Mechanical Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
Take a look around the room you are in. Most of what you see has been made, developed or modified by an engineer. This course encompasses the design, development, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of engineered products. The difference between this course and our BEng (Hons) route is that as well as specialising in more advanced topics, you’ll meet the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation.


What will I experience?

On this course you can:
  • Create your own designs in our manufacturing workshops
  • Put learning into practice by doing a paid work placement, either in the UK or overseas
  • Be involved in Formula Student

What opportunities might it lead to?

This MEng course has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), meeting the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Successfully completing this MEng course will allow you to apply for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
  • design
  • research and development
  • product manufacture
  • project management

Programme Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials (personal and academic), laboratory and project work, CAE system activity and open access study. The course has a strong practical emphasis and we pride ourselves on working at the leading-edge of technology and learning practices.A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. Here’s how we assess your work:
  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • practical tests
  • project work
  • presentations

Student Destinations

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. This course puts you in an excellent position to start a career as a professional engineer. Not only does it 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.You could work for a large company, in the Armed Forces or in one of the many small companies within this sector. You could even start your own specialist company.Roles our graduates have taken on include:
  • mechanical engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

Programme Structure

Module Details

Year oneYou will begin the course with the foundations of engineering science and engineering design, including some computer-aided design. You’ll also get the chance to manufacture a product of your own design.Core units in this year will include:
  • Communication and Engineering Technology Appreciation
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Introduction to Design
  • Mathematical Principles
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
Year twoBroaden your knowledge gained in the first year. You’ll study further mathematics and engineering science, engineering materials, manufacturing and business, instrumentation and control, and computer-aided engineering.Core units from this year will include:
  • Computer Aided Engineering and Product Manufacture
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics, Instrumentation and Control
  • Materials and Manufacture (ENG)
  • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
Options to choose from in this year include:
  • Energy Engineering
  • Engineering Programming
Year three and four*In your third year you will cover solid mechanics, manufacturing systems and sustainable development. There is also a range of topics in your final MEng year including advanced materials, manufacturing and design, energy and environmental management, structural integrity and industrial control systems for you to tailor your studies to your individual interests.Core units in your third year include:
  • Design and Sustainable Development
  • Individual Project
  • Integrated Engineering Group Business Project
  • Materials, Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Thermofluid Mechanics
To end your studies you will participate in a major group engineering project, normally linked to one of the school’s research or commercial activities such as materials and structural integrity, product design and manufacture, and dynamic systems engineering.Core units in your final year include:
  • Multidisciplinary Group Project
  • Structural Application of Finite Elements
  • Structural Integrity
Options to choose from in the final year include:
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Energy Management
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Virtual Prototyping for Production
*This course is also available as a 5-year sandwich (work placement)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date 4 years full time, 5 years sandwich with work placement
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • 120-144 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels, or equivalent, with 40 points from Mathematics, plus two relevant subjects
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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