Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Student insights blog

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Women in engineering

We are encouraging more women to launch their careers in engineering

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PhD opportunities

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




Accredited courses

Our MEng courses are accredited by professional engineering institutions such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

This provides you with a secure route to gaining Chartered Engineer status.

Key facts

  • 4th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (2018 Complete University Guide)
  • Top 3 in the UK for Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (2018 Complete University Guide)
  • 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

Athena SWAN

We hold an Athena SWAN bronze award for our commitment to advancing women's careers in higher education and research. Find out more about what we are doing for women in engineering.

AthenaSWAN Bronze Award