Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

This integrated masters degree covers the theoretical principles of mechanical engineering alongside practical design work. The first two years are the same across our Mechanical Engineering degrees and focus on the essential principles of mechanical engineering, as well as law and management, systems design, and modelling and computing, in order to take a product from initial concept to the marketplace. Modules in your third year will allow you to extend your maths and materials knowledge to design solutions for sustainable manufacturing. You will also carry out an individual project, bringing together the concepts and skills you have learned. During your fourth year, you will take advanced modules and participate in a group design project, applying your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem. You will have access to extensive facilities, which include the largest wind tunnel in any UK university, a high-resolution 3D imaging centre, dedicated student design studios and workshops, and a materials and structures research facility in our new National Infrastructure Laboratory. Our courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offer a route to chartered status.


Typical modules include: Year one: An Introduction to Engineering Design; Electrical and Electronics Systems; Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment; Mechanical Systems Analysis; Mechanics, Structures and Materials; ThermoFluids. Year two: Electronics and Control; Engineering Management and Law; Fluid Mechanics; Materials and Structures; Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II; Mechanics, Machines and Vibration; Systems Design and Computing; Thermodynamics. Year three: Individual Project; Engineering Design with Management; Accounting and Finance for Engineers; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Heat Transfer and Applications; Manufacturing and Materials; plus additional module options. Year four: Group design project; Composite Engineering Design and Mechanics; Materials, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management; plus module options to deepen your knowledge. During your industrial placement year you will spend this extra time at an engineering firm, applying the skills and knowledge you've learned so far.

Assessment method

Testing is conducted through a combination of online and in-person examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees for courses starting in September 2025 will not be confirmed until August 2024. The fees shown are applicable to 2024 entry and are for illustrative purposes only. Please see our website for further details and updates:
Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing at University of Southampton - UCAS