Department of Mechanical Engineering


About us

The theoretical and practical experiences that our students gain, together with our strong industrial links, lead to rewarding employment opportunities for our graduates.

— Professor Tony Miles,
Head of Department

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


We offer a range of study options:

Our degrees are designed to prepare students for a rewarding career in engineering. Our undergraduate programmes are accredited and provide a secure route to gaining Chartered Engineer status.

We received 90% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.


The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated the majority of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our academic staff, research fellows, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students carry out acclaimed work and publish in international journals. We also have several prestigious research centres

Working with industry

We have extensive links with industry and work with businesses of all sizes. We also offer our expertise to companies through knowledge transfer partnerships.

We have a range of industrial partners to provide support for:

  • Guest lectures
  • Group business and design projects
  • Research projects
  • Placements
  • Prizes

We also have an Industrial Advisory Board to ensure our degrees are relevant to the needs of industry.

Athena SWAN

We are proud to have received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in higher education and research. The University of Bath also has an institutional bronze award.

AthenaSWAN Bronze Award

Contact us

For all general queries, please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)1225 386115