BEng Mechanical Engineering with Management
Year of entry: 2022
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- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical contextual A-level offer
Grades AAB.Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.
The course specific requirements are: 36 points overall with 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in Mathematics, Physics and one other subject
We also accept 5 in English Language at Standard level to meet our English language requirements.
Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.
For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation.
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- This course is now closed to all applicants.
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- Pioneering innovation since 1824, Manchester was the first English university to offer an engineering degree
- On this course you will combine learning about engineering with developing your management skills
- Experience a vibrant learning environment with extensive engineering industry links
- Excellent resources for information, computation, workshop and lab facilities, including laser laboratories and wind tunnels
- Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meets academic requirements towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.
- Learn in our brand-new, £400m purpose built engineering building, MECD .
The University holds undergraduate open days regularly where you have the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the support we offer and see our facilities. Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
You can view the recent undergraduate virtual open week recorded sessions here .
Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2022 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £25,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
- Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
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The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way. Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .
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Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken.
Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.
Unit grade information
The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available. Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application. Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.
Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including:
Five GCSES/iGCSES at Grades A*-C or 9-4
English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of C or 4 . GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.
Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic department for clarification.
36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.
We also accept 5 in English Language at Standard level to meet our English language requirements.
Other international entry requirements
Three Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics at grades AAA .We will accept two Highers in place of the 3 rd Advanced Higher.
English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).
The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. (Our BEng A level requirements are grades AAA)
We normally require: Overall average of 85% in the European Baccalaureate with 85% in Mathematics and Physics and 70% in English Language
In making offers, the University will focus on the three A Levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate. Students need to check the standard A Level requirements for their chosen course.
The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.
The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme, including:
Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme in Engineering, are required to achieve grades AAA including Mathematics and Physics, and an EAP score of C.
Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year in Engineering are required to achieve AAA including Mathematics and Physics and an EAP requirements score of C.
Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic department to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.
Pearson BTEC qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma
We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDD plus A Level Maths at grade A.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades DD plus A Level Maths at grade A.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma
We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grades DD plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grades D plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A.
The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy BTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and BTEC Certificate. The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new BTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018).
Please contact the academic department for clarification. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic department(s) you plan to apply to.
OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications
Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)
We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with grades DDD plus A Level Maths at grade A.
Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)
We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with grades DD plus A Level Maths at grade A.
Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)
We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with grades DD plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A.
Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)
We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with grades D plus A Level Maths and Physics at grade A.
The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy CTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the CTEC Extended Diploma, CTEC Diploma, CTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and CTEC Certificate. The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new CTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018).
Access to HE Diploma
We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course.For entry onto this course we would also require an A level in Mathematics at grade A in addition to the HE Diploma.
We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.We require grades D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Physics.
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies).
Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.
We advise students to contact the academic School, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.
Non-standard educational routes
Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences. Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest. There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.
The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to. Further information for mature students can be found here ( http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/ )
All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:
- GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4, or;
- IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.0 or equivallent , or;
- An acceptable equivalent qualification.
The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.
Additionally, our individual departments may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found here .
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Application and selection
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How your application is considered
All applications are considered on an individual basis once we receive a formal application through UCAS which includes details of the subjects taken and grades achieved, a personal statement, reference and your predicted grades (if you have not yet taken you final examinations).
We do not hold interviews but UK-based applicants who receive an offer will be invited to a Visit Day, which generally take place on Wednesday afternoons from November - March. This is an opportunity to visit the department and our facilities and includes a lab tour with current first year students.
The BEng Mechanical Engineering with Management will give you an excellent grounding in the knowledge and experience of the most fundamental of all engineering disciplines, preparing you for a variety of careers in engineering, technology, business and management.
You will learn that engineering is not just about technology. It is about people, companies, manufacturing and commerce.
Engineering decisions must normally be made within a commercial context and engineers are often found in senior management positions where they are required to be leaders and strategic planners, as well as problem-solvers and designers.
Combining engineering with management, you will study a lively, interesting and multidisciplinary degree, with excellent career prospects for graduates.
You will emerge from this degree as a well-rounded graduate with not only a solid engineering training, but also a useful insight into the commercial world. This will equip you for a wide range of careers, including general management and sales, as well as jobs in more technical fields.
As in Mechanical Engineering BEng, in addition to core and optional units in the third year, you will also undertake a major individual research project.
As a mechanical engineer of the future, the course aims to provide you with an education that covers the breadth of this diverse subject, imparting the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills so that you can operate effectively in your initial appointment and develop your career:
- Develop strong intellectual and practical skills to critically analyse, investigate and solve mechanical engineering problems
- Develop a high degree of competence in the use and adaptation of existing methods, tools and techniques and the application of engineering principles
- Instil creativity in addressing problems relating to engineering components and systems
- Develop a high degree of competence in engineering design, experimentation, technologies of manufacturing and effective management of companies
- Develop skills in the use of computers, software packages, team working, communication, time management and independent learning
- Provide a greater emphasis on the effective management of businesses within the engineering industry, including project management, finance, accounting and marketing
Range of study options
You can extend your degree by a year to undertake the integrated master's in Mechanical Engineering with Management.
Foundation Year available
You can prepare for the full degree course if you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry by undertaking our foundation course first.
Teaching and learning
At Manchester you will be taught by academic staff who are leading experts in mechanical engineering, in a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
We use a combination of lectures, tutorial classes, practical laboratory sessions and computer-based sessions.
There is a design project each year, which involves teamwork in small groups, and allows you to apply and develop your problem-solving and project management skills.
In the third year you will undertake an individual project, allowing you to pursue a particular subject or application area in greater depth.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
We view design as an especially important activity, as it integrates the engineering topics across the degree course. Years 1 and 2 also include compulsory workshop practice sessions.
Year 3 also offers a range of options, so that you can select subjects to suit your individual needs, interests and career aspirations.
Options cover many theoretical and practical aspects of industrially relevant topics and include some of the latest developments in mechanical engineering.
An individual research project is completed in Year 3.
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
|Fluid Mechanics for Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers||AERO10421||10||Mandatory|
|Electrical Engineering Fundamentals||AERO10492||10||Mandatory|
|Structures 1 (Mech)||CIVL10031||10||Mandatory|
|Workshop Practice (Mechanical)||MECH10030||0||Mandatory|
|Design 1 (Mechanical)||MECH10331||10||Mandatory|
|Manufacturing Engineering 1 (Mechanical)||MECH11012||10||Mandatory|
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Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|Fundamentals of Financial Reporting B||BMAN10621B||10||Mandatory|
|Project Management (Aero/Mech)||ENGM22491||10||Mandatory|
|Workshop Practice (Mechanical)||MECH20030||0||Mandatory|
|Numerical Methods & Computing (Mechanical||MECH20042||10||Mandatory|
|Manufacturing Engineering 2||MECH20051||10||Mandatory|
|Design 2 (Mechanical)||MECH20071||10||Mandatory|
|Structures 2 (Mechanical)||MECH21021||10||Mandatory|
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Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Control Engineering (Mechanical)||AERO30021||10||Mandatory|
|Vibrations & Aeroelasticity (Mechanical)||AERO30441||10||Mandatory|
|Individual Project (Aerospace)||AERO31030||30||Mandatory|
|Advanced Technology Enterprise||MCEL30012||10||Mandatory|
|Manufacturing Engineering 3||MECH30121||10||Mandatory|
|Design 3 (Mechanical)||MECH31041||10||Mandatory|
|Structures 3 (Mechanical)||MECH32002||10||Mandatory|
Scholarships and bursaries
The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.
What our students say
The University of Manchester also offers extensive library and online services to help you get the most out of your studies.
You will have access to excellent facilities throughout the course, including:
- Extensive workshop facilities (for workshop practice and manufacture of parts for individual and group projects)
- Excellent laboratory facilities, including wind tunnels, laser processing laboratories, robotics
- Extensive computer cluster equipped with state-of-the-art technical, engineering and design software.
Manchester's Engineering Campus Development, MECD.
Get ready to collaborate, create and innovate in a brand-new £400m purpose-built building which will allow you, our future engineers and material scientists, to come together and make your mark on the world. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will officially open from September 2022 and will include hundreds of flexible teaching and learning spaces with unrivalled world-class research facilities - whatever your inspiration, with MECD the possibilities are endless.
While I was at university, I attended all the career fairs on offer.
This resulted in summer placements and subsequently introduced me to Schneider Electric - my graduate job!Alice Davis / BEng Mechanical Engineering Graduate, now Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Schneider
From tackling humanitarian crises to protecting the environment, learn how you can make a global impact with BEng Mechanical Engineering with Management at the University of Manchester. As one of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , here you'll be equipped with sought-after skills, valuable industrial links, and a world-class education.
Partially satisfying the Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng), you can enjoy a new world of opportunities upon graduation.
What industries do our graduates work in?
- And many more
Overall, 95% of graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months, according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey.
We have strong links with a variety of companies across multiple industries - from automotive and biomechanics, to manufacturing and further study. Our Industrial Advisory Boards enable our courses to remain at the cutting-edge of industry needs.On this course, Mechanical Engineering is studied in conjunction with Management - encompassing additional project management, finance, and risk management skills to prepare you for the technical, practical and business demands of your future in engineering.
Every Mechanical Engineering course at the University of Manchester is fully accredited by IMechE.
After completing your BEng (Hons), you will have almost completed the Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng), which renders you eligible for the European Ingenieur (EUR ING).
There are three steps to achieving Chartered Engineer status:
- Your Educational Base (MEng, or BEng with MSc)
- Initial Professional Development
- Professional Review
The further learning required after your BEng (Hons) is masters level equivalent, and can be obtained in one of a few ways:
- Via approved or accredited MSc
- Transfer to an MEng course
- Further learning, such as a structured programme in the workplace
As a Mechanical Engineering student at University of Manchester, we encourage you to become a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Would you like to discover more about life after University of Manchester? Be inspired by our Women in Engineering page and see what our students and alumni are doing in the real world on our MACE Blog .