Department of Mechanical Engineering

Number 1 in the UK

The National Student Survey 2013 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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Funded PhD opportunities

Apply now! We have a number of funded PhD scholarships and studentships available in the Department. Read More

 
 

Start dates

Dependent on studentship.
 
 

About us

Student

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)
  • 2nd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2014)
  • 3rd in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2014)
  • Number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2013)
 

Our research

Our research activities cover the following broad areas:

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

Accredited programmes

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All our MEng programmes are accredited by the Engineering Council providing a secure route to gaining Chartered Engineer status.