What will I learn?

Are you fascinated by technology and design? Build a solid foundation in the principles of mechanical engineering, starting with an exciting interdisciplinary module set up with funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering and progressing on to tackling a technically challenging group design project. The skills you’ll acquire could enable you to follow in the footsteps of our graduates working in fields from racing car design to engineering consultancy.You’ll engage in experimental work in excellent laboratories and workshops. You’ll also benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement. Employment may lead to sponsorship and future employment opportunities* Open the door to a successful future. With starting salaries from £23,000, our graduates have gone on to work for Hoare Lea, Babcock Marine, Becton Dickinson, e2v, Edwards, the Shaw Group and the Ministry of Defence.*Join a course accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which can lead to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with further study.* Choose specialist modules in control systems engineering or thermo-fluid mechanics, and learn from engineering failures.* Benefit from an optional 48 week paid work placement. Employment may lead to sponsorship and future employment opportunities.* Engage in experimental work in excellent laboratories and workshops.* Take advantage of a flexible course. The first two years are common with BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites and the first year is common with BEng (Hons) Marine Technology, allowing you to swap courses.* Progress onto the MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at the end of the second year if you are doing well on the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,800.00 (US$ 17,026) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,800.00 (US$ 17,026) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need US high school diplomas with a combination of: AP at grade 4 or 5 (usually three subjects relevant to course), SAT circa 1250, ACT circa 26, SAT subjects (three relevant subjects circa 400). Undergraduate programmes: ILETS 6.0 overall with Minimum component scores 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

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About this uni

Two-thirds of the research conducted by the University of Plymouth is ranked as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • Short drive to Dartmoor National Park
  • The university has 139,000 alumni across 135 countries
  • Awarded TEF silver for teaching excellence
  • Double winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize