Mechanical Engineering is required by every industry sector. Graduates must be adaptable and familiar with cutting edge technology. In addition, graduates must show initiative, communicate with clients and demonstrate creative problem solving traits that are much in demand in the labour market. Careers include product design, aerospace, energy, transport, renewable systems, pharmaceuticals, food processing, the agri- machine sector and research.
Course modules are a mixture of theoretical (e.g. mechanics, fluids, heat, mathematics) and practical (e.g. materials, manufacturing and computer aided design). Added to this are a range of modules that allow the graduate to apply their technical knowledge to an employment setting (e.g. management, computers and project work).
Mechanical Engineers are in huge demand by local and national industry for their broad ranging technical skills and versatility. The programme features a work placement in year 3 to allow you to immerse yourself in an industrial setting before graduation.