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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Funded PhD opportunity

Apply now! We have funded studentships and scholarships available within the Department, including a PhD in robotics. Read More


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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.