Mechanical Engineering BEng BEng (Hon)

Mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life. It’s at the forefront of developing new technologies for a multitude of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics.

You will learn fundamental skills and knowledge by studying modules such as General Engineering Tools and Principles and  Mechanical Design and Manufacturing. Modules such as Design and Project Management, Advanced Mechanical Materials and Professional Practice and Engineering Business Environment equip you with the professional and transferable 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

  • Benefit from dual accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This will help you start your journey towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.
  • 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 control and dynamics laboratories, mechanics and materials laboratories, engine test cell and Rohde and Schwarz embedded systems laboratories.
  • Join student societies such as DMU Racing and take part in Formula Student, an annual initiative set up by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers which challenges universities to design, build and race a single-seat racing car.
  • Explore professional opportunities by taking a placement year in industry. Mechanical Engineering students have undertaken placements at large organisations including Cummins, Caterpillar and the National Grid.
  • Open your career prospects across a range of fields, including aerospace, automotive, defence and energy, product manufacturing and the food and beverage industries.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.
BEng (Hon) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
H301 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points (120 for MEng) from at least two A-levels including Mathematics or Physics at grade C or above, or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM (DDM for MEng), or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points with Maths or Physics at higher level, or
  • T Levels Merit, or
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass

Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

Portfolio Required : No

Interview Required: No

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