Mechanical Engineering / Materials (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Typical Offer
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4 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

About this course

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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.

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

Year in industry

Enhance your employability by taking this course with a paid industrial placement year.

Apply using:

  • Course name: Mechanical Engineering / Materials with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: H3H7

You'll spend this extra year at an engineering firm, applying the skills and knowledge you've learned so far.

The fee is 20% of the standard annual tuition fee.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


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

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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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