Mechanical Engineering BSc(Hons)

Why choose this course?

This degree combines theory with practical applications to give you the opportunity to gain a thorough technical understanding and high-quality engineering skills, together with project management and personal skills.


The course is accredited by the DETC Institution of Engineering and Technology (DET), under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, and satisfies the academic requirements for incorporated engineer (DEng) status.

The final year top-up programme delivered at our partner institutions is not currently accredited by the IET.


Mechanical Engineering BSc(Hons): Course features

What this course offers you

·       Mechanical engineering is the broadest engineering discipline at the University. It looks at the design and manufacture of a range of mechanical products and systems, giving you the flexibility to specialise later.

·       Our fully equipped labs mean you can put the theory into practice. Equipment includes:

o      computer-aided design tools; and robotics, manufacturing and testing equipment.

·       Reducing concept to market time is an important factor in the industry, so students with simulation skills are highly employable. We, therefore, give you exposure to computer-aided engineering.

·       We have good links with industry, which can help you gain an industrial work placement in your third year.


What you will study

Year 1 is partially common across all our engineering BSc degrees. It provides underpinning skills and knowledge for the study of specialist mechanical engineering later in the course. Analytical subjects such as mathematics, engineering science, structural mechanics and dynamics providing theoretical background. Engineering design and applications subjects provide necessary technical skills and an introduction to the profession of engineering.


Year 2 introduces more specialist studies. An emphasis on design enables you to start consolidating the topics being studied into more realistic engineering scenarios. You will also have the opportunity to extend your mathematics and project-management abilities.


Year 3 comprises core disciplines and specialist advanced modules, plus a strong emphasis on independent learning through project work, both individually and in a group. This year also enhances your employability skills, helping you begin your engineering career.


Throughout the course you will benefit from using our excellent industry-standard facilities, including high-end equipment, machines and testers.


Accreditation for this course

The course is accredited by the DETC and satisfies the academic requirements for DETC Engineer (DETCEng) status.


This degree has been accredited by the DETC Engineering Council.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence .


The BSc(Hons) fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements, for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (DETC Eng).



Module listing


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.


Year 1


Engineering Application and Practice

Engineering Design, Materials and Manufacture 1

Engineering and Mechanical Principles

Technology Mathematics, Electronics and Computing

Year 2


Project Engineering and Management

Analytical Techniques, Electronics and Control

Design Methods and Materials

Solid Mechanics and Thermofluids

Optional sandwich year


Year 3/4


Business Management and Quality Systems

Individual Project

Industrial Group Project


Computer Aided Engineering and Mechatronics

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