Department of Mechanical Engineering

Reducing risk of spinal injuries

PhD student, Bruno is researching spinal impact in rugby

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CLEVeR upgrade

We are increasing our capacity to explore low and ultra-low emission propulsion systems for automotive vehicles.

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Student insights blog

Our students share their experiences of projects, placements and research.

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10th in the UK for research

REF 2014 rates our research as world-leading and internationally excellent.

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PhD opportunities

We have funded scholarships and studentships available for you to research with us. Find out more »




About us


We are one of the UK's leading Mechanical Engineering departments with a reputation for outstanding teaching, innovative research and strong links with industry.

Key facts

  • Top 3 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (2017 Complete University Guide)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2017)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • 89% of our research is graded as either world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Our research

Our research activities cover the following broad areas:

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Machine Systems
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Materials and Thermo-Fluids

Accredited programmes


Our MEng programmes are accredited by the Engineering Council and Professional Engineering Institutions, providing a secure route to gaining Chartered Engineer status.