Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Our undergraduate MEng courses will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful career in engineering.

Our courses

We offer the following MEng courses, all of which are accredited by the Engineering Council and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), with selected courses accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

We also offer a joint course with the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering:

All our courses include optional, year-long, paid placements.

Further details on course content can be found in the programme and unit catalogues.

Why Mechanical Engineering?

There is little in life that doesn’t rely on mechanical engineering. Whether it is your mp3 player or the car that you drive, mechanical engineering supports a whole host of industries from medicine to manufacture, renewable energy to Formula 1.

Chartered mechanical engineers earn an average of £50,000 a year (Connexions) and can pursue a range of careers.

Why choose Bath?

Our teaching is delivered by experienced academic staff, all of whom are at the top of their field.

Our courses follow a common first two years after which you can choose from a variety of areas in which to specialise. This allows you to focus on a particular area of interest or incorporate other aspects such as business and management.

Our teaching methods centre on the practical application of engineering theory. Individual and group project work in years 3 and 4 allow you to apply your academic knowledge to projects set or inspired by industrial challenges. Projects also help you sharpen your analytical, presentation and communication skills.

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.


Our graduates work for UK and international companies including:

  • Rolls-Royce Aerospace Engines
  • Airbus
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • McLaren Automotive
  • Dyson
  • Google
  • nPower

In detail: career destinations of our students >>