Course overview

You will learn fundamental skills and knowledge by studying core modules such as Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Principles and Machines and Mechanisms. You will be able to take optional modules such as Design for 3D Printing, Bioengineering and Emerging Materials and Processes to tailor the course to your interests. Modules such as Product Design, Project Management and Engineering Business Environment equip you with the professional skills you need to work in industry.

Our teaching and course content are informed by our research in diverse areas, including aerodynamics, fluid systems, transportation, manufacturing and sustainable development.

You can study Mechanical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or as a four-year integrated master’s. At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng or continuing your studies for a further year for a MEng, subject to meeting the progression requirements.

Key features

  • Study a range of topics including computer-aided design, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing and fracture mechanics.
  • Access specialist facilities, such as our dynamic laboratories, mechanics and materials laboratories, engine test cell and Rohde and Schwarz embedded systems laboratories.
  • Open your career prospects across a range of fields, including aerospace, automotive, defence and energy, product manufacturing and the food and beverage industries.

CBSE/ ICSE/ All Indian Boards


  • Successful completion of Standard XII with a 65% average from the best four subjects excluding Hindi or any other local language, e.g. Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi
  • Interview any candidate with 60% or above
American High School Diploma + SATHigh School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 PLUS 
Advanced Placement, two subjects from group A with grade 3 or above ORSAT2  - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each = 1000
UAE TawjihiyyaEntry to IYZ only
International Baccalaureate Diploma24 points
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DMM

5 "B" grades (Only for Business Programme)


FBISE grade 12 (Pakistan)85%
Curriculum Russian/Kazakhstan Entry to IYZ only.

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English Language TestEntry Requirement
IELTS Academic6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
TOEFL Internet-based72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Pearson PTE Academic51

Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English LanguageEntry Requirement
GCSE/ IGCSE/O-Level English 
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ ISC boards/ NIOS/ All state boardsA minimum grade of 55% in English
International BaccalaureateMinimum grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)
West African/Nigerian Curriculum WAEC/ WASSCE/ SSSCE  Minimum grade "C6"


Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.

Course modules

  • Engineering Mathematics I                          
  • Mechanical Principles - Statics         
  • Thermofluids
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Mechanical Principles - Dynamics
  • Design and Manufacture (with project)
  • Computer Aided Engineering and Programming
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Materials Engineering and Processing
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Engineering Mathematics III
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Solid Mechanics 
  • Individual Project (core)
  • Control (core)
  • Power and Energy Systems (core)
  • Machines and Mechanisms (core)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) (optional)
  • Bioengineering (optional)
  • Finite Element Method (core)
  • Emerging Materials and Processes (optional)
  • Design for 3D Printing (optional)
  • Advanced Power Systems and Green Technologies (optional)
  • Turbomachinery (optional)

Teaching and assessments

Mechanical Engineering is taught by knowledgeable and experienced staff giving you the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with the professional skills that will enable you to study successfully and embark on a rewarding career.

A variety of techniques are used throughout the Mechanical Engineering course with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes.

Student-centred learning takes place through the research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments and practical work-based exercises to develop your skills and understanding. 

You will have access to computer and experimental laboratory facilities throughout the course, including industry-standard 3D design and FEA Analysis software.

Teaching contact hours

You will normally attend around 12–16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake around 20 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

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