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Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
H300

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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.

Studying Mechanical Engineering involves learning 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.

Accreditations

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement, in part, for Chartered Engineer registration.

This course is accredited by:

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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