Mechanical Engineering applies scientific knowledge to design and build mechanical systems. Our degree will give you a solid foundation in applied engineering as well as a crucial understanding of the materials required for effective products – bringing materials science to the fore. Traditional engineering courses often involve large, impersonal lectures but our courses are taught in small, interactive seminar groups in our state-of-the-art facilities. This means more demonstrations and guided experiences working as a team with others in your department and from related courses such as Business, Product Design or Digital Media. The University of Chichester is inducted into the CDIO worldwide initiative alongside other leading universities. However, our unique CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) approach means that our courses are designed to be practical and lab-focused from the ground up. Each academic year of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering & Materials degree centres on a two-semester long design-build challenge. The knowledge and techniques that you will apply in your design-build challenges are gained in workshops, seminars and practical lab based modules that are specific to Mechanical Engineering & Materials. Design-build challenges start with a design brief, to which you must apply the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) engineering cycle. The course also contains many specialist modules to provide you with the breadth knowledge and skills needed for a career in mechanical engineering and materials science.