You develop the specialist knowledge and skills to analyse and solve mechanical engineering problems and to design creative and innovative products and devices using modern technology. We also introduce you to the business and economic world where many engineers work. This is a practical course which gives you plenty of opportunities to practise your engineering skills. You take site visits to workplaces such as car factories, wind farms and power stations. In the third year, you have the option of a paid work placement. Previous students have taken industrial placements at companies such as McLaren Racing Limited, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Airbus UK. You use all of the industry standard tools and equipment needed to ensure that you’re ready for industry. You have access to a wide range of hardware and equipment, including computer-aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, and analysis software such as Fluent, Abacus and Matlab.