Course Comparison

Course BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture
Award Bachelor of Engineering - BEng (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Engineering
Entry requirements

A level: A typical offer is 72 points from a minimum of 2 A levels and one in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include: applied ICT, applied science, applied business, biology, business studies, chemistry, computing, computer science, DT (product design resistant materials), DT (systems and control technology), DT product design (textiles technology), economics, economics and business, electronics, engineering, environmental science, further mathematics, use of mathematics, core mathematics, pure mathematics, mathematics, ICT, physics, science, statistics, technology and design - must have C @ GCSE Mathematics. Excluding general studies.

BTEC
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma science/technology related subject: MMP
12 Unit BTEC National Certificate/QCF Diploma science/technology related subject: DM

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access
Pass Access Course (any subject from science or technology subject) (including GCSE English and Mathematics grade C / 4 or above or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate
24 overall to include 1 subject from a science or technology subject – English and mathematics must be included.

GCSE
Mathematics and English at grade C or above is required.

Other qualifications considered, please enquire.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates returning to study, who can offer work or other related experience in lieu of formal qualifications. Therefore candidates without formal science/engineering qualifications or with non-standard qualifications are assessed on an individual basis, usually via interview. We encourage any candidate who is unsure re: the suitability of their qualifications or experience to contact Admissions in the first instance, who will then liaise with the Admissions Tutor and Programme Lead. 

Where the prior level of qualifications falls significantly below our normal offer above, applicants will be invited to an interview to assess whether their prior experience may replace the more formal qualifications. 

English language requirements for International applicants

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

A level: Typical offer will be 80 points, to include grade D in a relevant science or technology subject. You must have GCSE Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above. Excluding general studies.

BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: MMM in a relevant science or technology subject. Must include mathematics units.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

International Baccalaureate: 26 overall to include 4 at Higher Level science/technology subject. English and mathematics must be included..

Access to Higher Education at level 3: pass Access in engineering to include 45 credits at level 3. Must include 33 credits at merit or above to include at least 12 credits in mathematics. Must have GCSE English and Maths grade C / 4 or above or equivalent.

GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above is required.

For other qualifications, please enquire.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

English language requirements for international applicants