The undergraduate degree courses start with two years of intensive core study, giving students a thorough understanding of a wide range of engineering disciplines.
- In their second year of study, undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering work in groups on two practical projects. Find out more
- In the third year, students design, make and test prototypes for a project that represents 33% of their third year assessment. Find out more
- In the fourth year of study, students work individually on a research project that represents 42% of their final year assessment. Find out more
You’ll be attending lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory sessions in a number of areas including thermofluids, materials, mechanics, dynamics, stress analysis and design.
With this strong basis you’ll go onto largely elective study in the third and fourth years. You can focus on the areas you are most interested in and tap into cutting edge research activities. These are led by academic staff with internationally recognized expertise.
Whether it's computational mechanics, sustainable energy technology, combustion, nuclear energy, nanomaterials or many other areas, you'll be conducting sophisticated engineering activities with leaders in the field.
In addition to the unrivalled opportunities in the Department, there is an option to study for a year at one of a selection of world class overseas universities. You can also take advantage of our close links with a range of employers and complete a year in industry as part of your degree.
Undergraduate programme information
For a general introduction to our 4-year undergraduate programmes, which lead to MEng degrees accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, please look through our online prospectus and the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook for current undergraduates.
Read through the detailed specifications for our current standard MEng programme. (Please note this may be subject to change)