Published: 28 April 2022

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.

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.

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, 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 compete in prestigious Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) competitions - with great success! In 2021 our team claimed top prize in the UAS (unmanned aerial system) competition, while Surrey won the Virtual Dynamic Event at Formula Student (the world’s largest student motorsport competition) in 2020.

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.

These are just five reasons why our mechanical engineering courses are ranked in the UK top 20 by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and the Complete University Guide 2023. Discover more about our programmes in mechanical engineering.

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