Mechanical engineers advance the world we live in by constantly improving and inventing technology, not just preserving existing systems. Making our lives easier and everything we use more efficient, mechanical engineers are responsible for some of the most innovative breakthrough designs of our times; such as The London Eye, wind turbines and surgical robotic technology. Becoming a mechanical engineer opens doors to nearly every area of industry, from manufacturing to construction; working on problem-solving projects from design stages through to commissioning and production. There is a broad range of employment opportunities within this diverse discipline involving design, manufacture, research, development, management and marketing. Here in Exeter, mechanical engineers are making considerable breakthroughs in innovative research involving, for example, human bone implants, break-pads made from sustainable resources like hemp and cashew nut resin and a machine that can produce customised 3D chocolate products of any shape. This research is undertaken and supervised by the same lecturers who tutor undergraduates from year 1; enabling them to cascade their exciting results and discoveries to students thus enhancing development through the engineering programmes. Why choose Mechanical Engineering at Exeter? •This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council. Visit the Careers tab for further information. •The multidisciplinary first year ensures an excellent foundation in mechanical engineering, while encouraging you to sample other engineering disciplines, such as electronic or civil engineering, broadening your knowledge as you progress with mechanics. •Practical, hands-on experience is gained from the first year, when you design and make a mechanic water-wheel. •Our first-class equipment and excellent facilities includes the latest Additive Layer Manufacturing technology and 3D visualisation suite. •Students directly benefit from our strong links with the mechanical engineering industry , with companies like Airbus and Jaguar providing interactive student tours.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|