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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Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Careers Fair


  • We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School, enabling women who study with us 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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There's a real focus during the course on industrially relevant subjects that can be applied as soon as you land a job.
Kevin Brigden
MEng Motorsport Engineering
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Why study with us

  • You’ll have access to the latest industry-standard equipment in our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
  • There are many 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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What jobs can you do after a mechanical engineering degree?

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 motorsports 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.

Future careers for those studying mechanical engineering:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Motorsports engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer

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Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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Meet the team

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Tony Broad
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Tony teaches across a range of Engineering courses with a Mechanical bias, this includes Aerospace, Mechanical, Motorsport, Energy and Computer Aided Engineering courses. Coming from industry, Tony has a wealth of industrial experience and specialises in Computer Aided Design (C…

Liben Jiang
Dr Liben Jiang
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Dr Liben Jiang has intensive teaching and research experience in the building/energy-related subjects. He teaches various modules and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students, including PhD research students. Dr Jiang’s research interests lie in the fields of thermoelec…