UWS Clearing 2021

Mechanical Engineering



MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)


MEng (Hons) – 5 years full-time, BEng (Hons) – 4 years full-time, contact us for part-time study options. Sandwich placement options possible.




September 2021


MEng: H301 / BEng: H300

About the course

Build a career in the design, engineering and manufacturing industries with UWS’s BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programmes.

You’ll develop knowledge of scientific and engineering principles and hone your practical skills through use of our industry-standard equipment and software for computer aided engineering design, manufacture and analysis and failure investigations. Increased emphasis is placed on sustainable engineering – establishing you as an attractive candidate to prospective employers.

  • This programme focuses on the needs of industry to help you stand out in the competitive graduate employment market.
  • Combining theory and practice, this programme covers scientific and engineering principles and the practical skills you’ll need for a successful engineering career.
  • Guest lectures from industry professionals will deepen your understanding of the issues impacting the mechanical engineering industry.
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Visit the programme page for further details.

  • Paid placement and work experience opportunities are available on this programme.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

MEng (Hons) – Year 1 only
  • Scottish Highers: BBBB (108 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics, plus SQA National 5 (Grade C) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C) / Standard Grade (Credit) English
  • A levels: CCC (96 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 or H3 H3 H4 H4 including Maths and Physics 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 32 points
BEng (Hons)
  • Scottish Highers: CCCincluding Maths plus SQA National 5 Physics (Grade B)
  • A levels: CD or CC (56-64 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • Irish Leaving CertificateH3 H3 H4 or H3 H4 H4 including Maths and Physics 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Engineering Practice (for SQA awards, including Maths for Engineering 1) orMechanical Engineering (for SQA awards, including Maths for Engineering 1) or Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (for SQA awards, including Maths for Engineering 1) or Engineering and Mechanics, Engineering Science or another relevant discipline
BEng (Hons)
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • A levels: BCC  (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points 
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Mechanical Engineering
  • SQA HND: Mechanical Engineering*
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM

* see also Year 3 entry

BEng (Hons)
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Mechanical Engineering (for SQA HNDs, with a pass in the unit Maths for Engineering 3)
  • Students of the Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie (DUT) in France may apply for Year 3 entry and applications will be considered on an individual basis

Further information

Clearing Guide

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Fees & Funding

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T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
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