University of Bath

Mechanical engineering applicant visit days

We run regular open days for our undergraduate offer holders between October and April. Find out why you should attend one.

A mechanical engineering student ambassador talks with a prospective student and his mother
We organise separate tours for offer holders and their parents on our applicant visit days.

After you receive an offer to study one of our undergraduate courses, we'll invite you by email to one of our applicant visit days. We usually run these on Thursdays between October and April. You'll be able to choose which date you'd like to attend but it's best to book early as they can fill up fast. We'll give you information about travel, campus accessibility and where to go when you get here in your invite.

The day starts at around 11:00 and finishes at 14:45 so that you have plenty of time to explore the city after your visit.

Find out about our courses first hand

Your day will include an introductory talk by one of our academics. They'll tell you more about how our courses are structured and assessed, the topics you'll study and other opportunities available to you including our placements scheme. Over lunch, you'll be able to talk more informally with our admissions team and student ambassadors. They'll be happy to answer any questions you have about studying at Bath.

After lunch, we have separate tours of the department and campus for students and parents. A department tour gives you access to the laboratories and learning spaces you'll use during your degree. You'll visit our teaching labs and research labs where there will be an opportunity to meet our project teams such as Team Bath Racing.

A taster of Bath

Our students will take you on a tour of the campus during your visit. It's a great chance to see what the campus is like on a typical day and experience the atmosphere of students and staff going about their business.

Campus life isn't just about studying. As a taster, we'll take you round our Sports Training Village (STV), where you'll have access to the same facilities used by Olympic athletes. You'll see our Students' Union, which houses the Student Centre, food outlets, and the campus pub and nightclub. We will also show you The Edge, our arts centre where you can take dance, art and music classes.

See more information about making the most of your university experience.

The city of Bath is only 10 minutes away by bus so we advise our guests to take the opportunity to visit the city after their day with us has finished.

Find out about living in Bath and the South West

If you're unable to attend an open day

We offer a range of dates so you can choose to attend one that best suits you. We understand that it may be difficult to visit the University, especially if you don't live in the UK. If you can't make any of the dates, you can contact our Department and we'll do our best to arrange an individual visit for you.

Find out about other ways to experience the University

Watch a recording of our applicant visit day talk by Dr Jos Darling