Learn how engineering, manufacturing and management work together in industry. Gain expertise in product creation processes from design to end manufacture.
Our course develops your understanding of the sciences and disciplines relating to manufacturing. You’ll study engineering, manufacturing and management to understand their role in production processes.
We draw on our links with industry to build your knowledge of the integrated systems, processes and technologies used in advanced manufacturing. Learning about the latest engineering developments will inspire you to explore how to produce high quality products at a low cost.
Your first two years give you a grounding in core mechanical engineering principles. You'll combine this with physical science, mathematics and computing to analyse engineering systems.
Translating ideas into practice is an important skill for an engineer. At Bath, you'll have opportunities to practically apply what you’ve learnt through project work. Group and individual projects encourage you to take imaginative approaches to solve complex engineering problems. You could explore new business or engineering technologies in areas such as sports and leisure equipment, medical devices, or data management.
In the last two years of your course, you'll study specialist units including project management, business processes, costing and managing human resources. When you graduate, you'll understand how to design, operate and control manufacturing systems.
Studying an MEng course gives you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work. It also fulfils 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.