Mechanical engineering

Two students work on a race car in one of the wind tunnels
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.

  • 4th in UK

    for mechanical engineering

    Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024' 

  • 95%

    in employment or further study

    Graduate Outcomes 2023

  • Year in industry option on undergraduate courses

Mechanical engineering courses

Undergraduate courses

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