Published: 26 May 2020

Five reasons to study mechanical engineering at Surrey

What makes our mechanical engineering degrees different and what’s the secret behind our graduates’ success? Here we reveal five reasons why you should choose the University of Surrey for your mechanical engineering degree.

Mechanical Engineering student
Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities.
1. Fantastic work placement opportunities

You can take advantage of our renowned Professional Training placement programme and get a year’s valuable work experience with a company like:

  • BAE Systems
  • GE Aviation
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • DePuy Synthes.

Read about student Fahmid Chowdhury’s placement experience at Ford Motor Company.


2. Flexibility with common first year

Whether you opt for  our Mechanical EngineeringAutomotive EngineeringAerospace Engineering or Biomedical Engineering courses, you’ll study a common first year which means you can swap to a different pathway within the department, if you decide it’s a better fit, up until the end of your first year.


3. Compete in prestigious competitions

Learning at Surrey isn’t just about lecture theatres and labs. Our students have a great track record in IMechE competitions such as Formula Student (the world’s largest student motorsport competition) and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems competition (which challenges students to design a drone for a humanitarian aid mission).

Find out about our students’ success at Formula Student 2020.


4. Industry-standard facilities

At Surrey you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including our:

  • Design Centre with the latest design software and computer-numerical-control (CNC) machine tooling equipment
  • EnFlo Labs which host the only environmental wind tunnel in the UK.


5. Professionally accredited courses

Our mechanical engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which means you’ll be well on the way towards chartered status after studying with us. Our MEng courses fully meet the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, while our BEng programmes partially meet the academic requirement and can be supplemented by further study.

Discover our programmes in mechanical engineering.

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