Mechanical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MEng Mechanical Engineering course is offered as either a four or five year course with an integrated placement year. It introduces a full range of core engineering science modules coupled to practical projects to ensure a highly integrated and industry relevant degree programme. The MEng degree takes the BEng and develops it to a full Masters level programme that fully meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. The fast-evolving nature of mechanical engineering means that future generations of graduates must embrace change and thrive on a love of innovation. The challenges and rewards for skilled engineers who can design, manufacture and manage advanced products and processes are greater than ever. Throughout the course we emphasise the need to be able to apply engineering knowledge, technical skill, strong management skills and innovation to successfully solve engineering problems. You can expect to work on major projects often in partnership with commercial engineering companies. Our close links with industry and the broad basis of our degree programmes ensure our students’ attractiveness to a wide range of employers and enhance our graduate employment record. Graduate opportunities exist in the fields of research, development and design, automotive engineering, manufacturing systems engineering, power generation, advanced technology and computer-aided design, accountancy, management, marketing, Navy, Army and RAF Officer training. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purpose of meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Our Mechanical Engineering courses are ranked top 10 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2023)
  • Our Mechanical Engineering courses are in the Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects. (Complete University Guide, 2023).
  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, to boost your future employment prospects.


Year 1: • Introduction to Engineering and Design • Prototyping and Development • Electronic Engineering Fundamentals • Engineering Science 1 • Mathematical Modelling for Engineers • Materials and Manufacturing 1 Year 2: Advanced Mathematical Modelling Materials and Manufacturing 2 Engineering Science 2 Thermal Fluid Science 1 Design and Engineering for the User Engineering for Industry Year 3: Optional placement year Year 3/4: Thermal Fluid Science 2 Advanced Dynamics and Control Advanced Solid Mechanics and FEA Engineering Design & the Environment Individual Major Project Professional Engineering Practice Advanced System Design Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Final year: Core modules: Project Management Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applications Practical Numerical Methods MEng Group Project Product Introduction Processes You will also be able to select one of the following options: Sustainable Energy Advanced CAD CAD Principles and Materials Selection MEMS Applications and Design Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Assessment method

Teaching isn’t just lectures, it’s workshops and practical sessions too. You will be involved in individual and group project work throughout the course, designed to develop individual skills as an engineer and the communication, organisational and leadership skills needed to work effectively in a business or organisation. You will also have the opportunity to visit plants to see engineering in action and receive specialist supervision from consultants working in industry. Assessment is by a combination of exams, project, lab and coursework. Your final degree classification is determined by your performance in all years after the first year.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
International £21100 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Mechanical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS