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Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Energy Systems (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code

About this course

Sustainable energy supply is one of the greatest challenges we face today. At Southampton, you'll learn to focus your engineering skills into cutting-edge technologies, such as wind turbines, solar cells and batteries. You'll study core mechanical engineering topics and explore how we store, use and distribute energy. You'll graduate with vital skills for environmental engineering and beyond.

Sustainable energy is a fascinating and growing area. Our 4-year Mechanical Engineering integrated Masters focuses on the latest in energy technology, systems and processes, such as:

  • fuel cells

  • photovoltaics

  • biomass systems

  • tidal energy

  • wind turbines

This degree provides the core topics you'll need to master mechanical engineering. It then gives you the advanced skills to design and test sustainable-energy technologies.

As part of this course you can:

  • examine the economics behind energy technology investments

  • develop your management skills

  • use our design workshops and studios

  • take an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • go on site visits to experience engineering in practice

  • choose from a range of optional modules, including biomaterials and aircraft structures

During your studies you'll also have the opportunity to go on a work placement to boost your academic performance and prepare for your career.

We're a designated university for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).

This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offers a route to chartered status.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 555.57 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield in Southampton and Boldrewood campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.