Mechanical and Design Engineering with placement at City, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Mechanical and Design Engineering provides scientific, mathematical and technical skills for the design, development and optimal operation of advanced machines and mechanical engineering systems. It is ideal if you want to develop sustainable and innovative solutions to real-world challenges in transport, energy manufacturing and more. Over four years, students develop professional engineering skills, with a focus on innovative and sustainable solutions to future mechanical engineering systems. Individual and group engineering design projects demonstrate students’ expertise to future employers. Whilst a fourth year, at master’s level, it helps to transition from study to professional practice.

  • Benefit from strong links to industry and exceptional industry involvement in the degree programme. Profit from City’s vision of sustainable engineering, a fundamental aspect in future Mechanical and Design Engineering.
  • Study in world leading test facilities, including our thermo-fluid laboratories, engine test beds and low-turbulence wind-tunnel, and high-speed tunnel belonging to the UK National Wind Tunnel Facility initiative.
  • Work with modern state-of-the art experimental equipment and high-performance computational fluid solvers, both being developed at City and supported by world-experts in those fields.
  • Enjoy easy access to our central London location and benefit from the links to our international aviation program, with City being the hub for key national and international industries.
  • Boost employability within an optional placement year, or placement split over two summer periods, which offers first-hand experience in professional industry.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.


You will develop a broad background in engineering subjects and concepts, before building a specialism in mechanical and design engineering subjects. These will include material and manufacturing, thermo-fluids, structural dynamics, and heat transfer. The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills. Year 1 Our largely shared first year gives you a foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, materials and manufacturing, thermo-fluids, electronics and computing. -The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits) -Engineering Design 1 (15 credits) -Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits) -Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits) -Introduction to programming (15 credits) -Engineering Science (15 credits) -Mathematics 1 (15 credits) -Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits) Year 2 Begin to specialise with modules including fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, structures and materials, mechatronics and systems. Learn how mechanical and design engineering is part of the circular economy. -The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits) -Mathematics 2 (15 credits) -Engineering Design 2 (15 credits) -Fluid Mechanics (15 credits) -Structures and Materials (15 credits) -Thermodynamics (15 credits) -Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits) -Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits) Year 3 Deepen your expertise with applied modules in the analysis and design of mechanical engineering systems, through-life engineering, heat and mass transfer, and control engineering. You will apply real-world problems through an engineering research or design project. -Individual project (30 credits) -Mechanical Engineering in the society (15 credits) -Structural Analysis and FEM (15 credits) -Engineering Design (CAD-CAM) (15 credits) -Mass, Momentum and Heat Transfer (15 credits) -Through Life Engineering (15 credits) -Control Engineering (15 credits) Year 4 Take complementary advanced modules alongside a major design project supported by our research expertise and industry partner. -Design project group (30 credits) -Mechanical Engineering practice in society (15 credits) -Computational Fluid Dynamics (15 credits) -Energy, Infrastructure and Sustainability (15 credits) -Advanced Heat Transfer (15 credits) -Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (15 credits) -Robotics Imaging and Vision (15 credits) -Advanced Manufacturing (15 credits) -Composite Assembly and Joining (15 credits) -Acoustics and Advanced Vibrations (15 credits) -Gas Turbine Engineering (15 credits) -Machine Learning (15 credits) -Acoustics and Vibrations (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports. Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) applies to all international students and researchers (apart from exempt nationalities) who are subject to UK immigration control and are intending to study or research at postgraduate level in certain sensitive subjects.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £23100 Year 1
International £23100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Mechanical and Design Engineering with placement at City, University of London - UCAS