There is a strong focus on engineering design and modelling throughout the course, which gives you plenty of opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge you gain to practical engineering problems. You'll also be introduced to the business and management context of engineering.
In your 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.
Year four is your placement in industry. A year in industry is an excellent opportunity to build a work profile, learn more about your own career interests, and start your journey towards being a professionally recognised engineer.
You'll be responsible for finding your own placement but the departmental and faculty careers and employability teams will help you find the right position and get the most out of your placement. Salaries for placement students typically range between
MEng (Hons) Award
4 years Duration
H304 UCAS Code