Create new products, or improve existing ones, that could change people's lives and transform the way businesses operate. Be at the forefront of designing and building products that are smarter, faster, more efficient and more sustainable for industries including healthcare, defence, transport and even aerospace.
On this BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree , you’ll learn the underlying elements of successful engineering science, manufacturing and design. You'll study solid mechanics and dynamics, and electrical and electronic principles, and specialise in more advanced subjects such as engineering programming and sustainable development.
You'll put everything you learn to practice using our industry-standard facilities, making sure you graduate with the skills you need to succeed in your career.
What you’ll experience
- Specialise in advanced subjects such as computer-aided design (CAD) engineering, sustainable product development and design for quality
- Put your skills to the test by building your own products in our manufacturing workshops
- Have to option to expand your learning and meet potential employers by completing your final-year project in industry
Work experience and career planning
Get experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work experience. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role.
Placement year (optional)
Taking an optional placement year gives you the experience you need to increase your chances of landing your perfect role after graduation. You could work in a paid role in a professional organisation (our students earn an average salary of £19,000 during their placements) or set up your own business, giving you the chance to grow your professional network and enhance your CV.
We'll give you all the support you need to find a placement that prepares you for your career, and we'll continue to mentor you throughout your placement.
Previous students have been successful in roles such as:
- research development intern
- product engineering intern
- plastic injection moulding intern
They've worked at exciting companies, including:
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Teaching methods on this course include:
- laboratory and project work
- Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) system activity
- independent study
You’ll be assessed through:
- written coursework
- multiple-choice tests
- mini projects
- a major piece of supervised independent work
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you’re assessed will depend on the modules you select throughout your course. Here's an example from a previous year of how students on this course were typically assessed:
- Year 1 students: 84% by written exams and 16% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 56% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 31% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 40% by written exams and 60% by coursework
With experience, you can expect to get a salary from £25,000 to £35,000 as a mechanical engineer and up to £40,000 as a manufacturing engineer. But you could also apply your skills to any number of roles in industries such as aerospace, oil refinery, machinery manufacture and plastics. All engineering roles are listed in the UK Government’s 'skills shortage list' – which means engineers are currently in high demand.
Graduating with a degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering gives you all the skills to work in areas such as:
- product design
- manufacturing and installation
- project management
- research development
Our graduates have worked for companies such as:
- McLaren Formula One
- Royal Navy
- Cobra Engineering
What jobs can you do with a mechanical and manufacturing degree?
Roles you could go onto include:
- engineering officer
- automotive mechanical engineer
- design engineering
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.