There is a strong focus on engineering design and modelling throughout the course, which gives you plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge to practical engineering problems. You'll also be introduced to business and management in an engineering context.
In the first five semesters, you'll study the core subjects required to be a successful mechanical engineer, including mathematics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and the mechanical behaviour of materials.
The aim of the final three semesters is to prepare you for your career and develop your interests. A group design project in your third year will focus on a real-life challenge, and there are opportunities to work on projects with real clients. In your final year you'll carry out an extended individual project, and you can choose from a wide selection of engineering modules to reflect your interests and career aspirations.
This is a practical course: our students learn by doing. You'll apply what you've learnt in the lecture theatre to engineering problems and experiments. You'll have the chance to manufacture and prototype your designs. You'll also develop the transferable skills employers look for, such as communication, project management and time management skills.
Depending on your performance during the degree, you might be able to switch between our degrees. For example, you might be able to switch to another MEng course at the end of your first year (depending on course requirements and availability) such as the MEng course with a year in industry. At the end of your second year, you could also switch to a BEng based on your performance. This could be an option if you decide to explore a specialised MSc.
All our students get involved in week-long projects that develop the skills you'll need as a successful engineer. There's the Global Engineering Challenge in your first year, where you'll find creative solutions to real-world problems with engineers of different disciplines, and Engineering You're Hired! during your second year.
MEng (Hons) Award
4 years Duration
H300 UCAS Code