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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

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Undergraduate courses

Study an engineering degree accredited by the top professional institutions, in the world's first industrial city.

Every year, we continue our engineering heritage with a wide spectrum of innovative courses developed alongside our industrial partners - ensuring excellent employability prospects.

Over the course of your three-year BEng or four-year MEng course, you'll progress from studying engineering theory to practising your new-found craft. Which path will you take? Start your exploration here.

Mechanical engineering

If cogs, fast cars, and rockets spring to mind, give yourself half a mark, because mechanical engineering is so much more.

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Mechanical Engineering at Manchester is diverse, covering everything from fluids and structures to modelling and design.

Dr Abbie Jones / Senior Lecturer

Mechanical engineers invent 3D printers, create prosthetic limbs, design new technology to improve food production and water supplied, and even create robotic manufacturing plants. The University of Manchester provides you with an excellent grounding in this most fundamental of all engineering disciplines, preparing you for a career in any number of industries.

The diversity of topics covered in modern mechanical engineering is reflected in our variety of teaching styles, specialist units, and your individual project in final year. On this pathway, you will be prepared for professional career in the industry - having developed the range of skills and expertise a professional engineer must possess.

Across the world, it's this skillset which is needed in almost every industry imaginable. It's why there is such a demand for mechanical engineers!


All our aerospace engineering degrees are fully accredited.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Our degrees provide the academic base to become a member of a professional institution and a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council. BEng(Hons) graduates will need further learning equivalent to master's level for chartered status.

Explore your course

BEng or MEng, industrial experience or management, foundation year or straight into first year - there are many things to consider when choosing the right route for you, so let us help you.

Flexible options

Our courses have a largely common first and second year, giving you the flexibility to transfer to your chosen course up to the end of Year 2, when you are better informed about the pathways and have a deeper understanding of each specialisation.

Foundation year

Prepare for the degree course with direct entry by undertaking our foundation year first. The perfect option for students currently without the correlating qualifications.

Management courses

Prepare for the technical, practical, and business demands of a career in engineering. Study in conjunction with management: including additional project management, finance, and risk management.