Harper Adams concentrates on the teaching of specialist mechanical engineering courses aimed at the agricultural and off-highway industries. Our Agricultural Engineering graduates are leading the development of machinery and systems to support the challenges of the global agricultural industry, whilst our Off Road Vehicle Design graduates are involved in the development of the next generation of off-highway vehicles in a range of industries including military, construction and agriculture.
Our reputation for excellent teaching and applied research is built on a long and successful history of supplying high calibre engineers to industry who already have a proven ability to deliver solutions to complex real world problems.
The emphasis on projects, teamwork and placement helps students prepare for the graduate workplace and learn from each other, as well as making valuable professional contacts for the future. Students are encouraged to compete for in-house and national prizes, many of which are sponsored by industry and involve solving real problems. Others embark on projects which attract interest far beyond the University. One student drove a car he rebuilt himself 8,000 miles from London to Mongolia for charity. Another's final year project, designing off road wheelchairs for people with mobility impairments, later became the basis of a successful company