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EngineeringUndergraduate study

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is vital to all aspects of our everyday lives and is everywhere you look. It involves the design, construction and operation of mechanical systems and has a central role in many professional industries.

Our courses bring together creativity and design with mathematical and scientific principles, providing you with the fundamentals of engineering alongside the skills you need to become a successful engineer.

You can either choose to retain a broad-based study path with our BEng and MEng Mechanical Engineering, or to select one of our 10 specialised degrees.

BEng Mechanical Engineering

BEng Mechanical Engineering

This three-year course covers the essential principles of mechanical engineering, such as mechanics, structures and materials, design and computing.

MEng Mechanical Engineering

MEng Mechanical Engineering

This four-year integrated masters will provide you with the opportunity to study a wider range of advanced subjects, extending your knowledge and skills through a major group design project.

Choose to specialise with one of our 10 MEng Mechanical Engineering themes:

If you have not taken the required A level subjects for direct entry to your chosen degree, then you can take our one-year Foundation Year. We also have a campus in Malaysia that offers our MEng Mechanical Engineering degrees.

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93% of graduates employed or in further study*
Access to state-of-the-art engineering facilities
4th in the UK**
90% increase in % of female students in 3 years

The course is really interesting, the lecturers are really engaging, and the amount of societies you can get involved in is fantastic. There's something for everyone which helps the transition from school to university.

The Design Show

The Design Show

Watch a video about our annual Design Show, showcasing the wide range of innovative and ambitious design projects produced by our undergraduate students

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*DLHE 2016/17

**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020

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