Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering MEng (Hons)

5 years with placement year, starting in September 2018

Develop a core knowledge of systems engineering across both mechanical and electrical engineering to boost your career prospects in industry.

Our course gives you a unique chance to balance an understanding of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering sciences with a focus on systems engineering.

In your first two years, you’ll develop a comprehensive knowledge of mechanics, materials, electrical and electronic systems and circuits. You’ll apply your theoretical groundwork in coordinated projects and laboratory work where you will design and develop products and systems.

Group and individual projects give you the opportunity to put your learning into practice. You could design and build robotics, medical devices or sports and games equipment. The technical, teamwork and management experience you gain will prepare you for working in professional environments.

You’ll graduate with the interdisciplinary skills needed to contribute to professional teams in industrial and research communities.

Studying an MEng degree gives you a more in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and semester-long individual and group project work. It also gives you the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.

Course structure

This course lasts 5 years. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2023. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Placement
  • Year 4
  • Year 5


As part of your course, you will take compulsory units covering key concepts. You may also be able to take optional units which assist you in developing your own interests.

You need to take 60 credits in each year of your course (usually split equally into 30 credits for each semester), so the number of optional units you can take depends on the number of compulsory units in each year of the course.

Six credits are the equivalent of at least 120 hours of study, including contact time with staff and independent study.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.


Going on placement in your third year gives you the chance to apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace and learn about the technologies and processes used in industry. Having professional experience can benefit the rest of your degree as well as improve your career prospects. Our students have worked at companies including OC Robotics, Renishaw, BAE Systems and Jaguar Land Rover. Placement opportunities may not be guaranteed.

Find out more about engineering placements and the support we offer.

Learning and assessment


  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops


  • Coursework
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Seminar
  • Written examination

Contact time with staff

In your first year, you should expect to spend 34% of your time in a lecture, seminar or practical/lab setting and 66% of the time in independent study, including reading, preparation, coursework and revision. Your unit option choices will determine your future contact hours.

Find out more about contact time with staff

Professional accreditations

By studying a course with a professional accreditation, you could have the chance to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. You may also be able to apply for jobs in the industry without having to do any more exams.

Stefano Dallavalle
“The project management skills I have gained will no doubt be an asset to me after graduation. Developing engineering and business skills in a team environment sets students apart in industry.”
Stefano Dallavalle

MEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with placement (2017)

Read Stefano's full story

Entry requirements

Your application, especially your personal statement, should explain your motivation for choosing this degree and any relevant non-academic interests and achievements. Your application is more likely to be successful if you demonstrate a strong interest in mechanical and electrical engineering through relevant reading, extracurricular or co-curricular activities, or work experience. We also favour applicants who show an ability to write and reflect analytically and thoughtfully.

You will need a strong performance in both Mathematics and Physics or Engineering as part of your entry qualifications.

If you are taking A levels, we may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). We do not accept A levels in General Studies. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.


Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

Typical offer A level


AAA including A in Mathematics and Physics

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).

Alternative offer A level


AAB including Mathematics and Physics plus one of:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Typical offers for other qualifications

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer:
Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering), with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units (including Calculus) achieved at Distinction and 12 credits from Physics units achieved at Distinction.


Typical offer:
Obtain D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Engineering (excluding Vehicle Repair and Technology), Applied Science and Construction in combination with A level Mathematics.

If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Cambridge Pre-U

Typical offer:
D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics and Physics.

Alternative offer:
D3, D3, M1 including grade D3 in Mathematics and Physics, plus one of:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Open University Credits

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits, including at least 30 credits at Level 2 in Mathematics. We would ideally be looking for you to be taking units including:

  • S207: The Physical World or S217: Physics: From Classical to Quantum
  • MST124: Essential Mathematics 1 and MST224: Mathematical Methods

This information is a guide and all students applying with Open University Credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. We may be able to consider alternative units to those listed. Please contact us to discuss your profile.

Pass units worth 120 credits, including S207: The Physical World/S217: Physics: From Classical to Quantum and a Pass 2 with 75% in a relevant Level 2 Mathematics unit worth at least 30 credits.

Please note that taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans/grants for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer:
AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

Combinations of qualifications

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, such as A levels and a BTEC.

  • AA in A level Mathematics and Physics, plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF)/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF).
  • AA in two A level subjects plus grade D3 in a Pre-U Principal Subject including Mathematics and Physics.
  • AA in two A level subjects plus 6 in an IB HL Certificate including Mathematics and Physics. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations.
  • AA in A level Mathematics and Physics, plus A in the IFS Diploma in Financial Studies.

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications if they are in the same subject area.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options.


Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for undergraduate courses.

Placement fees

Placement fees vary

You will normally pay a reduced tuition fee while on a placement period or studying abroad. Find out more about placement fees and study abroad fees.


You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Final award
    MEng (Hons)
  • Mode of study
  • Course code
  • Institution code
  • UK/EU application deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

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