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Hey, if anyone has received an offer for Mech Eng from Imperial, what are the grades they require? I personally don't know anyone else who applied so want to get a broader perspective
Reply 1
Original post by Anonymous #1
Hey, if anyone has received an offer for Mech Eng from Imperial, what are the grades they require? I personally don't know anyone else who applied so want to get a broader perspective
I have had no response yet. I've had my interview and admission test. I don't know anyone else applying for Mech Eng, however I do know Aero Eng, Chemistry, and Bio subjects applicants who have received offers. I heard that the Eng responses usually come around mid March(now) but I can't remember where I found this out and I don't know if definitely true.
Not sure about the most common grades of offer holders for Mech Eng.
Hopefully we find out and get in soon!
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Reply 2
Original post by Ajtydeman
I have had no response yet. I've had my interview and admission test. I don't know anyone else applying for Mech Eng, however I do know Aero Eng, Chemistry, and Bio subjects applicants who have received offers. I heard that the Eng responses usually come around mid March(now) but I can't remember where I found this out and I don't know if definitely true.
Not sure about the most common grades of offer holders for Mech Eng.
Hopefully we find out and get in soon!
Hey, I received my offer a few weeks ago and got an offer of A*A*A*. I wanted to know what others got as required grades. Hope you find out soon
Reply 3
Original post by Anonymous #1
Hey, if anyone has received an offer for Mech Eng from Imperial, what are the grades they require? I personally don't know anyone else who applied so want to get a broader perspective


Hey! I got offered A*A*AA for mech eng xx
Reply 4
Original post by Anonymous #1
Hey, I received my offer a few weeks ago and got an offer of A*A*A*. I wanted to know what others got as required grades. Hope you find out soon
Thanks for the good luck today! I got my offer this afternoon - 2 x A* and an A.
Reply 5
Original post by Ajtydeman1
Thanks for the good luck today! I got my offer this afternoon - 2 x A* and an A.
Congrats! haha now it is just getting those grades for us aaaaa
Hey, do we have a group or something for MechEng offer holders?
Original post by ian_georgii
Hey, do we have a group or something for MechEng offer holders?

There probably is but I'm not in one.
Original post by Anonymous
Hey, I received my offer a few weeks ago and got an offer of A*A*A*. I wanted to know what others got as required grades. Hope you find out soon

Hello OP what a-levels did you do?
Original post by Ajtydeman1
Thanks for the good luck today! I got my offer this afternoon - 2 x A* and an A.

Hey ! What a-levels did you do?
Original post by Kv2055
Hey! I got offered A*A*AA for mech eng xx

Hi!
I’m in y12 and I want to do mech eng but I’m still not sure.
I wanted to ask what made you choose it and what super curriculars you did?
Good luck with your Alevels!!
Original post by Anonymous
Hey ! What a-levels did you do?
Maths Chemistry Physics Further Maths. My offer was actually 2A*’s and 2A’s with the A*’s in Maths and Physics.
Original post by Ajtydeman1
Maths Chemistry Physics Further Maths. My offer was actually 2A*’s and 2A’s with the A*’s in Maths and Physics.

Thank you, do you think not having further maths for a-level for mech eng or eng in general can really hinder my chances of getting into Imperial?
Original post by Anonymous
Thank you, do you think not having further maths for a-level for mech eng or eng in general can really hinder my chances of getting into Imperial?
It’s not a big issue not having further maths, although it’s helpful because you learn the further maths content really quickly in first year of uni and having the a level knowledge takes some pressure of the 1st year. I know someone who did AS-level further maths in there second year of a level, can you do that because that is the next best thing? Also you can learn the core pure and mechanics major part of further maths in your own time and talk about it in your personal statement - they love this sort of stuff. Also I was predicted a B in further maths and still got an offer and I believe it was that my personal statement and engineering projects were really good.👍
Original post by Ajtydeman1
It’s not a big issue not having further maths, although it’s helpful because you learn the further maths content really quickly in first year of uni and having the a level knowledge takes some pressure of the 1st year. I know someone who did AS-level further maths in there second year of a level, can you do that because that is the next best thing? Also you can learn the core pure and mechanics major part of further maths in your own time and talk about it in your personal statement - they love this sort of stuff. Also I was predicted a B in further maths and still got an offer and I believe it was that my personal statement and engineering projects were really good.👍

Thank you for replying - which engineering projects did you do?
Original post by Anonymous
Thank you for replying - which engineering projects did you do?
I did a SATRO charity essay poster project on sustainable air travel and how automotive industry can influence aircraft industry - which I nearly did a Gold Crest Award submission with it but decided not to in the end as the process takes a long time. I would recommend gold crest award as it gets you a certificate and it about half the size of an EPQ.
I did an online course on hybrid vehicles by Udemy.
I have my own bike repair/maintenance business.
I build a motorbike from scratch using an old push bike and also put an electric motor on it as well - making the first hybrid electric/combustion motorbike. I ran electricity energy consumption and fuel volume tests on it using a voltmeter and Ammeter etc. and then used MATLAB numerical analysis software to calculate the energy consumption - then using national statistics on energy production I compared how environmentally friendly the hybrid bike was over running the electric motor on its own and the engine on its own - I made a little essay on this to summarise it.
^This was the main project which took the whole summer before Uni application.
I also read the chapters that I needed of a book on electrical motors and control systems so that I could diagnose and partially repair a broken electric bike motor from my hybrid motorbike project.
Overall it was so Important to have a flow to my projects and activities so that I could explain why I did those things in my personal statement!!! e.g. I was interested in hybridisation in airplanes from my essay project so I experimented with my own hybrid vehicle (bike).
I also did a week work experience in a local, sub-sea, high voltage cable installation vehicle design company called ETA.ltd - where I used power tools, conducted pressure tests, and used 3D CAD software. I got this work experience by asking on the local Facebook page - the owner of the company was a local.
I did a lot of stuff but it was important that everything connected and was a big learning curve that I could demonstrate in interviews and my personal statement.
If you want to see the essays and the bike project I can send them to you but not on here👍
Original post by Ajtydeman1
I did a SATRO charity essay poster project on sustainable air travel and how automotive industry can influence aircraft industry - which I nearly did a Gold Crest Award submission with it but decided not to in the end as the process takes a long time. I would recommend gold crest award as it gets you a certificate and it about half the size of an EPQ.
I did an online course on hybrid vehicles by Udemy.
I have my own bike repair/maintenance business.
I build a motorbike from scratch using an old push bike and also put an electric motor on it as well - making the first hybrid electric/combustion motorbike. I ran electricity energy consumption and fuel volume tests on it using a voltmeter and Ammeter etc. and then used MATLAB numerical analysis software to calculate the energy consumption - then using national statistics on energy production I compared how environmentally friendly the hybrid bike was over running the electric motor on its own and the engine on its own - I made a little essay on this to summarise it.
^This was the main project which took the whole summer before Uni application.
I also read the chapters that I needed of a book on electrical motors and control systems so that I could diagnose and partially repair a broken electric bike motor from my hybrid motorbike project.
Overall it was so Important to have a flow to my projects and activities so that I could explain why I did those things in my personal statement!!! e.g. I was interested in hybridisation in airplanes from my essay project so I experimented with my own hybrid vehicle (bike).
I also did a week work experience in a local, sub-sea, high voltage cable installation vehicle design company called ETA.ltd - where I used power tools, conducted pressure tests, and used 3D CAD software. I got this work experience by asking on the local Facebook page - the owner of the company was a local.
I did a lot of stuff but it was important that everything connected and was a big learning curve that I could demonstrate in interviews and my personal statement.
If you want to see the essays and the bike project I can send them to you but not on here👍

Wow, this is all very impressive! Especially making a bike all by yourself - probably the biggest reason for your admission in Imperial!

I would like some advice on how to find something or a specific area of engineering that i could do a similar project on... but with something that interests me... Why did you make a bike? What sparked your interest?
Original post by Anonymous
Wow, this is all very impressive! Especially making a bike all by yourself - probably the biggest reason for your admission in Imperial!
I would like some advice on how to find something or a specific area of engineering that i could do a similar project on... but with something that interests me... Why did you make a bike? What sparked your interest?
Ever since year 7 in secondary I’ve ridden mountain bikes at bike park and stuff and I learnt how to to maintain my bike and eventually how to do harder stuff like servicing suspension on my bike - I can’t explain why I did it was just fun to see how it all worked and it made my bike work better. I also like cars a lot and go to a lot of festival like Goodwood FOS - learning about performance cars on YouTube mostly. YouTube was where I saw a video on converting a normal pedal bike to a motorbike and that gave me the idea of doing it myself because I knew that it was good for engineering degree. And by pure coincidence I learned more about hybrid vehicles from my air travel research project essay - so I decided to make a hybrid motorbike. I knew that the bike project could be done on a budget(ish) - I spent about £200 overall I think, and I knew it would demonstrate I was capable using tools, and that I could do physics style experimentation myself. And doing something to do with the environment is something they really like as well.
I think a good approach to a project is to make something if you can (can be something small) and maybe do experiments and research on it - this could be measuring heart rate and stuff using a smart watch while riding a bike and then trying to improve the bikes efficiency and seeing how this effects the data etc. <- just another idea using a bike :smile:. An engineering tries to solve problems, no matter the size of the problem, so any positive results or negative results to a project shows you can be an engineering with training - this is what you want to do in your project. Also, if you have any mates who want to do the same sort of project you can collab with them👍

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