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.

Many of the products, processes and technologies that make our world a better place rely on mechanical engineering. It plays an important role across a range of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, medicine, renewable energy and Formula 1. There is little in our daily lives that isn’t touched by innovations in these areas. From the cars we drive, to the mobile phones we use, even to the way our shoes are made.

Mechanical engineers are not afraid to push boundaries. They bring together creativity and design with scientific knowledge to test the limits of what is possible. At Bath, we want to inspire and equip you to take on new challenges and advance mechanical engineering. We give you the tools to do this by complementing your engineering knowledge with practical and transferable skills such as design, business and management.We also include an optional placement year on all our courses so you can gain professional experience during your degree.

We have a solid reputation for research collaboration with industry and this feeds into our teaching. We regularly review our courses with input from industry to make sure that we give you a study experience informed by modern industrial practice.

When you graduate, you’ll have the technical leadership, initiative and interpersonal skills to pursue a professional career in engineering. You could be making your impact on the world by designing low-carbon vehicles, testing new materials, advancing biomedical science or developing the aircraft of the future.

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“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)