Mechanical Engineering

Our accredited hands-on Mechanical and Motorsports courses give you the chance to design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain machines and mechanical production techniques that will equip you for your future.

Our courses are tutored by world-class academics with both industry and research experience. You’ll have the opportunity to work on industry and research-led projects and learn the skills and knowledge to graduate with a rounded education that prepares you to take ideas all the way from concept to production and launch.

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  • We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School of Engineering, enabling women students to transition successfully into industry. The Athena Swan project is a charter scheme, aiming to address issues around gender and diversity.  Our Women’s Engineering Network - a friendly group of women students and staff - regularly meet to explore all aspects of engineering and to offer each other mutual support at university and beyond.

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Why choose us?

  • Our Mechanical Engineering provision is ranked in the UK’s top 10 for student satisfaction, and 1st in the North West (Complete University Guide, 2021).

  • You’ll have access to the latest industry-standard equipment in our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), with opportunities to take part in internationally renowned events such as Formula Student and the Shell Eco-Marathon.

  • Take part in dedicated workshops to support you in your studies - Formula Student, Formula Ford race cars, eco-marathon cars, and a race car simulator.
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Future careers and opportunities

Graduates from our courses are currently working at companies like Mercedes AMG Motorsports, Williams F1, Force India F1, Tom Tunstall Racing, M-Sport, Ginetta, and Century Motorsport. If you’re looking beyond the motor sports industry, we have had graduates employed in engineering positions at companies like Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Airbus, BAE Systems, Babcock, Tata Technologies, Helical Technologies, MI Technology, United Utilities and the Ministry of Defence.

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