Integrate mechanical, electrical and software skills to develop innovative products. You’ll be equipped for a career as a multidisciplinary design engineer.
Our course is for creative engineers who want to explore product development, machines and systems. You’ll investigate the relationship between engineering and design to produce new products that are both marketable and functional. We want to inspire you to make the world better by designing and building the products of the future.
In your first two years, you’ll develop a detailed understanding of core mechanical engineering principles. You’ll use mathematics and computing to analyse engineering systems and study design and manufacturing processes. Specialist units encourage you to take a hands-on approach to engineering design. You’ll work with other students in studios, labs and workshops to experiment with design and production. ‘Design-make-test’ activities give you practical experience of designing, building and testing prototypes.
At Bath, practical project work is central to your study experience. Group and individual projects give you the chance to put theory into practice and use initiative to solve complex engineering problems. The high level technical, management, communication and design skills you’ll develop will prepare you for the workplace.
Our MEng degrees give you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work. They also fulfil the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.
We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.
You have the flexibility to transfer to any of our five mechanical engineering degrees, as well as decide whether you want to go on placement, up until the end of your second year.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in mechanical engineering and established links with industry. They have knowledge in diverse areas including design, manufacture, biomechanics, materials, automotive and aerospace. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
You’ll have access to teaching and research laboratories that support a range of activities. We design our facilities to be like industrial workspaces so that you gain insight into what it is like to work in a professional environment. You’ll also have access to our research facilities, which are fitted with the latest technology. This is similar to the equipment you could use in industry when you graduate. Our facilities include:
- a design activity centre
- an undergraduate model shop
- subsonic wind tunnel
- water tunnel
- rolling road dynamometer
- carbon fibre manufacturing facility
- metal 3D printer
Our graduates have many skills that make them attractive to prospective employers, including teamwork, problem solving, creativity and numeracy. They hold specialist and managerial roles in high technology industries in engineering and manufacturing. Many of our graduates continue their studies with us or at other universities to pursue academic and research careers.
Some of our graduates have gone on to work at international companies including Dyson, Rolls Royce, Google, Airbus, Unilever and nPower.
Find out what our graduates go on to do.