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School of Mechanical Engineering

About us

The School of Mechanical Engineering has an international reputation for teaching and research and is one of the leading mechanical engineering departments in the UK.

In the latest Government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) we achieved an impressive 75% of staff rated internationally excellent or world-leading.

We provide an excellent educational experience in Mechanical Engineering, providing undergraduate degrees and masters courses in the areas of mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, medical engineering, product design and aeronautical and aerospace engineering.

Our postgraduate research (PhD) students are undertaking a range of projects linked directly to the work within our four research institutes.

Our research strength ensures our degree programmes are at the forefront of knowledge and thinking. This ensures our graduates are equipped with the most up-to-date techniques, methods and knowledge bases. Our teaching has an excellent reputation and is orientated to the expressed needs of industry.

We rank highly in the main league tables for mechanically based engineering and we scored 97% for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Additionally, our investment in facilities and staff ensures that we can provide an excellent experience in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our academic staff are well-connected and have established links with industry and other international organisations, both in the UK and overseas. This brings a richness to our teaching and degree programmes.

We also have well-established collaborative links with other schools in the University, and with other academic institutions around the world.


Our research strength ensures our degree programmes are at the forefront of knowledge and thinking.

Thermofluids lab

School statistics

Student in thermo lab

Statistics about our School, staff and students.

New investment

Worm Robot

Our facility for Innovative Robotic Systems is set to make us a world leader in robot design and construction.

Facilities

Pin on plate

We have a wide range of facilities to support our teaching and research.

Athena Swan

Athena Swan


We hold the bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.