MEng Mechatronic Engineering / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2023

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

Further guidance on how to apply can be found on our How to Apply webpage .

It is only possible to hold an offer for one course in the Department (Year 1 entry). Please do not apply for more than one course in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as this will use one of your UCAS choices and will not be considered. Students can switch between Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering up until the end of the first year.

If you wish to apply for Year 1 entry and our Integrated Foundation Year, then this would be two separate choices on your UCAS application.

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances.

We would normally only consider applicants who obtained the relevant qualification within the two years prior to entry. Applicants who have left education for more than two years should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Applicants studying qualifications above RQF Level 3 may be required to achieve high grades in their most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form. Candidates may be interviewed online or in person. Strong examination results and interview performance are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predictions for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

All applicants should be aware that information provided in the personal statement may be used as the basis for further discussion during your interview with an academic member of staff.

Interview requirements

Many of our applicants will be invited to attend a Visit Day which will give you a taste of life as an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at Manchester. 

Although one of the major parts of the visit day is the interview, rest assured we aim to make the process as relaxed as possible. The interview helps us to get a more rounded view of you and your application to study here and allows us to further assess your suitability and commitment to the course. We also take into account any  contextual information  such as exceptional circumstances or personal barriers to learning that you may have faced.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.

Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

We are unable to accept applications for second year entry with the exception of those coming through our advanced entry programmes with partner institutions.

Please note we do not offer transfers into the third year of our courses.

If you are applying for a transfer into first year entry from studies at another university, you may be required to achieve high grades in your most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements.