Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, repair or operate the things we need in everyday life. Learn in one of the most advanced engineering laboratories in any UK university. Our course is rated in the top 7 of the Guardian university league table 2017. This course is accredited by the IET and IMechE and has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry. Mechanical engineers solve problems through innovation, helping society to become more advanced and adventurous. IMechE logo Our course will prepare you to work in competitive commercial and industrial environments. It gives you both academic and practical skills, so you become an analytical and creative problem-solver. You’ll develop valuable skills in teamwork, management and leadership and learn an integrated approach to engineering valued by employers. We’ll explore how engineering works in the business context, and how to achieve results within financial constraints. Using test and measurement equipment, you’ll learn how to specify and design electronics subsystems. You’ll understand how to use computer-based and mathematical methods to model and analyse mechanical-engineering problems. You’ll also consider your professional and ethical responsibilities, including the global and social contexts of engineering. Hands-on experience, plus lectures from visiting engineers, will ensure you’re up-to-date with current methods in industry. There’s the option of doing a year-long placement in industry between years 2 and 3. Institution of Engineering & Technology logo Our facilities include a CAD/CAM centre, industrial-scale CNC milling machine, CNC lathe, rapid prototyping machine, scanning electronic microscope, Instron bi-axial fatigue-testing machine, tensile-testing machine, material-preparation facilities, welding equipment and electronic testing and measuring equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generating and testing facilities. This programme is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Students completing an IMechE accredited degree are deemed to have met, part or all, of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and are in a strong position to move on to achieve professional engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry.