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. They are also ranked 8th in the UK for aeronautical and manufacturing engineering in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

100 per cent of our postgraduate taught and research students and 95 per cent of our undergraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2022, HESA).

In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), we ranked 15th in the UK for ‘research power’ in engineering.

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.

Studentships

Energy systems studentships

Funding information:

​The studentship will provide a stipend at UKRI rates (currently £17,668 for 2022/23) and tuition fees for 3.5 years. An additional bursary of £1,700 per annum for the duration of the studentship will be offered to exceptional candidates.

Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI studentships

Funding information:

​The studentship will provide a stipend at UKRI rates (currently £17,668 for 2022/23) and tuition fees for 3.5 years. An additional bursary of £1,700 per annum for the duration of the studentship will be offered to exceptional candidates.

​Autonomous robotics and vehicles studentships

Funding information:

​The studentship will provide a stipend at UKRI rates (currently £17,668 for 2022/23) and tuition fees for 3.5 years. An additional bursary of £1,700 per annum for the duration of the studentship will be offered to exceptional candidates.

Students and graduates