Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Master of Engineering - MEng (Hons)
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Engineering School of Engineering
Entry requirements

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

A level: Typical offer will be 136 UCAS points including minimum grade C in mathematics and minimum grade C in second science/technology/relevant subject (excluding general studies). Applicants with UCAS points lower than the typical offer will be considered on individual case.

International Baccalaureate: 32 overall to include 5 at Higher Level mathematics and 5 at Higher Level science / technology subject. English and mathematics must be included.

All BTEC courses: Not accepted for MEng, unless the applicant has additional qualifications or experience. 

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.

All Access courses: Not accepted for MEng, unless the applicant has additional qualifications or experience. 

GCSE: mathematics and English language grade C or above is required.

Other qualifications also considered, please enquire.

English language requirements

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

Course requires ATAS

ATAS is the Academic Technology Approval Scheme which was introduced by the British government to certify students from outside the EU who wish to study or conduct research in Britain in certain sensitive technology related fields. For selected courses, obtaining a valid ATAS certificate is a requirement for gaining visa approval so should be taken seriously as part of any application. Areas related to ATAS include chemistry, engineering, physics, biophysics, metallurgy and microbiology. ATAS is used at all British universities and is enforced by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. More information.