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This 5-year course is identical to Mechanical Engineering MEng but has a year out in industry (typically after Year 3 - students then return to complete Year 4).
The industry placement helps you develop engineering competence and build useful industrial links
Your course is accredited for professional registration by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meets the academic requirements needed for Chartered Engineer (CEng)
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This course is identical to the Mechanical Engineering MEng, but includes an additional year spent working in the industry.
The MEng Mechanical Engineering will give you an excellent grounding in the knowledge and experience of the most fundamental of all engineering disciplines, preparing you for a variety of careers in engineering, technology, business and management.
Many students find it highly beneficial, both to their university education and to their subsequent employability, to integrate a substantial period in the industry within your degree. We offer you the chance to do this with a structured placement year in industry, which would normally be completed after the third year of the Mechanical Engineering degree course (with students returning after their placement to complete the 4th year of study). However, you may opt to organise your placement after the second year.
During the placement year, you will be supervised by the host company and your progress is monitored by the university.
We use a variety of teaching styles that reflect the diversity of topics covered in modern mechanical engineering, and you will develop the range of skills and expertise that a professional engineer must possess.
As in BEng, the third year features an individual project - you will undertake a major investigative project by yourself. This may require scientific experiments and investigations. The successful completion of this project is a necessary condition for eventual professional registration.
The final year of the MEng features a major design group project, as well as further opportunities of choosing specialist subjects, in addition to core units.