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.
- 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.
- Engineering Mathematics I
- Mechanical Principles - Statics
- 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.