This course is identical to the Mechanical Engineering MEng, but includes an additional year spent working in industry. Many students find it highly beneficial, both to their university education and to their subsequent employability, to integrate a substantial period in industry within your degree. We offer you the chance to do this with a structured placement year in industry, which would normally be completed after the third year of the Mechanical Engineering degree course (with students returning after their placement to complete the 4 th year of study). However, you may opt to organise your placement after the second year. During the placement year students are supervised by the host company and progress is monitored by the university. This course aims to provide the mechanical engineers of the future with an education that covers the breadth of this diverse subject, imparting the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills so that they can operate effectively in their initial appointment and develop their career: - Develop strong intellectual and practical skills to critically analyse, investigate and solve mechanical engineering problems - Develop a high degree of competence in the use and adaptation of existing methods, tools and techniques and the application of engineering principles - Instil creativity in addressing problems relating to engineering components and systems - Develop a high degree of competence in engineering design, experimentation, technologies of manufacturing and effective management of companies - Develop skills in the use of computers, software packages, team working, communication, time management and independent learning - Provide an increased depth and breadth relative to BEng - (through the year in industry) provide knowledge and experience of the practice of mechanical engineering in industry and the operation of engineering companies.