Subject areas include: work holding, measurement and assembly, materials science solutions, and novel manufacturing techniques and processes. You’ll also learn about the management of manufacturing innovation, from identifying products and processes through to integration.
Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in industry. You’ll get plenty of practical research experience, as well as training in research methods and management. Recent graduates now work for Arup, Rolls-Royce and Network Rail.
A world-famous department
This is one of the largest, most respected mechanical engineering departments in the UK. Our reputation for excellence attracts world-class staff and students. They’re involved in projects like improving car designs and designing jaw replacements – projects that make a difference.
Our world-famous research centres include the Insigneo Institute, where we’re revolutionising the treatment of disease, and the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing. We also work closely with the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
Support for international students
Our students come from all over the world. We’ll help you get to know the department and the city. Your personal tutor will support you throughout your course and we can help you with your English if you need it.
Labs and equipment
We’ve just refurbished a large section of our lab space and invested over £350,000 in equipment including new fatigue testing facilities, a CNC milling centre, a laser scanning machine and a 3D printer.
Information Skills for Engineers
Individual Research Project
Design Innovation Toolbox
Engineering Marketable Solutions: Make a Change!
Examples of optional modules
A selection from:
Experimental Stress Analysis
Feedback Systems Design
State-Space Control Design
Advanced Structural Vibrations
Engineering Composite Materials
Teaching and assessment
You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. You’re assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a dissertation.