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Course summary

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a professional engineer by studying the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about all movable parts, and prepare for a career in this diverse field of engineering. Mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life. It’s at the forefront of developing new technologies for a multitude of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics. You will learn fundamental skills and knowledge by studying modules such as Engineering Tools and Principles and Mechanical Design and Manufacturing. Modules such as Advanced Mechanical Materials and Professional Practice, Engineering Project Management and Engineering Business Environment equip you with the professional and transferable skills you need to work in industry. Our teaching and course content are informed by our research in diverse areas, including aerodynamics, fluid systems, transportation, manufacturing and sustainable development. You can study Mechanical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or as a four-year integrated master’s. At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng or continuing your studies for a further year for a MEng, subject to meeting the progression requirements. Key features

  • Benefit from dual accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)*. This will help you start your journey towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.
  • Through block teaching, you will focus on one module at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
  • Study a range of topics including computer-aided design, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing and fracture mechanics.
  • Access specialist facilities, such as our control and dynamics laboratories, mechanics and materials laboratories, engine test cell and Rohde and Schwarz embedded systems laboratories.
  • Join student societies such as DMU Racing and take part in Formula Student, an annual initiative set up by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers which challenges universities to design, build and race a single-seat racing car.
  • Explore professional opportunities by taking a placement year in industry. Mechanical Engineering students have undertaken placements at large organisations including Cummins, Caterpillar and the National Grid.
  • Open your career prospects across a range of fields, including automotive, defence and energy, product manufacturing and the food and beverage industries.


Year One Block 1: General Engineering Tools and Principles 1 Block 2: General Engineering Tools and Principles 2 Block 3: Mechanical Design and Manufacturing 1 Block 4: Mechanical Design and Manufacturing 2 Year Two Block 1: Mechanical, Energy and Aeronautical Tools and Principles Block 2: Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control Block 3: Mechanical Materials and Structures Block 4: Design and Project Management Placement Year (Optional) Year Three Block 1: Advanced Mechanical Materials and Professional Practice Block 2: Mechanical Energy Analysis Block 3 Choose one of: Modelling and Simulation for Mechanical Projects 1 Analysis, Programming and Simulation for Mechanical Projects 1 Materials and Design for Mechanical Projects 1 3D Printing and FEM for Mechanical Projects 1 Block 4 Students must take the most relevant module to the option chosen in Block 3: Modelling and Simulation for Mechanical Projects 2 Analysis, Programming and Simulation for Mechanical Projects 2 Materials and Design for Mechanical Projects 2 3D Printing and FEM for Mechanical Projects 2 Year Four (MEng) Block 1: Engineering Business Environment and Research Methods Block 2: Advanced Materials, Structures and Design Block 3: Advanced Mechanical Engineering Block 4: Group Project Note: These modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Assessment method

A variety of techniques are used throughout the Mechanical Engineering course with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes. Student-centred learning takes place through the research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments and practical work-based exercises to develop your skills and understanding.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Mechanical Engineering (Integrated Masters) at De Montfort University - UCAS