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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.

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Students in lab

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.

Our integrated masters, the MEng Mechanical Engineering, is a 4-year degree which puts you on the route to becoming a chartered engineer. Our focus on design and learning by doing will provide you with the opportunity to become an innovator, with the knowledge required to create engineering solutions to solve problems from a range of industries and walks of life.

During the first two years you will learn the fundamental knowledge required to be a mechanical engineer. At the end of your second year, you can choose whether to stay on a broad-based Mechanical Engineering pathway or select one of our specialised degree themes for years three and four.

Our courses

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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Our engineering facilities

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*in Mechanical Engineering, Complete University Guide 2021
**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020

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