Admissions to courses in the School of Mechanical Engineering

Due to the competitive nature of these courses, we can only consider applicants that are predicted to achieve (or have already achieved) our entry requirements in full. The admissions team takes into account a wide variety of factors which include, but are not limited to, actual academic performance to date and predicted results for qualifications currently being studied.  Because of the very high number of applications we receive, and to ensure that all those applying on time are treated fairly, some applications may be held until May before a decision is made.

Applications that are received before the January deadline set by UCAS are guaranteed equal consideration. For applications that are submitted by 15 January, the final deadline by which applicants will receive a decision is 3 May. Most decisions are made well before this date, but we monitor the number of offers we make carefully and may hold some applications until later in the cycle.

Where the applications we receive show very similar academic achievements and predictions, we may use the personal statement and reference in order to differentiate between applicants.  The criteria for assessment will include:

  • Evidence of a sustained interest in engineering
  • Examples of engineering-related experience you have gained (formal or informal), noting any cases where this involved team work
  • Evidence of your problem-solving abilities and technical understanding