Mechanical engineering

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Mechanical engineering combines mathematics and scientific analysis with creative thinking to design and manufacture machines, technologies and systems.

Mechanical engineering is used across a range of industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, medicine, renewable energy and Formula 1.

Our MEng degrees give you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work and fulfil the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer. You’ll develop the technical leadership, initiative and interpersonal skills to pursue a professional career in engineering.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in mechanical engineering. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

You’ll have access to teaching and research laboratories that support a range of activities. Our facilities are designed to be similar to industrial workspaces so that you can gain insight into what it is like to work in a professional environment. These include a model shop, subsonic wind tunnel, water tunnel, rolling road dynamometer and a carbon fibre manufacturing facility.

Graduate employability

Our graduates have many skills that make them attractive to prospective employers, including teamwork, problem-solving, creativity and numeracy. They hold specialist and managerial roles in high technology industries in engineering and manufacturing.

Many of our graduates continue their studies with us or at other universities to pursue academic and research careers.

Find out what our graduates go on to do.

“You learn more by applying theory to a real-life situation. You spend your first two years here learning everything you need to know and then your third and fourth years applying it in the projects.”
Tancred Porteous

MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with placement year (2012)

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