Most of what you see has been made, developed or modified by an engineer. Meeting the challenges of the changing world, there will always be a demand for mechanical engineers. This course encompasses the design, development, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of engineered products. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? The difference between this integrated Master's course and our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course is that it's a year longer, allowing for more in-depth study. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You will also be awarded the EUR-ACE certificate meaning that you will fully meet the criteria of second cycle European engineering programmes. We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE: The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our computer-aided design and rapid prototyping suites, energy systems lab, petroleum engineering lab, metrology and 3D scanning microscopy facilities. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is ideal for students who enjoy practical, hands-on, problem-based learning. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED: On this course you can create your own designs in our manufacturing workshops, you can get involved in the University of Portsmouth Formula Student racing team, and you can apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs. AFTER THE COURSE: It is generally accepted that there is a current shortage of engineers and our courses are aimed at educating engineers for a multitude of different careers in engineering and technology. Not only does this course meet the requirements of the major engineering graduate programmes, it gives you the chance to sample the workplace with a year-long industrial placement. Placement employers may even offer a sponsorship for your remaining years of study, a job offer on graduation, or both.