School of Engineering Courses

Practical Skills

As a student you will be provided with exciting, hands-on experience to ensure you develop the practical engineering and mechanical skills needed to get noticed by employers. Our graduates are successful; working across the engineering sector. You can find them working in Formula One to the Ministry of Defence and from Airbus to BAE Systems. Our diverse range of engineering and mechanical courses means you can choose from specialisms including: aerospace to mechanical and maintenance engineering; energy to fire engineering; electronic and robotics to civil engineering. Whatever your interest or specialism, you’ll find a course to suit your needs.


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During your studies you’ll benefit from our new Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC). Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching, research and direct links with industry allowing students to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners.

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Whichever course you choose, from our Mechanical Engineering and Building Surveying degrees to our Facilites Management courses, you’ll enjoy access to world class facilities and resources. For example, as a mechanical engineering student, you’ll have access to our Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology facilities, which incorporate state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software, allowing you to gain the practical engineering expertise you’ll need to get noticed by employers.

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As a full-time student you’ll be encouraged to spend an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry (between year 2 and 3). Using the optional placement year furthers your professional knowledge and increases your employability. There are also opportunities for paid, real world industrial experience working on commercial projects, connected to local industry in the North West, and Undergraduate Research Internships, working on actual research projects.

Our Courses

At UCLan we hold a strong reputation for the quality of our engineering and mechanical degrees – offering professionally accredited courses, supported by excellent industry links and including the option for industrial placements. Our close links with industry means that what you’ll learn reflects current best practice – especially as you’ll be taught by staff with successful careers in the engineering sector. You’ll graduate with practical, hands-on experience of core engineering and mechanical skills and the ability to design, manufacture and service complex systems – opening doors in a wide range of sectors. We also work with a number of professional bodies and learned societies to ensure that you benefit from teaching, support, research and commercial activities.

All our engineering and mechanical courses are designed with employability in mind. This means that you will be given the opportunity to develop skills which employers value as part of the academic study of your chosen subject. Where appropriate our courses are accredited by professional bodies. When you join us you will be starting a career not just a degree!

We also offer Foundation Entry routes to our degree courses, for students who don’t have the appropriate entry requirements to start an honours degree. Foundation Entry provides an excellent introduction, helping you to gain the knowledge, study skills and confidence to really succeed throughout the rest of your course. The additional study year is an integral part of your degree.

Professional Development and Short Courses