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Mechanical Engineering / Materials (MEng)

Master of Engineering
4 years
Course type
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code

About this course

Choosing the correct materials is crucial to the success or failure of an engineering project. On this 4-year, integrated master's, you'll explore the properties and uses of common and new mechanical engineering materials. You'll develop the skills to design materials and surfaces, from the atomic level up to their application. This advanced course will help you find a rewarding career as a Chartered Engineer.

This course focuses on mechanics, structures and materials, and how they are managed. It will inspire you to use your knowledge and skills to address real mechanical and material engineering needs in society, in areas like:

  • transport

  • housing

  • recreation

  • food processing

  • medicine

You'll explore material use, including their design and manufacture, and you'll study how they behave throughout their service.

As part of this course you can:

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • choose from a range of optional modules, including microstructural and surface characterisation, and aircraft structures

  • put your skills into practice with an individual project and final year group design project

  • work with students from other engineering specialisms

The course draws on research from the Engineering Materials Research Group, which is actively involved in a broad range of activities in the advanced materials field.

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H3H1 for the Industrial Placement Year option.

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.

If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways.

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Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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