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BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering

3 years
September 2024

Spent your life taking things apart to see how they work? This could be the course for you. Mechanical Engineering teaches you to design objects and systems with motion.

Why study with us

  • Our Mechanical Engineering course is ranked in the UK’s top 10 for student satisfaction. Plus it's ranked 1st in the North West (Complete University Guide, 2021).
  • Learn using the latest equipment available in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre. It houses an additive manufacturing (3D printing) lab, rapid prototyping, CNC workshop, computing labs and more.
  • You can join the Innovation Club as well as various research groups. And work with a diverse group of students and staff on innovation and research projects.
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Daniel Wearden - BEng (Hons) Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

What you'll do

  • Choose an optional placement year in industry to gain further practical experience and radically enhance your career prospects.
  • On this mechanical engineering course you’ll be tutored by world-class academics with both industry and research experience.
  • Work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the EIC
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Mechanical Engineering BEng facilities

You will get to work in our state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre, containing: 

  • Motorsports and air vehicles laboratory
  • Additive manufacturing lab (3D printing)
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) workshop, featuring the Hurco VMX with advanced verification graphics.

In our Motorsports lab, students get to work on our Formula Student and Formula Ford race cars, eco marathon cars, and race car simulator. They then enter them in national and international competitions. 


Academic expertise

Dr Andrew Fsadni
Senior Lecturer
Dr Akinola Adeniyi
Senior Lecturer in Engineering
Tony Broad
Senior Lecturer
Dr Hadley Brooks
Senior Lecturer
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I learnt a lot, I had a full years' experience, and was offered a job upon graduating. Due to my experience with the company they offered me a higher starting salary. Having this experience on my CV has definitely benefited me in job applications.
Jack Tierney
Jack Tierney
Placement Software Test Engineer, Imagination Technologies

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

Careers with a Mechanical Engineering BEng

Want to find out what you can do with a mechanical engineering degree? Our Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) degree can lead to a diverse career. You can work in areas such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Computing and electronics
  • Energy conversion
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Research development

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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