BEng Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (H361)

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UCAS code H361
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 70 overall for Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses

About BEng Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

There is strong industrial demand for skilled engineers who are able to span both the mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines. Our course will give you the necessary fundamental knowledge and tools to satisfy this demand in a unique way.

Students on this course will study and combine units from the mechanical and electrical disciplines along the following themes:

  • design and integration of electro-mechanical systems
  • energy conversion and actuation systems
  • embedded systems and control
  • power electronics and electric drives
  • thermal energy management.

A typical graduate will understand and be able to innovate technologies in the following.

  • The power flow of a renewable energy application, from the wind to the electric generator and the power network, to the user in the home.
  • Surgical robotics by exploring the integration of mechanical and electrical elements to offer patients life changing healthcare.
  • A complete power train of a future electric vehicle from the energy storage system through to the electric motors, to the mechanical drive train and traction system.
  • Battery-free technology, which harvests background energy, allowing sensors to operate in previously inaccessible and far-reaching locations.

Years one and two offer a grounding in mathematics, thermal management, dynamics and control, computing, electrical energy technologies, and analogue and digital electronics.

In the third year students will choose from a range of options and engage in group design projects and an individual research project. This will allow you to focus your learning on anything from soft robotics and intelligent adaptable power systems to efficient, clean propulsion technologies.

More about Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Find out more about studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for BEng Mechanical and Electrical Engineering - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA including A in Mathematics and A in Physics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAC including A in Mathematics and A in Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A­-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits at level 3 Mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Where possible we recommend taking as many level 3 mathematics credits as possible. A-­level Mathematics at A (see Specified Subjects box below)
BTEC offer DDD (Engineering) plus A­level Mathematics at A or A in a mathematics test to be taken at the University of Bristol. Please read the admissions statement for information about the test.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 1.2 in the Admissions statement.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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