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.

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.

Students and graduates


Data-driven modelling of laminar-turbulent transition in wall-bounded flows

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,062 for 2022/23, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, in addition to £1,000 per annum to be spent on research and training. Home rate fee allowance of £4,500 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). For exceptional international candidates, there is the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover overseas fees.

Large eddy simulation of centrifugal Rayleigh-Bénard convection in turbomachinery disc cavities

Funding information:
Open to UK and international applicants. The stipend for this position is the UKRI standard rate (currently £16,062 p.a.) plus a possible supplement of £3,000 p.a.

Wake modelling of offshore wind turbines in non-neutral atmosphere

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

Students and graduates