Mechanical engineers focus on turning energy into power and motion. More specifically, this specialisation looks at the generation, conversion and use of energy, as well as the design, construction and operation of devices and systems. Students in this course learn from staff with world-leading expertise in fluid mechanics, turbulence, thermodynamics, control and biomechanics, and have the chance to undertake an industry project that is both research and industrially based. Group activities and site visits help to consolidate theoretical knowledge and prepare students to undertake careers in fields from automotive design and manufacturing to software programming; and in non-engineering roles in organisations such as banks and consulting firms.
Intended learning outcomes
To produce graduates who are skilled in mechanical engineering principles and have the ability to apply them to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems.