Typical Offer: A2: A*AA
In exceptional circumstances we may make a slightly lower offer.
- Mathematics and Physics are required at A2 with an A* in either Mathematics or Physics
- General Studies is excluded
- grade C in GCSE English
Our mechanical engineering programmes are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in mathematics and physics. We will consider the applications of students who have studied Access to HE Diplomas in science or engineering, whose applications indicate that they have studied a suitable level of mathematics and physics to be able to succeed on our programmes. You will need to have studied mathematics units worth at least 12 credits, including the study of calculus, and physics units worth at least 12 credits. However, due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these skills.
If your application indicates that you may be suitable for our programmes, you will be invited to attend an interview at the university. During this interview, you will be asked about your motivation to study a mechanical engineering programme at Bath, and you will be asked to work through a variety of programme-relevant mathematics and physics problems. Applicants who are able to demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge will be considered for an offer for a place at Bath.
Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering), with at least 39 credits achieved from units awarded at Distinction. This must include 12 credits from mathematics units (including Calculus) awarded at Distinction and 12 credits from physics units awarded at Distinction. Applicants must also achieve GCSE equivalence in English, if equivalent qualifications have not already been achieved.
We will consider BTEC qualifications in Engineering (excluding Vehicle Repair and Technology), Applied Science and Construction. These must be combined with A level Mathematics at grade A*.
Typical Offer:Extended Diploma, DDD with full distinction profile and an additional A level Mathematics at grade A* plus GCSE English grade C or equivalent.
Typical Offer: D2, D3, D3
- Maths and Physics are required as Principal Subjects
- D2 must be achieved in Maths or Physics
We will consider the Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design at grade A, plus grade A in the units specified below for each Advanced Diploma
Grade A in the Extended Project.
This must be combined with A level Mathematics at grade A.
- Grade C in GCSE English or equivalent.
Advanced Diploma in Engineering
Grade A in the following units
- Unit 4: Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Unit 8: Mathematical Techniques and Applications for Engineers
- Unit 9: Principles and Application of Engineering Science.
Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design
Grade A in the following units
- Unit 5: Research, Development and the Introduction of of New Products in Manufacturing
- Unit 6: Principles and Applications of Materials Science in Manufacturing
- Unit 7: Production and Processing Systems in Manufacturing.
Typical Offer: 77% overall with 80% in Maths and Physics, English 6.0 at Level 1, 7.0 at Level 2 and 7.5 at Level 3.
Typical Offer: 16 overall with 16 in Maths and Physics and 14 in English.
Typical Offer: 1.3 overall with 13 in Mathematics and Physics and 11 in English.
Typical Offer: 85 overall with 85 in Maths and Physics and 80 in English
Typical Offer: Overall 36 with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics and 5 in English at Standard Level (or equivalent).
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications as entry either to our Foundation Year or directly on to the first year of our undergraduate programmes. For further information please visit our International Office web page.
English Language Qualifications:
We normally require all applicants whose first language is not English to provide evidence of English language proficiency and we may ask you to take an English language test.
The minimum requirement for Mechanical Engineering is IELTS 6.5 including a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components. Applicants should submit their results by 31st July. For a list of other English language qualifications we accept please go to our English Language Requirements web page.
Typical Offer: AAAABB at higher level, which must include English and A grades in Mathematics and Physics, one of which must be achieved at A1.
60 level 1 or 2 credits at an average of 70% to include Exploring Mathematics MS221 at 80% and Physics S207 or MST209 (60 credits at 70%).
GCSE minimum grade C in English language, or equivalent (including appropriate Open University level 1 courses).
Typical Offer: AA at Advanced Higher Level Mathematics and Physics and AAB in 3 different subjects at Higher Level. Grade 3 in English at Scottish Standard Level is required if not taken a Higher Level.
Advanced Placement (AP): 5 in Calculus BC, Physics B or C and another science-based subject
A minimum 675 in both Writing and Mathematics in the SAT Reasoning Test OR an ACT score of at least 32 out of 36 in both English and Mathematics (no further English is required).
Typical Offer: A*AA or AAA plus the Core which must include Mathematics and Physics and grade C in GCSE English.