I would like to welcome all new students to the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Well done on your recent exam achievements; approximately one in ten applicants to Mechanical Engineering at Bath join our engineering degree, so you’ve done really well at this stage of your career. I wish you continued academic success during your time with us.

Your first few weeks at University are an important time, both academically and socially, and we have a busy induction programme planned for you. It is really important to attend the department induction events as you will be given important information to help you during your first semester and you will meet key people in the Department.

You will need to look at the Department's induction week timetable

Before you arrive

We do not expect you to buy any textbooks, but, if you are planning some reading over the summer, I would suggest you try An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Parts 1 and 2, by M. Clifford, published by Hodder Education, as it is relevant to all first year units. However, this is not compulsory and we assume that new students have no knowledge of unit content.

A full Year 1 and Year 2 reading list is also available.

You will receive an email to confirm that you are able to register online at the beginning of September. Once you have registered, please check your University of Bath email account for updates and information. You can do this through the Outlook Web App. You can also follow Mechanical Engineering at Bath on Facebook.

The Department has a site licence for all the academic software that you will need as part of your degree, but if you wish to buy a new laptop/computer prior to joining us, advice on the specification is available from our Moodle virtual learning environment Mechanical Engineering Courses Homepage. You will be able to access Moodle once you have registered.

We look forward to meeting you in September.

Rod Valentine,
Director of Undergraduate Studies