Department of Mechanical Engineering

Number 1 in the UK

The National Student Survey 2014 has ranked us best in the UK for student satisfaction.

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Student projects

Individual and group project work is key to all our undergraduate programmes.

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Film: placement experience

Hear from Mechanical Engineering student Alex Boudier about her time on placement.

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Industrial Placements Fair

A great opportunity for current students to meet the best companies offering placement and graduate roles. Find out more.



Friday 14 November

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

  • Number 1 in the UK  (The Sunday Times University Guide 2013)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2015)
  • 2nd in the UK for course satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2015)
  • Number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 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.