MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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Introduction

Learn how to improve the manufacturing, design, or materials of products and systems on our Mechanical Engineering combined bachelors and Masters degree course.

Engineering facilities

Take a tour of our mechanical engineering workshops and concrete lab in Chelmsford.

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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.

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Facilities and accreditation

Specialist facilities

All our Mechanical Engineering students have use of specialist labs and equipment, including:

  • CAD/CAM and engineering computer modelling centre
  • industrial-scale CNC milling and lathe machines
  • metal and plastic rapid prototyping machines
  • welding equipment
  • electronic testing and measuring equipment
  • 3D printers.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Careers

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.

Whichever path you follow, you can be sure you’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities that employers need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

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

Apply now for MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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