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Mechanical engineering

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Gain the theory, practical knowledge and problem-solving skills to design and build mechanical systems. Learn how to develop next-generation sustainable technologies across a range of industries.

Teamwork and design skills are essential to a mechanical engineer, so there's a strong focus on both at Southampton. Our courses are led by active researchers, meaning you'll be the first to benefit from their findings. At undergraduate level you can personalise your degree by choosing from a range of specialisms, covering everything from mechatronics to biomedical engineering. You can specialise further at master's level, with degrees focusing on areas such as propulsion, engineering materials and computational engineering design.

5th in UK
for mechanical engineering

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

96%
in employment or further study

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I investigate why things break, looking at systems such as aeroplane engines, automotive engines and power generation turbines.
PROFESSOR OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS
I teach engineering design and structural analysis, and do research into prosthetic limbs. The needs of the user should be at the core of new health technology.
Associate Professor
My research interests are clean carbon technologies, computational fluid dynamics and optimisation, carbon capture, and storage and utilisation.
Associate Professor

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