Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical EngineeringMechanical engineering deals with anything that moves from machines to satellites, from power plants to pacemakers, and from seismographs to robots. Mechanical engineers apply mathematics and science to model and design efficient solutions to real problems


Each year our students design and build a racing car and participate in the Formula Student competition.


Mechanical Engineering might be for you if you:

  • Are inquisitive
  • Like finding solutions to real problems
  • Interested in how engines work
  • Like designing things

Real world research: 

  • The Vehicle and Engine Technology Research Centre works closely with UK industry in engine architecture and advanced engine technologies, helping to design the engines and fuels for the future; including hybrid powertrains.

Possible careers:

Our former students work for companies such as JCB, BP, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Cadbury and the BBC, in sectors such as automotive, oil and gas, aerospace and medical equipment.


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