Entry Requirements

In every candidate we look for evidence of high academic ability and potential, particularly in mathematics and physical sciences. We also look for an active and sustained interest in and enthusiasm for the engineered world.

Qualifications

GCSE

All applicants are expected to have a significant number of A* and A grades at GCSE (or their equivalents) to include mathematics and science subjects.

A-Level (or equivalent)

If applying before taking final school examinations, candidates are expected to have:

  • Predictions of A*A*A to include Mathematics and Physics, and in at least one other subject. The A*s must be in Mathematics, Physics or Further Mathematics if taken.

    or

  • Predictions of grade 7 in both Higher Level Mathematics and Physics and a prediction of grade 6 or higher in the third Higher Level subject in the International Baccalaureate, with a predicted total score of at least 40.

If applying after taking final school examinations, candidates are expected to have:

  • Grades of A*A*A to include Mathematics and Physics. The A*s must be in Mathematics, Physics or Further Mathematics if taken.

    or

  • Grade 7 in both Higher Level Mathematics and Physics and a grade 6 or higher in the third Higher Level subject in the International Baccalaureate, with a total score of at least 40.

Candidates who are predicted A*AA may still be offered an interview, where tutors identify that the candidate has the potential to do well on this course. Typically these candidates will have a specific reason why they haven’t yet demonstrated their full potential: for example, disruption caused by change of school or system, severe discontinuity of teachers, bereavement or debilitating illness. A clear note of any such circumstances in the UCAS personal statement and/or school reference will be given serious consideration by tutors. Any offer would be conditional on achieving A*A*A.

Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Level 3)

The Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Level 3) will be accepted for entry, provided candidates also obtain both an A-level in Physics and the new Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering.

These qualifications can be presented as the additional specialist learning component of the diploma. Offers will be formulated itemising performance in A-level Physics, the Level 3 certificate in Mathematics for Engineering, the Extended Project and the Principal Learning of the diploma on an equivalent basis with existing level 3 qualifications.

The Engineering Admissions Test

The Department is using the Physics Aptitude Test as part of its undergraduate admissions process for Engineering Science. You must register for this test when applying for the engineering course.