Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses at the School of Computing, Science and Engineering cover all of the key areas that are important for the development of strong all-round mechanical engineers. Areas studied include design and manufacturing, structural engineering methods, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, dynamics and machine systems and control, robotics and automation.
Why Mechanical Engineering?
Engineering is fundamental to our technological society. Every form of transport is the product of advanced engineering. Modern business and entertainment rely on a steady stream of technological advances in both engineering and computing. Our healthcare system depends on engineering innovations such as artificial joints, heart monitors, and imaging systems (x-ray, MRI, ultrasound etc). In fact, most of the everyday objects that we take for granted are the result of engineering innovations in both design and manufacturing. Just look around you and you will realise that engineering’s impact on society is all pervasive.
Being an engineer can give tremendous job satisfaction because it combines creative innovation, technological expertise and relevance to society. Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines and mechanical engineers can be found in almost every industry and are highly employable. Starting salaries for new graduates are higher than average, with career areas as diverse as the Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Construction and Manufacturing industries.