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Undergraduate Admissions - Entry Requirements for 2019

Every application to the School of Engineering and Materials Science is judged on its own merits. Below is a guide to our normal entry requirements. Please note that this is only a guide and that offers can vary due to experience and details of qualifications.

A-levels

For Aerospace Engineering programmes:

  • MEng: AAA
  • BEng: AAB
  • Students must have Maths and Physics A-levels. Would consider Chemistry instead of Physics on a case by case basis.

For Chemical, Mechanical, Biomedical and Sustainable Energy Engineering programmes:

  • MEng: AAA
  • BEng: AAB
  • Students must have Maths and Physics or Chemistry A-levels

For Robotics Engineering programmes:

  • MEng: AAA
  • BEng: AAB
  • Students must have Maths and a second science A-level, preferably Physics or Chemistry, Electronics or Computing.

For Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering:

  • MEng: AAA
  • BEng: AAB
  • Must include A-level Maths or Physics. If students do not have an A-level in a creative subject they should be able to demonstrate creativity by another method, for example as a GCSE or an activity outside school.

For Materials Science and Engineering and Dental Materials programmes:

  • MEng: AAA
  • BEng and BSc: ABB
  • Students must have two subjects from Maths, Physics and Chemistry

For Biomaterials for Biomedical Sciences programmes:

  • MSci: AAA
  • BSc: ABB
  • Students must have two subjects from Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

For Materials and Design:

  • MEng: AAA
  • BEng: ABB
  • Students must have two A-levels from Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Design Technology

For all SEMS programmes:

  • The third subject can be any subject excluding general studies and critical thinking

GCSEs

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or 4 or above to include English.

English Language

Students from non-English-speaking countries normally require IELTS (6.0 average) for admission. For more information on other English Language Qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

For all Engineering Programmes

  • MEng: 36 points or above overall, with 3 subjects at Higher Level with 6,6,5 points
  • BEng: 34 points or above overall, with 3 subjects at Higher Level with 6,6,5 points

For all Materials Programmes

  • MEng: 36 points or above overall, with 3 subjects at Higher Level with 6,6,5 points
  • BEng: 32 points or above overall, with 3 subjects at Higher Level with 6,5,5 points

For subject requirements please see details on A-level listing above, where an A-level subject is required the equivalent subjects would be required at Higher Level.

European Baccalaureate

  • For all MEng and MSci Programmes: 85% or above including maths and science
  • For all BEng and BSc Programmes: 80% or above including maths and science

French Baccalaureate

  • For all MEng and MSci Programmes: 14/20 overall, with 15/20 in maths and science
  • For all BEng and BSc Programmes: 14/20 overall, with 14/20 in maths and science

BTEC Extended Diploma pre 2016

For all Engineering programmes

  • Students will be considered from the following subjects only: BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • Students must offer a Maths A-level in addition to their BTEC
  • The offer will be D*D*D in the BTEC and A in the A-level
  • Entry will  be to BEng

For all Materials programmes

  • Students will be considered from the following subjects only: BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering and Applied Science
  • Students must offer an A level from Maths, Physics or Chemistry in addition to their BTEC
  • The offer will be D*D*D in the BTEC and A in the A-level
  • Entry will  be to BEng or BSc

BTEC Extended Diploma first teaching 2016

For all Engineering programmes

  • Students will be considered from the BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • Students must offer a Maths A-level in addition to their BTEC
  • The offer will be DDD in the BTEC with Distinctions in: Engineering Principles, Engineering Product Design & Manufacture and Microcontroller Systems for Engineers and B in the A-level 
  • Entry will be to BEng

For all Materials programmes

  • Students will be considered from the following subjects only: BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • The offer will be DDD in the BTEC with two Distinctions and a Merit in: Engineering Principles, Engineering Product Design & Manufacture and Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Entry will be to BEng or BSc

Access to HE Diploma

  • We  consider applicants who offer Access to HE diploma (level 3) which are Physics and Mathematics based
  • Entry will normally be to BEng or BSc
  • These qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. Students should be achieving very high grades in their studies.
  • All applications should be made before the UCAS deadline of the 15th of January
  • The typical offer is ‘Pass with a minimum of 45 level 3 credits including 33 credits at Distinction and 12 at Merit’. There may be additional requirements on specific subjects.
  • Before a decision is made applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April (as late as possible in the UCAS cycle). This Maths test is to assess whether the applicant's ability in maths is at the right level. Applicants are contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.

Foundation Programmes from Other Universities

  • We do consider applicants who have completed foundation programmes related to Science and Engineering at a recognized institution, but each application is considered on its merit.
  • Entry will normally be to BEng or BSc
  • These qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. Students should be achieving very high grades in their studies.
  • All applications should be made through UCAS before the 15th January UCAS deadline.

Advanced Entry

  • We do consider applicants who have successfully completed their first year at another institution, but entry into the second year is not always possible as courses often differ.
  • We need to see a full transcript and reference from your current place of study.
  • The student would have to meet the current A-level (or equivalent) entry requirements for the programme.
  • Any advanced entry applications must be made through UCAS, with a reference from your current University before the 15th of January of the year of study.

More Information

Other qualifications may also be acceptable and will be assessed individually. We accept a broad range of overseas qualifications. Consult our country/region specific information to find out whether you have the right qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed, please contact us for further information.

If you are a Home or EU student and  your qualifications are not suitable for entry to the degree programme you may be interested in one of our foundation programmes. 

If you are an overseas student (non-EU) and you have not met our entry requirements, please consider the International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme at Queen Mary.

Please Note: The admissions information on this web page reflects our current admissions criteria and supersede any information in printed publications, or on any external websites. The entry requirements as listed are as accurate as possible, however an application is considered in its entirety.

For further information please contact us on sems-ugadmissions@qmul.ac.uk