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Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Duration
3 years
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code
H300

About this course

Learn how to apply your mechanical engineering skill in a range of fields, from orthopaedics to automobile systems. Explore real-world problems with practical project work. You'll learn about mechanics, structures and materials, and study design and computing - all vital for a career in this industry.

Our Mechanical Engineering course will teach you how to take a product from initial concept, to design and manufacture.

You'll cover the essential principles of engineering, and learn about:

  • modelling and computing

  • systems design

  • law

  • management

In your third year you'll complete an individual research project using many of the concepts you’ve learnt during the course. Projects range from system and product design to the mechanical testing of composite materials.

As part of this course you can:

  • use our design workshops and studios

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • develop your design and computing skills

  • apply your mechanical engineering skills to your choice of specialist areas, from robotic systems to sustainable energy and power generation

  • go on site visits to experience engineering in practice

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

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H30P for the Industrial Placement Year option.

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

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Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.