Mechanical Engineering

Course details

Campus(es)

Paisley

UCAS Code

H301 – MEng / H300 – BEng

Start Date

September 2020

Degree

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

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 – 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.
  • This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, The Engineering Council.*
  • Paid placement and work experience opportunities are available on this programme.*BEng Hons only.

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

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • 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 and National 5 Physics at 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), Mechanical Engineering (for SQA awards, including Maths for Engineering 1), Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (for SQA awards, including Maths for Engineering 1), 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

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk

Disclaimer

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.


Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.


Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at clearing@uws.ac.uk

Clearing 2020

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