University of Southampton
Mechanical Engineering / Naval Engineering with Industrial Placement Year MEng (Hons)
University of Southampton

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This integrated masters degree has been developed in conjunction with the Royal Navy. You will study marine engineering, ship science and marine craft concept design, alongside the key principles of mechanical engineering. The first two years are the same across our Mechanical Engineering degrees and focus on the essential principles of mechanical engineering, as well as law and management, systems design, and modelling and computing, in order to take a product from initial concept to the marketplace.

During your third and fourth years you will develop the skills to apply your knowledge to cutting-edge ship and maritime craft design. In your third year, you will also carry out an individual project, bringing together the concepts and skills you have learned.

During your fourth year, you will take advanced and specialised modules and participate in a group design project, applying your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem.

Your Industrial Placement Year will enhance your employability, with an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation. You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills that you developed during the early years of your degree, developing vital professional knowledge and skills to prepare you to become a professional engineer after graduation.

You will have access to extensive facilities, which include the largest wind tunnel in any UK university, a high-resolution 3D imaging centre, dedicated student design studios and workshops, and a materials and structures research facility in our new National Infrastructure Laboratory.

Our courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offer a route to chartered status.

The accredited MEng fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 47 graduates of Mechanical Engineering / Naval Engineering with Industrial Placement Year MEng (Hons) at University of Southampton for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Mechanical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
75 /100
47 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Mechanical Engineering / Naval Engineering with Industrial Placement Year MEng (Hons) at University of Southampton

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mechanical Engineering / Naval Engineering with Industrial Placement Year MEng (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £32500 £40000
25-75 percentile range £27000 - £30500 £29000 - £38500 £34000 - £47000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Mechanical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28756 £31438 £36406
25-75 percentile range £25334 - £31760 £25341 - £38280 £28630 - £44448

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Mechanical Engineering / Naval Engineering with Industrial Placement Year MEng (Hons) at University of Southampton

55% Engineering professionals
11% Managers, directors and senior officials
9% Information Technology Professionals
6% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Finance Professionals
3% Natural and social science professionals
3% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
3% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
2% Teaching Professionals
2% Other Educational Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations. The Industrial Placement Year is assessed via an individual reflective report and a presentation to staff and peers.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Typical Offer: A*AA including grades A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order) with a pass in the physics Practical If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer: A*AB including grades A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order) with a pass in the physics Practical, and grade A in the EPQ We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: AAA including mathematics and physics with a pass in the physics Practical or A*AB including A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order) with a pass in the physics Practical Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. For example, S5 – S6 (2 years): AABBB (A in specific subject) or S6 (1 year): ABBBB (A in specific subject). Unless a more advanced level (Higher or Advanced Higher) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4" We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner's potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A*A in A-level mathematics and physics (in any order) with a pass in the physics Practical We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. The University’s qualifications equivalencies table will be used: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/index.page#_ga=2.143280181.1285720294.1533033883-1673588377.1531313130 We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma We do not accept the BTEC Diploma Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A* in A-level mathematics plus DD in the Tech Level or Grade A in A-level mathematics plus D*D in the Tech Level Accepted subjects: Engineering. Must be offered in combination with A-level mathematics and units M1 and M2 must be taken.

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: A*AB including grades A*A in mathematics and physics, with a pass in the physics Practical and grade A in the EPQ Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A* in A-level mathematics plus DD in the Technical Diploma or Grade A in A-level mathematics plus D*D in the Technical Diploma Accepted subjects: Engineering

Pass, with 38 points overall with 19 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Physics and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) offer Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 including mathematics at H1 and physics at H1 We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. There are no additional requirements

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades A*A in A-level mathematics and physics (in any order), with a pass in the physics Practical We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. The University’s qualifications equivalencies table will be used: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/index.page#_ga=2.143280181.1285720294.1533033883-1673588377.1531313130 We do not accept the BTEC National Extended Diploma We do not accept the BTEC National Diploma Applicants with a BTEC National Extended Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve an A*A in mathematics and physics at A-level plus D in the Technical Extended Certificate

A*AA from 3 A levels including grades A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order), with a pass in the physics Practical or A*A from two A levels including mathematics and physics (in any order) with a pass in the physics Practical and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

D2, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics and physics, one of which must be at D2. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D2 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A* or grade D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A.

If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Southampton is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Mechanical Engineering / Naval Engineering with Industrial Placement Year MEng (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £22760 year 1
International £22760 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2021. Fees for entry in September 2022 will be available at the end of August 2021. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Southampton in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Southampton in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #12 
    • #110 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #5 
    • #100 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #13 
    • #14 
    Engineering Mechanical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #9 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #51 
    Mechanical Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #128 
    Mechanical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

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About University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, often abbreviated to Soton, is a research university located in Southampton, England. Although the university was founded in 1862, it has only enjoyed full university status from 1952 onwards. The university has five campuses in total, with the main one based in the Highfield area of Southampton.

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Where is this programme taught

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