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Alternative Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for different Engineering courses
ExamsMEng (Hons) SchemesBEng (Hons) SchemesFoundation Year
IRLABBBBC at higher level, to include mathematicsBBBCCC at higher level, to include mathematics
450 points equivalent of BBBCCC at higher level, (excluding mathematics)
IBObtain Diploma with an overall score of 30 points with 5 points in mathematics and another science at higher levelObtain Diploma with an overall score of 28 points with 5 points in mathematics and a science at higher levelObtain Diploma with an overall score of 28 points and a science at higher level
EBObtain Diploma with an overall average of 75% with 75% in mathematicsObtain Diploma with an overall average of 70% with 70% in mathematicsObtain Diploma with an overall average of 70%
BTECNational Diploma : Five distinctions at Level III, to include mathematics or 4 distinctions and 2 merits with a distinction in mathematicsNational Diploma : Three distinctions and three merits at Level III, to include a distinction in mathematicsObtain National Diploma with a minimum of three distinctions and four merits at Level III
HND/HNCA minimum of two merits and four distinctions to include mathematics at Level IV. (Direct entry to Year 2 for those with HND/HNC will be considered on an individual basis)A minimum of three distinctions and two merits at Level IV to include a distinction in mathematics. (Direct entry to Year 2 for those with HND/HNC will be considered on an individual basis-
MatureConsider each application individuallyConsider each application individuallyConsider each application individually
GNVQDistinction at advanced level in twelve units plus six extra units (must include optional and additional mathematics and key skills), plus a grade C or higher in A level mathematicsMerit at advance level in twelve units, plus three extra units (must include optional and additional mathematics and key skills) plus a grade C or higher in A level mathematicsDistinction at advanced level to include additional or optional modules with a high mathematical or analytical content. Evidence of ability in unseen examinations is vital
Pan HellenicAverage mark of 115 points with at least 110 in mathematicsAverage mark of 110 points with at least 110 in mathematicsAverage mark of 110 points
ApoliterionA levels requiredAverage mark of 18 with 19 in Maths and preferably PhysicsAverage mark of 17 with 17 in Maths

International Students

For direct entry into one of our engineering schemes, we would expect you to have obtained a qualification which demonstrates that you have an acceptable level of competence in the English Language.

The qualifications do not include all international qualifications. The Cardiff School of Engineering has high entry standards and is willing to accept good quality International students with International qualifications equivalent to those indicated.