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 Department 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.

We’re ranked third in the UK for materials technology by the Complete University Guide 2021 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.

Students and graduates


Cells as batteries: investigating the endogenous extracellular electric field

Funding information:
Funding covers: Full UK/EU tuition fee  Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)  RTSG of £1,000 p.a.  Personal Computer (provided by the department).

Assessment of aluminium alloys anodised with tartaric sulphuric acid

Funding information:
3.5 years of stipend and fees paid. Stipend of £17,000 pa.

Microstructure and micromechanics of dissimilar joints for fusion power plants

Funding information:
The funding package for this studentship award is as follows: Full UK/EU tuition fee   Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)   RTSG of £1,000 p.a.  

Students and graduates