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
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.
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.