Learn how to improve the manufacturing, design, or materials of products and systems on our Mechanical Engineering combined bachelors and Masters degree course.
As a Mechanical Engineering student at ARU, you’ll study in our dedicated engineering labs in Chelmsford.
Our top-of-the range workshop and laboratory facilities include CAD/CAM and engineering computer modelling centres, industrial-scale CNC milling and lathe machines, metal and plastic rapid prototyping machines, welding equipment, electronic testing and measuring equipment, and much more.
You’ll set the direction for your future career by using manufacturing, 3D printing, thermodynamics, dynamics and structural analysis to analyse, calculate, model and experience your proposed concepts. You’ll also develop valuable commercial skills in areas such as marketing, Intellectual Property, and engineering project management.
Our MEng Mechanical Engineering degree differs from the BEng with its increased emphasis on project work, including a group project in your final year where you’ll build industry connections.
You’ll spend much of your course working with other engineering students, developing your teamwork, management and leadership skills and learning how to analyse and solve problems creatively. Our expert staff are experienced industry professionals and researchers who will guide and advise you throughout your studies.
All our engineering courses are in line with the new Engineering Council requirements (AHEP 4.0). Accreditation for our MEng Mechanical Engineering degree from IMechE and IET has been arranged when full student output from the course is available.
What's the difference between a BEng and an MEng course?
An accredited BEng course will prepare you to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.
Meanwhile a four-year MEng degree (a three-year undergraduate degree plus a Masters degree in one course) prepares you to apply for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
Work with other engineering students and build up your teamwork, management, leadership and problem-solving skills.
Explore all aspects and stages of the engineering process and discover where your passion and talents lie.
Tackle real-world engineering challenges and design, prototype and manufacture the products of the future.
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As an MEng Mechanical Engineering graduate, you’ll have an exciting career ahead of you. Qualified mechanical engineers can work in industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, renewable energies, 3D printing and much more. They’re in high demand nationally and internationally, commanding an impressive average salary. You could increase your earning power by progressing to senior design or project management. Your high-level numerical and problem-solving skills will also appeal to employers outside of the engineering sector, for example in IT, finance, business and education.
From the very start of your degree, you’ll meet established engineers from across the industry, learn what it’s like to work in engineering, and be encouraged to join professional bodies, building valuable contacts and knowledge to help you gain employment in your preferred area. You’ll build your CV not only by learning manufacturing and testing methods and using industry-standard equipment, but by working individually and as part of a team, solving problems and carrying out research.
You could also choose to start a research career by progressing on to our Engineering and the Built Environment PhD.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
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