Mechanical Engineers plan, design and develop anything that moves; from cyclone vacuum cleaners to cars and medical robots; applying engineering science to solving problems of current and future importance to industry and society. The School of Mechanical Engineering takes an active role in passing this expertise to future generations of mechanical engineers through our fully accredited degree programmes. At Birmingham, we provide an excellent environment for studying Mechanical Engineering; we offer state-of-the-art facilities and research-led teaching from experts in the field who will encourage your engineering talents to thrive. As well as a design laboratory supporting industry-standard techniques such as computer aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD); we also house engine research laboratories, an advanced machining centre and a Microsystems & Nanotechnology research center. Students also get the chance to work on UBRacing – our own Formula Student Racing Team, which competes throughout the world and is in its 17th year. We produce graduates who can function in today's fast-changing marketplace, and your career prospects will be excellent. Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.