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UK Mechanical Engineering Degree

Discover the the core disciplines of mechanical engineering, programming and applied mathematics

A mechanical engineering degree will allow you to prepare for a career in mechanical engineering across various industries. You will benefit from access to cutting-edge facilities, industrial placement and field trip opportunities.

Mechanical engineering courses can be tailored to meet your particular needs and interests by selecting modules from various options. These include Combustion in Engines, Mechatronics and Robotics Applications and Surface Engineering. UK universities provide excellent facilities for engineering students, including dedicated workshops, state-of-the-art laboratories, testing chambers and 3D printing. 

Mechanical Engineering application

Courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Upon completing this course, you will be able to analyse and solve complex engineering problems using a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational techniques. Work placements are also commonplace.

Graduate Mechanical Engineering Careers

Careers in the field of mechanical engineering are diverse. Employment prospects are excellent, with high earning potential and the opportunity to travel the world. Mechanical engineering courses provide a route into many careers within the global engineering industry, including aerospace, automotive, rail, marine, chemical construction and defence.

Long-established links with industry and other international organisations, both in the UK and overseas, are one of the many reasons why UK engineering school graduates are highly sought after by employers such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce and motor racing teams.

Mechanical Engineering UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 30 points.
  • Typical A-level requirements: ABB including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Mechanical Engineering in the UK?

To learn more about the best mechanical engineering universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Mechanical Engineering universities in the Guardian University Guide 2024 below:

  1. Imperial College London
  2. University College London
  3. University of Bath
  4. University of Sheffield
  5. University of Exeter
  6. Teesside University
  7. University of Bristol
  8. University of Edinburgh
  9. Lancaster University
  10. Loughborough University

Study Mechanical Engineering in the UK

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