Mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life. It’s at the forefront of developing new technologies for a multitude of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics.
This course focuses on a range of topics including computer-aided design (CAD), thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing, and product development. Our teaching and content are influenced by our research in aerodynamics, fluid systems, transportation, manufacturing and sustainable development.
You can study Mechanical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated master’s MEng (Hons). At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng (Hons), subject to meeting the progression requirements.
- Dual accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This fulfils the educational requirements for a Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc.
- Study a range of topics including computer-aided design, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing and fracture mechanics.
- Benefit from specialist facilities such as our control and dynamics laboratories, mechanics and materials laboratories, engine test cell and Rohde and Schwarz embedded systems laboratories.
- Join DMU Racing and take part in Formula Student, an annual initiative set up by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers which challenges universities across the world to design, build and race a single-seat racing car.
- Graduates have opportunities to progress into careers across a range of fields, including aerospace, automotive, defence and energy, as well as work in the product manufacturing and food and beverage industries.