Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Rated 5th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering and 8th for Manufacturing Engineering
The Times Good University Guide 2013
The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering’s postgraduate programmes serve traditional industry sectors, typically automotive and aerospace, as well as emerging and niche sectors such as high-value manufacture, healthcare and sporting goods.
At masters level, 50 full-time and 130 part-time students are currently registered on our campus-based programmes which are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Only a few UK MSc programmes have such professional accreditation. We also offer a distance-learning programme.
Our external examiner rates the quality of these programmes as matching the best offered internationally. Our research programmes attract new grants worth over £7m a year.
We have contributed to an esteemed Queen’s Anniversary Prize and host two of the prestigious EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing; one is the largest in the UK and the other sees us manage a UK-wide centre in electronics manufacture.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise placed us top of our unit of assessment. The UK’s 2012 Olympics preparations have seen the opening of our £15m Sports Technology Research Institute, and we collaborate with some of the world’s best known companies including adidas, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Caterpillar, Ford, JCB, Lotus, and Rolls-Royce.
We offer outstanding UK/ EU and international students funded PhD opportunities at the very forefront of technology and a number of these places go to students who have completed their MSc studies with us.