice.

Our curriculum embeds a diverse set of professional engineering and management skills spanning four core thematic areas:

  • design and manufacture
  • dynamics and control
  • materials
  • thermofluids.

You will spend your third year applying the knowledge gained in the first two years of study in an industrial environment. There is no direct entry onto this course but you can transfer from our other mechanical engineering courses if you reach a high academic standard and are successful at an interview with industry. Places are limited and highly competitive.

The first two years are common across our mechanical engineering degrees. Years one and two cover the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering and include lectures, laboratories and design classes as well as short projects in modelling and manufacturing.

Following your third-year industry placement, the fourth year builds on this foundation, applying the principles covered in years one and two to more realistic and complex engineering applications. A major element of the fourth year is an open-ended individual research project, which requires independent and creative thinking.

In the fifth year, you will select from specialist options which provide an insight into state-of-the-art engineering research. You will also complete a major group project, requiring effective teamwork to address a substantial open-ended technical challenge.

View all our Mechanical Engineering courses

See a list of all Mechanical Engineering degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and Physics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Engineering, Engineering Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from Mathematics units and at least 12 at Distinction from Physics units.
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.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD in Engineering, with Distinction in specified units, plus either A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics (in any order)
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, applicants may be invited to undertake a maths test at the University.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Entry by transfer from H300, H305 or H301.

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