Mechanical engineering sciences

Mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineers have made the machines we use today possible and they’re developing the technologies we’ll rely on tomorrow. Biomedical engineers, meanwhile, apply engineering principles to solve medical problems, enabling human mobility in amputees or those with serious illnesses in ways not previously possible.

Mechanical engineering sciences are arguably the broadest and most fundamental of the engineering disciplines, making them a stimulating and engaging field to study.

Our School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences delivers our degrees in mechanical, aerospace, automotive and biomedical engineering. Here, you’ll have access to a variety of industry-standard facilities, including our state-of-the-art Design Centre and the UK’s only environmental wind tunnel.

Our courses are ranked 8th in the UK for aeronautical and aerospace engineering and for manufacturing and production and 10th in the UK for medical technology and bioengineering in the Complete University Guide 2023.

And all our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, with our aerospace engineering course accredited by RAeSoc and our biomedical engineering accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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Students and graduates


Wake modelling of offshore wind turbines in non-neutral atmosphere

Funding information:
UK fees are covered Annual stipend at standard UKRI rate (£16,062 p.a. for 2022/23).

Vehicle dynamics controllers and observers for all-terrain driving applications

Funding information:
Full UK tuition fees covered Stipend at UKRI rate increasing annually Laptop and personal computer provided by the department Available conference attendance budget.

Assessment of aluminium alloys anodised with tartaric sulphuric acid

Funding information:
Fully funded for UK fees. Stipend of £17,000 and University of Surrey fees met for duration of studentship.

Students and graduates