Mechanical Engineering, MEng

Mechanical Engineering, MEng

Our programme prepares students for careers as professional mechanical engineers with the focus on innovation, analysis and development within a wide range of advanced engineering technologies. The programme, using our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, aims to develop a strong knowledge of engineering concepts across all mechanical subject areas, so as to form a basis for complex problem solving and innovation in whatever area the engineer is employed. A key feature of the programme is the exposure of students to real industrial problems, where leadership skills are developed through a team working approach.

The MEng degree programme is 4 years in full-time mode and meets the educational requirements for registration as a chartered engineer (CEng) with the relevant engineering institution. The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future mechanical engineering technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new mechanical engineering solutions that better society
  • To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of professional roles within mechanical engineering and associated specialist fields.

UCAS code

H304 M MEng/ME4


Engineering Science


Medway Campus


4 years full-time
5 years sandwich
Part-time modes available

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

340 UCAS points

FROM 2 or 3 A levels with an additional AS level (of which 80 points from A2 mathematics or a physical science/numerate subject) OR BTEC/EdExcel ED at DDM including Distinction in Unit 4 and Unit 28 OR equivalent qualifications

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, mathematics and a science) or equivalent.

* Where relevant you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

* For advanced entry to Year 2 or 3 full-time or the equivalent part-time years, you will need an appropriate level 4 or 5 qualification, for example an HNC, HND or foundation degree or equivalent that maps to this degree. For further information please contact the Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000.


Student progress is assessed through a mix of examinations, assignments and project/lab work.

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation.

Career options

High-value manufacturing, automotive and aerospace industries. A number of former students have opted to create their own companies or for further postgraduate study.

Course content

  • Engineering Mathematics 1 & 2
  • Design and Materials
  • Practical and Experimental Skills
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 & 2
  • Materials
  • Engineering Management 1
  • Structures
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Fluids and Powder Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics and Design of Machines
  • Individual Project
  • Options from a range including: Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering; Control and Mechatronics; Advanced Fluid Mechanics; Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer; Engineering Systems Dynamics; Materials Under Stress; Bulk Solids Handling; Operations Management
  • Process Improvement Techniques
  • Quality Engineering
  • Industrial Group Project
  • Group Design Build and Test
  • Options from a range including: Modern Materials; Advanced Thermofluids Applications; Biomedical Engineering; Finite Element Applications; Introduction to Impact Engineering; Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Advanced Principles in Lean Manufacturing

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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