Combine numeracy with detailed subject knowledge and initiative to solve complex engineering problems that improve the world we live in.
Our course teaches you how to use physical science, mathematics and computing to analyse engineering systems. You'll combine this with study in design and manufacturing processes to understand how modern industry works.
Your first two years give you a detailed understanding of the core mechanical engineering principles. You’ll learn how to incorporate design into the science, manufacturing and management elements of engineering. You can apply this knowledge to analyse, build and test a product from scratch.
At Bath, practical project work is central to your study experience. Group and individual projects are a chance for you to put theory into practice and gain experience in engineering enterprise management. You can join one of our teams to compete in international competitions such as Formula Student or the Isle of Man TT Zero.
A wide selection of optional units lets you choose where you want to specialise in your final year. These include aerospace, automotive, design, manufacturing, environmental or medical engineering.The wide-ranging engineering curriculum develops your professional skills to pursue a career in a host of industries.
An MEng degree 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.