Mechanical engineers are vital in today’s modern world. They design, manufacture and operate a huge range of products and processes. From high-performance race cars through to lifesaving medical equipment, from railways to green technology, none of this would be possible without mechanical engineers. So if you’re hoping for a career that puts you right at the heart of technological developments affecting all of us, this course could be the perfect start. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and fundamentals of mechanical engineering. You’ll get involved in practical work, projects and problem-solving too. We’ll cover a range of topics within the subject, including mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials. While you’re here we’ll give you the opportunity to gain the skills to design, make and analyse products and processes from a range of different engineering applications. We’ll also look at the business and financial side of your subject, so you can see it in context and get the full picture of how the industry operates. During your studies you have the chance to take a placement after your second year. You could work in the industry and put what you’ve learnt into practice. We’ll also give you the opportunity to take part in national events like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student and Railway Challenge competitions. The course is fully accredited by the IMechE, which means meets the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and it can go towards part of the academic requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).